NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde Area Drug and Therapeutics Committee
Greater Glasgow and Clyde Prescribing
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1 Gastro-intestinal system

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 dyspepia

1.1.1 Antacids

A mixture of aluminium hydroxide and magnesium hydroxide balances the tendency of aluminium to constipate against that of magnesium to cause diarrhoea.

Preferred list
CO-MAGALDROX (SUSPENSION)

Prescribing Notes:

A mixture of aluminium hydroxide and magnesium hydroxide balances the tendancy of aluminium to constipate against that of magnesium to cause diarrhoea.

BNF Link: http://www.medicinescomplete.com/mc/bnf/current/2022.htm#_2022

Total Formulary

1.1.2 Compound alginates and indigestion preparations

Preferred list
ALGINATE RAFT-FORMING (PEPTAC) (LIQUID)

Prescribing Notes:

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.

BNF Link: http://www.medicinescomplete.com/mc/bnf/current/73276.htm?q=peptac&t=search&ss=text&p=1#_73276

ALGINATE RAFT-FORMING (GAVISCON INFANT) (SACHETS)

Prescribing Notes:

One dose is equivalen to half a dual sachet.

BNF Link: http://www.medicinescomplete.com/mc/bnf/current/2045.htm