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What's causing frequent heartburn?

Frequent heartburn can be caused by a number of things, from eating habits, pregnancy, medication and underlying conditions.

Heartburn after taking medication

Some medicines such as anti-inflammatories can also be a cause. If you need more advice on whether your medicine is causing your heartburn, talk to your pharmacist or GP.1

Frequent heartburn could be a symptom of something else

If you suffer from heartburn more than twice a week, speak to your GP to get a better understanding of how to treat your symptoms. Certain illnesses can cause heartburn, such as:

GORD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease)
Stomach ulcers
Hiatus hernia
Helicobacter pylori infections2

Now you know the causes, let’s look at treatment for you.

Treat frequent heartburn with Guardium

Guardium is designed to relieve reoccurring heartburn and acid reflux. Containing esomeprazole, a Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI) specifically designed to reduce the amount of acid produced by your stomach and provide relief for 24 hours.

If you have frequent heartburn and over-the-counter treatments such as alginates and antacids haven’t relieved your symptoms, Guardium could be right for you.

What you should know about Guardium

Guardium is one pill a day, for up to two weeks. Each tablet is long-lasting for 24-hours of relief. You can stop treatment as soon as your symptoms have been completely relieved.

Guardium is suitable for adults aged 18 years and over. If you’re taking other medications or have a condition, please consult your GP before taking Guardium.

Yes, Guardium can take two or three days to reach its full effect, so in the meantime Gaviscon Advance can be used to relieve symptoms while Guardium gets to work.

Guardium shouldn’t be used for longer than 14 days. If you find you still have heartburn symptoms after 2 weeks of continuous treatment with Guardium, speak to your GP or pharmacist.




1. NHS – Heartburn and acid reflux

2. NHS – Indigestion