NPS Medicinewise - What's new http://www.nps.org.au en-au Latest tools and information about medicines, health conditions and medical tests from NPS Medicinewise Copyright 2012 NPS Medicinewise Health/Medicines http://www.nps.org.au/__data/assets/image/0011/167159/RSSlogo.png What's new — NPS Medicinewise http://www.nps.org.au Managing heartburn and reflux symptoms with lifestyle changes Lifestyle changes can help relieve heartburn and the symptoms of reflux or gastro-oesphageal reflux disease (GORD or GERD). Find out more. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/new-hubs/conditions/heartburn-and-reflux/for-individuals/managing-symptoms http://www.nps.org.au/new-hubs/conditions/heartburn-and-reflux/for-individuals/managing-symptoms Indications for proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are used to manage several acid-peptic disorders, including gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD or GERD). Learn more about indications for PPIs. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/new-hubs/medicines/heartburn-and-reflux-medicines/for-health-professionals/indications http://www.nps.org.au/new-hubs/medicines/heartburn-and-reflux-medicines/for-health-professionals/indications Heartburn and reflux medicine interactions Heartburn and reflux medicines (proton pump inhibitors or PPIs) can interact with other medicines. Find out more about drug interactions with PPIs. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/new-hubs/medicines/heartburn-and-reflux-medicines/for-individuals/interactions http://www.nps.org.au/new-hubs/medicines/heartburn-and-reflux-medicines/for-individuals/interactions Side effects of heartburn and reflux medicines Heartburn and reflux medicines (proton pump inhibitors) are generally safe but can have side effects. Find out more about adverse effects of PPIs. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/new-hubs/medicines/heartburn-and-reflux-medicines/for-individuals/side-effects http://www.nps.org.au/new-hubs/medicines/heartburn-and-reflux-medicines/for-individuals/side-effects Pharmacological management of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) Acid suppressants, such as proton pump inhibitors (PPIS), H2 antagonists, and antacids, are used in the pharmacological management of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD or GERD). Learn more Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/new-hubs/conditions/heartburn-and-reflux/for-health-professionals/pharmacological-management http://www.nps.org.au/new-hubs/conditions/heartburn-and-reflux/for-health-professionals/pharmacological-management Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) resources for your patients A resource to facilitate discussion with patients about medicine, lifestyle interventions and step-down therapy for gastro-oesphageal reflux disease (GORD or GERD). Download now. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/new-hubs/conditions/heartburn-and-reflux/for-health-professionals/for-your-patients http://www.nps.org.au/new-hubs/conditions/heartburn-and-reflux/for-health-professionals/for-your-patients Non-pharmacological management of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) Lifestyle measures may help control gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GORD or GERD) symptoms. Anti-reflux surgery (fundoplication) may be an option for some patients. Learn more. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/new-hubs/conditions/heartburn-and-reflux/for-health-professionals/non-pharmacological-management http://www.nps.org.au/new-hubs/conditions/heartburn-and-reflux/for-health-professionals/non-pharmacological-management Initial therapy for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) Patients with gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD or GERD) should be started on daily, standard-dose proton pump inhibitor (PPI) therapy for a period of 4 to 8 weeks. Find out more. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/new-hubs/conditions/heartburn-and-reflux/for-health-professionals/pharmacological-management/initial-therapy http://www.nps.org.au/new-hubs/conditions/heartburn-and-reflux/for-health-professionals/pharmacological-management/initial-therapy Maintenance therapy for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) If gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD or GERD) symptoms are well-controlled by initial proton pump inhibitor (PPI) therapy, patients may not need the medicine daily. Read more about step-down therapy. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/new-hubs/conditions/heartburn-and-reflux/for-health-professionals/pharmacological-management/maintenance-therapy http://www.nps.org.au/new-hubs/conditions/heartburn-and-reflux/for-health-professionals/pharmacological-management/maintenance-therapy Professional development on gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) Consolidate your knowledge on gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD or GERD), brush-up on current guidelines and practices and earn CPD points through our learning activities Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/new-hubs/conditions/heartburn-and-reflux/for-health-professionals/professional-development http://www.nps.org.au/new-hubs/conditions/heartburn-and-reflux/for-health-professionals/professional-development How to take heartburn and reflux medicines Heartburn and reflux medicines (proton pump inhibitors) are available in different oral doses. Find out about dosage and treatment regimens for PPIs. