What is Omeprazole?| Omeprazole and Acid Reflux | Food and drinks to avoid with stomach issues

By | October 3, 2019
What is Omeprazole?| Omeprazole and Acid Reflux | Food and drinks to avoid with stomach issues

What is Omeprazole? Facts about Omeprazole, how it’s used to treat acid reflux and other stomach issues, and what foods and drinks to avoid if you have stomach issues.

Hello viewers and welcome to Never Miss a Dose, Echo’s weekly look inside the medicine cabinet of the nation. In this series, we’ll take a look at the most commonly prescribed medicines the UK, what they’re used to treat and how best to take them. We’ll also do a demonstration at the end of each episode – it’s worth waiting for!

It’s our sixth and final episode of our first series on the UK’s 6 of the most common medicines on long term repeat prescription. This week our Chief Pharmacist, Alistair Murray gives us a brief rundown on the key facts about Omeprazole and how it’s used to treat a range of stomach issues. Alistair will also talk us through how omeprazole works, as well as what food and drinks you should avoid if you happen to have stomach issues. He’ll also show us what an unhappy tummy looks like using a balloon, glitter and lots of water – we can assure you that the clean-up was not fun!

Today we’ll answer:
*What omeprazole is
*What omeprazole is most commonly used to treat
*How omeprazole works
*What food and drink to avoid when if you have stomach issues

For more information on omeprazole, and to read more about the possible side effects of taking omeprazole, check out Alistair’s blog here: https://www.echo.co.uk/blog/what-is-omeprazole.

If you’d like to learn more about omeprazole’s “cousin”, lansoprazole, check out the NHS website: https://www.nhs.uk/medicines/lansoprazole/

See you next week!
Echo Pharmacy

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If you’d like more information on omeprazole, we always recommend checking out the NHS website: https://www.nhs.uk/medicines/omeprazole/

For more information on acid reflux and other issues that you may be having with your stomach, please check out the NHS website:

If you’d like to learn a little more on how to maintain a healthy weight, make some improvements to your diet or quit smoking, the NHS is on hand to help with a wealth of information:


Lastly, if you’d like to learn more about stomach conditions, we recommend checking out Guts Charity:

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Who is Alistair?

Alistair Murray – MRPharmS
Chief Pharmacist- Echo Pharmacy

Alistair is a seasoned healthcare professional with over 20 years’ experience working with community and digital pharmacy, third-level education and the NHS. He completed his pharmacy training at Boots and spent 15 years as a pharmacist working in community pharmacies and GP surgeries before joining the founding team of Echo in 2015. He is an honorary lecturer at UCL and the University of Nottingham, the latter where he received his masters in pharmacy.

Alistair is passionate about adherence and making sure that people are making informed choices when it comes to their health.

With a penchant for fancy dress, Alistair can also be found explaining the world of pharmacy and tweeting at https://twitter.com/murristair

This video is for informational use only and should not be used for the diagnosis or treatment of medical conditions. Echo Pharmacy has used all reasonable care in compiling the information but make no warranty as to its accuracy. Always consult your GP, a doctor or other healthcare professional for diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions.

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