Symptoms are often heightened after eating or at night when lying down.
If you have severe or frequently recurring symptoms of acid reflux, speak to your local pharmacist for advice.
They can recommend over the counter relief to help acid reflux and associated symptoms.
If you have already consulted your pharmacist, made recommended lifestyle changes, and still have severe symptoms often, see your GP.
Lifestyle changes can help you to relieve symptoms of reflux such as:
Taking medicines containing omeprazole, like Pyrocalm Control, can help to relieve symptoms of acid reflux. Your GP can also prescribe medicines containing omeprazole.
Omeprazole reduces the amount of acid your stomach makes and should be taken once a day in the morning.
Common side effects of omeprazole include headaches, diarrhoea and stomach pain. These tend to be mild side effects and dissipate when you stop taking the medicine. Do not take omeprazole for longer than 2 weeks without checking with a doctor.
Omeprazole can be taken by adults, including pregnant and breastfeeding women.
Medicines can affect the unborn baby. Always talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking any medicine in pregnancy.