This module covers:
●When gastroprotection is needed
●Symptoms of people needing gastroprotection
●Medicines used to provide gastroprotection
●Treatment of specific conditions
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The prescribing of medication to protect the stomach from excess acid production has been steadily increasing. In fact, the drug with the greatest increase in the number of items dispensed in 2011 over that dispensed in 2010, was omeprazole.1 This could be for a number of reasons, including increased obesity and increased prescribing of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), steroids and other reflux-causing medications.
There has been no change to the gastroprotection range since Nice guidelines were published in 2004, but proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are now available over the counter and there have also been