Indigestion and heartburn


  • Indigestion and heartburn
  • The gastrointestinal system
  • Understanding the problem
  • Treatment options
  • Antacids and alginates
  • Proton pump inhibitors and H2 antagonists
  • When to refer
  • Signposting
  • Scenario
  • Assessment questions
  • Action & Evaluation

Indigestion and heartburn

Understanding how the gastrointestinal system works will help you to consolidate your knowledge of why indigestion and heartburn occur, and how the treatment options help relieve symptoms. 

Learning objectives

After studying this module, assistants will:

  • Understand how and why indigestion and heartburn occur
  • Recognise the symptoms of indigestion and heartburn
  • Know when to refer customers to the pharmacist
  • Be aware of the treatment options available and self care tips that may help.