Double Action


Gaviscon Double Action brings long lasting relief from the pain and discomfort of heartburn and acid indigestion

  • For the relief of heartburn and acid indigestion
  • Soothes and protects
  • Neutralizes acid
  • Suppresses gastric reflux

Symptoms treated:

  • Stomach pain
  • Chest pain
  • Bloating
  • Difficulties swallowing
  • Fluid in the back of the throat
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Available flavours
  • Peppermint

Dosage and Warnings

  • For oral administration. Shake well before use.
    Adults and children over 12 years: 10-20ml after meals and at bedtime.
    Children under 12 years: not recommended except on medical advice.
    Elderly: No dosage modification in this group.
    If symptoms do not improve after three days, consult your doctor.
  • Each 10ml dose contains 127.25mg (5.53mmol) of sodium. As congestive cardiac failure may result from excessive sodium absorption, Gaviscon Double Action Liquid should be administered with caution to patients on a highly restricted salt diet.
  • Each 10ml dose contains 130mg (3.25mmol) of calcium. Care needs to be taken in treating patients with hypercalcaemia, nephrocalcinosis and recurrent calcium containing renal calculi.
  • Problems with taking Gaviscon Double Action Liquid during pregnancy and lactation have not been documented.

It contains Sodium and Calcium. If you have been advised to follow a diet restricted in either of these salts, please consult your doctor before taking this product.

Active Ingredients

  • Sodium Alginate 500mg
  • Sodium Bicarbonate 213mg
  • Calcium Carbonate 325mg
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How Gaviscon Double Action works

Gaviscon Double Action Liquid is a viscous, opaque, off-white to cream suspension. It belongs to a group of medicines called “reflux suppressants”, which form a protective layer on top of the stomach contents to prevent stomach acid escaping from the stomach where it works into the food pipe causing pain and discomfort.

A sodium alginate solution

Sodium alginate is extracted from the cell walls of seaweed. It helps the stomach block rising acid, the root cause of the discomfort heartburn and indigestion sufferers know so well.


Alginate is a component extracted from brown seaweed. Sodium alginate extracted from the cell walls of seaweed; helps the stomach block rising acid, the root cause of the discomfort heartburn and indigestion sufferers know so well.

A type of medicine that is alkaline in nature and works by neutralising excess acid.

Many products in the Gaviscon range are highly effective and suitable to use during pregnancy and whilst breastfeeding. This is because they act physically rather than entering the bloodstream.

Medicines can affect the unborn baby. Always talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking any medicine in pregnancy.

Gaviscon Peppermint is suitable for children over the age of 12. Children under 12 years, should be given only on medical advice.

Yes, you can suffer from both conditions. In fact 73% of people suffer from heartburn and indigestion interchangeably.

Movement of stomach acid back up into the oesophagus.

It is a condition caused by gastro-oesophageal reflux (also known as GERD - utilising the American spelling 'esophagus'). Symptoms include those of heartburn and regurgitation. It is often associated with weakening of the muscle which controls entry of food into the stomach.

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