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      Gaviscon Original

      Original

      • For the relief of heartburn and acid indigestion due to gastric reflux
      • Relieves in just 3 minutes
      • Long lasting relief up to 4 hours
      • Lasts up to 2x longer than antacids.
      • Suitable for use in pregnancy.

      Symptoms treated: 

      • Burning in chest
      • Stomach pain
      • Bloating
      • Difficulties swallowing
      • Fluid in the back of the throat

      Types

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      Description

      Gaviscon range works by forming a raft over the stomach contents which help prevents stomach contents coming back up into the oesophagus (food pipe), effectively relieving heartburn symptoms

      Directions for use

      Oral administration. Adults & children over 12 years 10-20ml. Children 6-12 years 5-10ml. To be taken after meals & at bedtime. Not recommended for <6years

      Ingredients

      250mg sodium alginate, 133.5mg sodium bicarbonate & 80mg calcium carbonate (per 5ml)

      Safety Warnings

      If symptoms do not improve after seven days, the clinical situation should be reviewed. Each 10 ml dose has a sodium content of 141 mg (6.2 mmol). This should be taken into account when a highly restricted salt diet is recommended. e.g. in some cases of congestive cardiac failure and renal impairment. Each 10 ml dose contains 160 mg (1.6 mmol) of calcium carbonate. Care needs to be taken in treating patients with hypercalcaemia, nephrocalcinosis and recurrent calcium containing renal calculi. Contains methyl parahydroxybenzoate (E218) and propyl parahydroxybenzoate (E216) which may cause allergic reactions (possibly delayed).

      Storage Instructions

      Do not store above 30°C. Do not refrigerate or freeze

      Code

      EA_0043497
      Product code:
      5000158065574

      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.

       

      Active Ingredients

      Sodium alginate 500mg

      Calcium carbonate 160mg

      Sodium bicarbonate 267mg

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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

      FAQ 1: What is alginate?

      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.

      FAQ 2: What is an antacid?

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

      FAQ 3: Is Gaviscon suitable for use during pregnancy?

      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.

      FAQ 4: Is Gaviscon suitable for children?

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

      FAQ 5: Can you suffer from both heartburn and indigestion?

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

      FAQ 6: What is Gastro-oesophageal reflux?

      Movement of stomach acid back up into the oesophagus.

      FAQ 7: What is Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD)?

      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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