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/new-hubs/medicines/heartburn-and-reflux-medicines/for-individuals/how-to-take-them http://www.nps.org.au/new-hubs/medicines/heartburn-and-reflux-medicines/for-individuals/how-to-take-them Who are heartburn and reflux medicines for? Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are commonly prescribed for heartburn and reflux or gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD or GERD). Find out if PPIs are suitable for you. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/new-hubs/medicines/heartburn-and-reflux-medicines/for-individuals/who-they-are-for http://www.nps.org.au/new-hubs/medicines/heartburn-and-reflux-medicines/for-individuals/who-they-are-for Talking to your health professional about heartburn and reflux medicines Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) may be prescribed for heartburn and reflux or gastro-oesopheageal reflux disease (GORD or GERD). Talk with your health professional about your medicines. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/new-hubs/medicines/heartburn-and-reflux-medicines/for-individuals/talking-to-your-health-professional http://www.nps.org.au/new-hubs/medicines/heartburn-and-reflux-medicines/for-individuals/talking-to-your-health-professional Heartburn and reflux: ways to help yourself Self-care for heartburn and reflux or gastro-oesopheageal reflux disease (GORD or GERD) includes lifestyle changes, symptom monitoring, and medicine review. Find out more. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/new-hubs/conditions/heartburn-and-reflux/for-individuals/helping-yourself http://www.nps.org.au/new-hubs/conditions/heartburn-and-reflux/for-individuals/helping-yourself Talking to your health professional about heartburn and reflux Health professionals can help you manage heartburn and reflux or gastro-oesopheageal reflux disease (GORD or GERD). Read more about talking with your doctor. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/new-hubs/conditions/heartburn-and-reflux/for-individuals/talking-to-your-health-professional http://www.nps.org.au/new-hubs/conditions/heartburn-and-reflux/for-individuals/talking-to-your-health-professional Adverse effects of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are generally well tolerated. The most common adverse effects are headache, abdominal pain, nausea and diarrhoea. Learn more Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/new-hubs/medicines/heartburn-and-reflux-medicines/for-health-professionals/adverse-effects http://www.nps.org.au/new-hubs/medicines/heartburn-and-reflux-medicines/for-health-professionals/adverse-effects How do heartburn and reflux medicines work? Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are the most commonly prescribed medicine for heartburn and reflux or gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD or GERD). Find out how they work. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/new-hubs/medicines/heartburn-and-reflux-medicines/for-individuals/how-they-work http://www.nps.org.au/new-hubs/medicines/heartburn-and-reflux-medicines/for-individuals/how-they-work Tool for managing gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) Tool shows options for stepping down proton pump inhibitor (PPI) therapy in patients with gastro-oseophageal reflux disease (GORD or GERD). Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/new-hubs/conditions/heartburn-and-reflux/for-health-professionals/decision-and-management-tools/interactive-management-tools http://www.nps.org.au/new-hubs/conditions/heartburn-and-reflux/for-health-professionals/decision-and-management-tools/interactive-management-tools Other treatments for heartburn and reflux Heartburn and reflux or gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD or GERD) may be treated with histamine-2 receptor (H2) antagonists and antacids. Read more. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/new-hubs/medicines/heartburn-and-reflux-medicines/for-individuals/related-medicines http://www.nps.org.au/new-hubs/medicines/heartburn-and-reflux-medicines/for-individuals/related-medicines Medicines and treatments for heartburn and reflux Heartburn and reflux medicines include proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), histamine H2 receptor antagonists and antacids. Find out more about treatment of acid reflux. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/new-hubs/conditions/heartburn-and-reflux/for-individuals/medicines-and-treatments http://www.nps.org.au/new-hubs/conditions/heartburn-and-reflux/for-individuals/medicines-and-treatments