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Reflux suppressant

Any drug used to combat oesophageal reflux[?]. Commonly, following ingestion a 'raft' of alginic acid is created, floating on the stomach contents by carbon dioxide released by the drug. This forms a mechanical barrier to further reflux. Some preparations also contain antacids to protect the oesophagus.

Reflux can also be co-incidentally reduced by the prokinetic agent[?] and antidopaminergics[?].

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