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Acid Reflux Medication

At Click2Pharmacy, we have various acid reflux treatments that can treat the symptoms of acid reflux, including prescription acid reflux medication and over-the-counter treatments.

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Acid Reflux Information

Acid reflux is caused by a weakness in the lower oesophageal sphincter, a muscle which is supposed to stop the movement of acids back up the oesophagus. This results in acid from the stomach travelling up the oesophagus, causing a burning feeling in the chest.

Causes of Acid Reflux

The stomach contains hydrochloric acid which helps to break down food. Acid reflux is caused by acid from the stomach travelling up into the oesophagus and even into the mouth. The acid irritates the lining of the oesophagus, causing it to become inflamed and painful. At the bottom of the oesophagus, there is a valve called the lower oesophageal sphincter, which relaxes to allow food and water to pass into the stomach. If the sphincter is weak or relaxes too much, then stomach acid can travel back into the oesophagus.

It is very common to suffer from occasional acid reflux or heartburn without knowing the cause. There are some triggers that can cause acid reflux or make it worse. These include:

  • Certain foods or drinks
  • Eating large meals
  • Smoking
  • Being overweight
  • Stress
  • Low levels of exercise
  • Pregnancy
  • A hiatus hernia- a hole in the diaphragm which allows part of the stomach to move into the chest
  • Some medications, such as drugs for asthma, antihistamines, and anti-inflammatory painkillers (such as ibuprofen).

Symptoms of Acid Reflux

Acid reflux can have many symptoms, but the 7 most common ones are:

  1. Heartburn, which is an uncomfortable burning sensation or pain in the chest that can occur after eating food and last for several hours. It can happen occasionally or can be persistent if you have gastro-oesophagus reflux disease.
  2. A sour or bitter taste in taste in the mouth – caused by stomach acid reaching the mouth.
  3. Dry cough
  4. Wheezing
  5. Problems with your voice, such as hoarseness
  6. Bad breath
  7. Nausea and/or vomiting

Acid reflux symptoms can happen or worsen after eating, bending or lying down. Diagnosis of acid reflux is usually made based on the symptoms and physical examination. However, heartburn can seem similar to a heart attack, so it’s important to rule that out. If symptoms are persistent or severe, then further tests may be carried out, such as an endoscopy.

At Click2Pharmacy, we offer various acid reflux treatments that can be delivered straight to your door

Foods That Trigger Acid Reflux

There are certain foods and drinks that have been associated with acid reflux. It has been suggested that tobacco, chocolate, alcohol and coffee may cause relaxation of the lower oesophageal sphincter and should be avoided. Other foods and habits that are also linked to acid reflux include:

  • High intake of salt
  • Low dietary fibre
  • Having carbonated (fizzy) drinks and acidic juices
  • Eating large meals
  • Lying down within 3 hours of eating a meal

Acid Reflux in Pregnancy

Acid reflux in pregnancy is quite common and can be very irritating and uncomfortable. In pregnancy, hormonal changes cause the lower oesophageal muscle to relax, which means the acids in the stomach may travel up. Secondly, as the baby grows in the uterus, it puts pressure on the stomach, which causes acid and food to push back up.

In the first trimester, you may experience heartburn or acid reflux due to the oesophageal muscles moving food more slowly into your stomach. Your stomach may also take longer to empty. As the pregnancy progresses to the third trimester, the size of the baby can push against the stomach and affect its normal position.

Acid Reflux Medication and Treatments

Acid Reflux Suppressant

These medications are known as acid suppressants.

  • Gaviscon Liquid & Tablets
  • Peptac Liquid

Acid Reflux Tablets and Capsules

For more persistent and severe acid reflux, oral capsules and tablets can be used known as Proton Pump Inhibitors:

Below is a table of some popular acid reflux treatments available at Click2Pharmacy. Acne prescription medication can be purchased through the online clinic.

Medication NameEsomeprazoleOmeprazoleLansoprazolePantoprazoleGaviscon
BrandsLosec MupsZoton Fast tabs
Common side effects
Dosages available20mg / 40mg10mg, 20mg, 40mg
When or how should it be used1 in the morning before food1 in the morning before food1 in the morning before food1 in the morning before food5-10mls four times a day after food and before bed
Key Benefit
Type of medicationTablets / CapsulesCapsulesCapsules
orodispersible
CapsulesLiquid
Chewable tablets
Do you need a prescription?YesYesYesYesNo

Acid Reflux FAQs

Although there is no specific acid reflux diet, there are foods and drinks that can make acid reflux worse, which include chocolate, caffeine, alcohol and tobacco. Learn more about what causes acid reflux to help manage triggers.

You can reduce acid reflux in pregnancy by making changes to your diet and lifestyle and taking over the counter acid reflux medication, like Gaviscon. Eating healthily, and having smaller meals can help control symptoms. Keeping upright, and sleeping with your head slightly raised may also be useful.

If you have mild symptoms, then you can make lifestyle and dietary changes. If you find these do not work then you can treat acid reflux with a range of medications which include over the counter antacids (such as Pepto Bismol) and alginates (e.g., Gaviscon). There are also proton pump inhibitors that work by reducing stomach acid. These include Omeprazole, Losec and Nexium.

Yes, acid and contents from the stomach can reach the throat, making it feel irritated and sore.

Mild or occasional acid reflux can be treated with over-the-counter medicines from the pharmacy. If you are getting acid reflux more than several times a week, or your symptoms do not improve despite having treatment, then it is best to see your doctor. 

If you acid reflux is ongoing or not settling after a course of month treatment, we advised you to see your GP for further investigations. Sometimes an infection such as H.Pylori can cause acid reflux symptoms. This can be tested using a stool sample.

If you are experience black colour stools or vomiting substance that looks like ground coffee ground you will require urgent attention from your GP or A&E. If you have had unexplained weight loss and/or night sweats and you have symptoms of heart burn please see your GP on an urgent basis.

Acid Reflux Treatment: A View from Our Expert

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Sakib Mohammed

MPharmS
Advance Pharmacist Prescriber

“A common question we are asked is what the symptoms of acid reflux are. Acid reflux is a common condition where acid from the stomach travels upwards into the food pipe or oesophagus and causes a burning sensation from the throat to the centre of the chest, also known as heartburn.

There are various treatments available which can successfully manage your acid reflux. Products such as Gaviscon are great for reflux which cause problems occasionally. If you have ongoing issues medication such as Omeprazole and Lansoprazole are great for long-term relief.

If acid reflux occurs more than twice a week, then you may have gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD), a more severe form of acid reflux.”

Customer Reviews

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Ibrahim Ahsan
Ibrahim Ahsan
01/07/2023
Very helpful staff, never had any issues with this pharmacy, 100% recommend
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Julie Beardsley
17/05/2023
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Mohammed Khan
09/05/2023
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Sarah Smithies
07/05/2023
It is great to have somewhere local that does blood testing. The staff are lovely, helpful and experienced. They fit me in last minute. There is never a wait and the results back within a day or two.
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Bob.b
27/03/2023
After refusal of doctors appointment same old same old ring back etc. I was invited at 5.25 to see doctor I drove over immediately. Everything fully explained and checked over I was leaving by 6pm with penicillin for strep throat. Had I followed my doctors receptionist I would probably have suffered longer and increased the chances of a worse infection.I Great efficient service.
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Lisa Lowther
17/03/2023
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