Frequently Asked Questions
Acid Reflux (commonly referred to as heartburn) is a common condition that is caused by acid traveling up the esophagus, causing pain and discomfort.
The most common triggers for acid reflux are:
- coffee, alcohol, chocolate, fatty and spicy foods
- being overweight or obese
- being pregnant
- NSAID painkillers (ex. ibuprofen, naproxen etc.)
As well as taking Acid Reflux treatment you can prevent Acid Reflux by eating smaller meals more frequently, raise the head end of your bed 10 to 20cm to help prevent stomach acid traveling up, losing weight, reduce stress, reduce your alcohol intake, stop smoking and cutting down on caffeine.
There is a wide range of medications on the market used to treat acid reflux.
You should start with simple antacid medication from your Pharmacy. If this is ineffective stronger tablets are available on prescription.
See our Acid Reflux treatments page for all our treatment options. Simply choose a treatment and one of our experienced prescribers will make sure this is safe for you to take.
As with all medication, there is always a possibility of side effects. These vary from one person to another.
The most common side effect of acid reflux treatment is diarrhoea and stomach upset. This is often temporary and goes away with time. Long-term use of acid reflux medication should be avoided and your regular GP should be made aware you are using this, as with all medication.
You can find Acid Reflux treatment and heartburn relief from trusted UK pharmacies such as e-Surgery as have your Acid Reflux treatment delivered to your home.
At e-Surgery our UK-based prescribers can provide you with a private prescription online for your Acid Reflux treatment.
e-Surgery is the UK’s leading online Prescriber & Pharmacy focused on sustainability. We are regulated by the GPhC and MHRA to provide you with a safe, simple and legal way to order your medication online.
We only ever sell genuine UK medication for your safety.