Acid reflux can irritate the lining of your esophagus and leave you with a burning sensation in your throat. To relieve these symptoms, there are two types of medication:

  • Antacids, such as Rennie, that neutralise stomach acid.
  • Proton pump inhibitors to stop the stomach producing acid.

Most people will experience the symptoms of acid reflux at some point in their life; it’s usually caused by eating too much or the wrong type of food. However, if you’ve had symptoms for three weeks or more, you could be suffering from an underlying medical condition, and we recommend seeing your GP so they can investigate the cause.

They may suggest making some long-term lifestyle changes, such as quitting smoking, cutting down on your alcohol intake, or changing your diet. All of these things can help get rid of acid reflux in the throat and alleviate the symptoms of heartburn.

Although all of our content is written and reviewed by healthcare professionals, it should not be substituted for or used as medical advice. If you have any questions about your health, please speak to your doctor.

Authored Jan 06, 2022 by Joseph Issac, MPharm
Reviewed Jan 06, 2022 by Prabjeet Saundh, MPharm