Proton Pump Inhibitors as Pharmacy Medicines

Quick reference guide 

Omeprazole Gastro Resistant 10mg tablets and Pantoprazole 20mg tablets are proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) available over the counter (OTC) as Pharmacy medicines (P).

This guidance for pharmacists provides a summary of the product information relating to the two medicines. It does not cover the full list of contra-indications or full details of the risk information (further details can be found on the summary of product characteristics).

Sections on this page

  • How do proton pump inhibitors work?
  • What is heartburn and what are its symptoms?
  • Product information
  • Additional advice for patients
  • Who should be referred to a GP?
  • Where to go for more information

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