Ask the pharmacist: Can bicarb of soda help acid reflux?

As part of a weekly series, in association with LloydsPharmacy, Colin Dougall from LloydsPharmacy in Glasgow answers your common medicine queries...

Colin Dougall, from LloydsPharmacy in Glasgow, gives expert advice

Colin Dougall, from LloydsPharmacy in Glasgow, gives expert advice

Q: Can bicarb of soda help acid reflux?

Bicarb of soda is recognised as a home remedy to help with acid reflux.

As it is alkaline it may help neutralise acid in the stomach. But check with your pharmacist to make sure it doesn't interact with any other medicines you're taking.

Alternatively you could try an over-the-counter remedy that has the same, neutralising effect (there are other products that actually reduce acid production).

If acid reflux problems

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