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1.1 Dyspepsia & gastro-oesphageal reflux disease

1.1 Dyspepsia & gastro-oesphageal reflux disease

1.1 Dyspepsia & gastro-oesophageal reflux disease

1.1.1 Antacids and simeticone

Suitable for most antacid purposes. Magnesium containing antacids tend to be laxative whereas aluminium containing antacids may be constipating.

GREEN        Co-magaldrox 195/220 suspension (Mucogel®)  (low sodium, no potassium)    
RED            Sodium citrate mixture 880mg/10mL (Delivery Suite only)
RED            Infacol (Endoscopy use only)

1.1.2 Compound Alginates

For use in reflux disease and not simple dyspepsia. 

 GREEN      Gaviscon Advance® liquid  (2.3mmol sodium/5ml, 1mmol potassium/5mL)      
 GREEN      Gastrocote® tablets  (1mmol sodium/tablet, no potassium)       
 GREEN      Infant Gaviscon® oral sachets 
 
 Alternative alginate preparations for use in primary care
 GREEN      Gastrocote® liquid   (1.8mmol sodium/5mL, no potassium)       
 GREEN      Peptac® liquid  (3.1mmol sodium/5mL, no potassium)     [Consider OTC/Self care]           
 
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