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1.1.2 Compound alginates and proprietary indigestion preparations

General guidance

  • The addition of alginates to antacids can be useful as protectants and rafting agents.
  • These agents provide rapid relief from occasional symptoms of reflux disease and provide a valuable first line treatment, especially if symptoms are occasional and intermittent.
  • Many of these agents are available over-the-counter from community pharmacies.

 

Recommended drugs

Peptac

Drug Traffic Light Key:

Green – On Formulary

Amber – Restricted use, see local guidelines

Purple – Specialist use/initiation

Red – Non Formulary

 

Relative Costs Key (where indicated):

£££££ - high

£££ - moderate

£ - low

 

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