Acid reflux or gastro-oesophageal reflux disease is a common condition in the UK where acid leaks out from the stomach and into the oesophagus (gullet).
This causes a variety of symptoms such as:
- Heartburn – burning sensation or discomfort in the chest.
- Unpleasant taste in the mouth.
- Pain when swallowing.
- Difficulty swallowing.
Proton pump inhibitors (listed above) are prescribed to treat acid reflux. They inhibit acid secretion in the stomach by blocking the proton pump of the gastric parietal cell. Side effects are uncommon.(NHS CHOICES) If you have been prescribed a proton pump inhibitor previously you can repeat order through our online prescriber:
For more information visit: http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Gastroesophageal-reflux-disease/Pages/Introduction.aspx