Acid Reflux / Heartburn Treatments

The doctors at Simple Online Pharmacy can prescribe Omeprazole and other treatments for acid reflux. Acid Reflux (Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD)) is a digestive condition that occurs in around 20% of the population in the UK. It can affect people of all ages, including children, however it is most common in adults over 40. It is also more common amongst men than women. Acid reflux occurs when stomach acid leaks out of the stomach and into the gullet.This can cause a burning sensation to occur in the upper chest area, and a bad taste at the back of your throat. Acid reflux is most commonly caused by weakening of the lower sphincter muscles of the gullet. Omeprazole is one of the most common treatments for the condition. You should take the dosage that has previously been determined by your GP. Once you have completed the online doctor consultation, our doctor will review your assessment and prescribe the selected medication if appropriate. Our pharmacy will then dispense and dispatch your prescription to your door. When ordering medication online, always make sure you are ordering from a trusted online pharmacy and online doctor in the UK

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Overview

GORD (Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease) is a common condition where acid from the stomach leaks out of the stomach up into the oesophagus. Common symptoms of GORD include:

  • heartburn
  • acid reflux – unpleasant taste in the mouth, caused by stomach acid
  • pain or difficulty when swallowing

GORD occurs only occasionally for some people, but if the symptoms persist it’s usually regarded as a condition that needs treatment.

To read more about Acid Reflux, it’s causes, symptoms and treatments, visit the NHS choices site.

Causes

Acid reflux is usually caused when the tube that connects the throat to the stomach opens up, allowing acid made in the stomach to travel back up into the chest and throat. This is what causes the unpleasant burning sensation in acid reflux. The main cause of this is when the muscles which control the tube become weaker or relax by themselves.

Treatments

Acid reflux can be treated with medication. The medication options are

  • Zantac
  • Omeprazole

Both are extremely effective for heartburn, with Zantac stopping acid production for 12 hours while omeprazole stopping it for 24 hours.

Symptoms

The usual symptoms of acid reflux are:

  • Burning sensation in the chest

  • Acidic taste in the throat or mouth

  • Difficulty swallowing food or liquids

  • Severe heartburn after eating

FAQ

How common is acid reflux?

Acid reflux occurs in about 1 in 5 of us, however, as we get older, the majority of us are likely to experience the symptoms of heartburn.

What else can help?

Acid reflux can become worse when eating fatty food, smoking, drinking caffeinated drinks and eating chocolate. Avoiding these may help reduce symptoms. Being overweight and stress have also been shown to make acid reflux more common.

When do I need to see a doctor?

You should see your GP if you are having symptoms regularly, you have difficulty swallowing and if over the counter medications are not helping. If any of the following symptoms occur, seek medical advice:

  • Persistent vomiting

  • Vomiting blood

  • Unexplained weight loss

  • How common is acid reflux?

    Acid reflux occurs in about 1 in 5 of us, however, as we get older, the majority of us are likely to experience the symptoms of heartburn.

  • What else can help with acid reflux?

    Acid reflux can become worse when eating fatty food, smoking, drinking caffeinated drinks and eating chocolate. Avoiding these may help reduce symptoms. Being overweight and stress have also been shown to make acid reflux more common.

  • When do I need to see a doctor about heartburn?

    You should see your GP if you are having symptoms regularly, you have difficulty swallowing and if over the counter medications are not helping. If any of the following symptoms occur, seek medical advice: Persistent vomiting Vomiting blood Unexplained weight loss

Omeprazole

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Ranitidine 150mg Tablets

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Acid Reflux / Heartburn Treatments Treatment Comparison

Omeprazole / LosecRanitidine / Zantac
IngredientOmeprazole 10 or 20mgRanitidine 150 or 300mg
Mechanism of ActionPPI - reduces acid in stomachH2 Blocker - reduces acid in stomach
Common Side EffectsDiarrhoea, headache, nausea, and vomiting.Diarrhoea, headache, nausea, and vomiting.
DosageOne tablet up to twice daily as requiredOne tablet up to twice daily as required