If you have been diagnosed with acid reflux by a doctor, then we are able to provide a repeat prescription for your regular medication.
Acid reflux, heartburn, and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) are a group of conditions where excess stomach acid travels back up towards the throat and cause a burning feeling in the chest. There are a wide range of treatments for acid reflux, ranging from over-the-counter to prescription medications depending on the frequency and severity of your symptoms.
Acid reflux and heartburn are similar conditions that are caused by Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD). GORD is a very common condition where acid from the stomach leaks out into the oesophagus (gullet) and can travel all the way up to the throat.
Acid reflux will involve stomach acid being regurgitated into your throat and mouth. This regurgitation will commonly lead to a sour-bitter, ‘acidy’ taste at the back of your mouth and throat. Heartburn differs slightly as it will present as a discomforting burning pain just below your breastbone. This pain can move into the chest and even into the throat. This pain is usually found to be worse after eating, or when bending over or lying down.
There are many treatment options available for this condition. Most over-the-counter antacid remedies work by neutralising the effects of the stomach acid. Alginate preparations, such as Gaviscon work differently. Alginates provide a protective coating, designed to shield the lining of the stomach and oesophagus from the effects of stomach acid. These work best if taken just after eating a meal.
If over-the-counter treatments are proving ineffective and you’ve previously been prescribed a particular medication we can issue a repeat prescription.