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webGP -Getting help for indigestion from your pharmacist

If you are unfamiliar with the various treatment options for indigestion then check out our self-help page. Remember to always discuss over the counter treatment with your local pharmacist so they can check if it is suitable for your condition and safe for you to take.

The following treatments for indigestion are available over the counter from your pharmacist

Antacids

Antacids neutralise any extra acid in your stomach and can provide fast relief against indigestion or heartburn.

Brands
Original Andrews salts
Phillips' Milk of Magnesia
Rennie
Setlers
Tums Assorted Fruit Flavours

Alginates

These form a layer on top of your stomach contents, stopping them rising up into your gullet. They can also help neutralise acid from your stomach.

Brands
Gaviscon tablets
Gaviscon liquid
Pepto-Bismol tablets
Pepto-Bismol liquid

Acid reducers

These medication reduce the amount of acid your stomach produces and can help relieve the symptoms of acid indigestion.

Active ingredient Brands
Ranitidine Gavilast
Zantac 75 relief
Omeprazole Zanprol
Esomeprazole Nexium Control
Pantoprazole Pantocol Control 20mg gastro-resistant tablets

Bloating / Discomfort / Distension

Active ingredient Brands
Simeticone Wind-eze Gel caps
Wind-eze tablets
Maalox Plus tablets
Rennie Deflatine
Dimeticone Windsetlers
Thisilyn Milk Thistle Capsules
Thisilyn Maximum Strength Milk Thistle Capsules

Nausea / Bloating / Belching

Active ingredient Brands
Domperidone Motilium 10