Original

Liquid

For the relief of heartburn and acid indigestion due to gastric reflux

  • For the relief of heartburn and acid indigestion due to gastric reflux
  • Relieves in just 3 minutes
  • Long lasting relief up to 4 hours
  • Suitable for use in pregnancy.

Symptoms treated:

  • Burning in chest
  • Stomach 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, including the elderly and children over 12 years: Take 10-20ml (two to four 5ml spoonfuls) after meals and at bedtime.
    Children 6-12 years: take 5-10ml (one to two 5ml spoonfuls) after meals and at bedtime.
    If you forget a dose, it is not necessary to double the dose next time, just carry on taking as before. If symptoms persist after 7 days, consult your doctor.
  • Always read the label.

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 267mg
  • Calcium Carbonate 160mg

Why is heartburn a common pregnancy problem?

Around 80% of all pregnant women suffer heartburn by the third trimester of their pregnancy. Apart from causing the pain associated with heartburn, there should be no other ill effect to either you or your baby. There are two main reasons for this condition however – hormonal changes and the growing baby.

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How Gaviscon Original works

Gaviscon Original Peppermint is an off-white liquid 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.

FAQs

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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