1.1. Dyspepsia and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease
NICE CG184 provide guidance on the management of dyspepsia in adults in the community.
The Acute Adult Therapeutics Handbook also contains guidance on dyspepsia
1.1.1. AntacidsA mixture of aluminium hydroxide and magnesium hydroxide balances the tendency of aluminium to constipate against that of magnesium to cause diarrhoea.
A mixture of aluminium hydroxide and magnesium hydroxide balances the tendancy of aluminium to constipate against that of magnesium to cause diarrhoea.
1.1.2. Compound alginates and indigestion preparations
One dose is equivalen to half a dual sachet.
Preferred alginate raft-forming preparation for use in adults. Peptac has the same active ingredient as Gaviscon liquid. It is high in sodium and should be used with care when salt restriction is important (heart disease, hepatic or renal impairment, pregnancy). Gaviscon and Gaviscon Advance are non-Formulary preparations.