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.
- Burning in chest
- Stomach pain
- Difficulties swallowing
- Fluid in the back of the throat
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.
- 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.
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.