• Advice for patients

    What are Omeprazole alternative drugs

    Omeprazole is one of the most commonly prescribed drugs in the UK, mainly used for the treatment of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) with symptoms of the heartburn caused by stomach acid which rises from the stomach into the oesophagus (the tube that connects your mouth and stomach). In this post I will discuss the following  classes of drugs which are available as omeprazole alternative drugs: PPIs (esomeprazole and pantoprazole) H2 receptor antagonists (ranitidine) Antacids