Sodium Alginate (Protanal LFR 5/60)
Sodium alginate is obtained mainly from brown seaweed. It is used to treat gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GERD) by creating a strong raft (physical barrier to prevent stomach acid from entering in the oesophagus).
Other drugs for peptic ulcer and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease
ATC code: A02BX13 alginic acid