Gaviscon Advance is a chewable tablet used to relieve the symptoms of heartburn and indigestion. This pack contains 24 peppermint flavoured tablets.
This medicine contains two active ingredients; sodium alginate and potassium bicarbonate. They relieve heartburn symptoms by reacting with stomach acid to form a raft, similar to a ‘lid’. The raft sits on the stomach acid to prevent the acid from backing up into the food pipe.
This advanced form of Gaviscon forms a stronger raft than Gaviscon Original, and may be recommended to users with more troublesome symptoms.
Yes, Gaviscon contains sodium alginate and potassium bicarbonate, do not use this medicine if you are allergic or sensitive to any of these ingredients. Additional ingredients are listed in the patient information leaflet.
You should talk to your doctor before use if you suffer from kidney or heart disease, or if you have been told to follow a salt restricted diet.
Please note, these tablets are sweetened with aspartame. Talk to your doctor before use if you suffer with phenylketonuria (PKU).
The recommended dose for adults and children over the age of 12 is one or two tablets after meals and/or at bedtime.
Do not exceed the recommended dose.
The tablets should be chewed thoroughly before swallowing.
Always let your doctor or pharmacist know if you are taking any other medication before you use this treatment. This includes prescription as well as over the counter medicines.
If your symptoms persist after 7 days of use, let your doctor know.
Do not give to children under the age of 12 unless a doctor has specifically recommended it.
Gaviscon Advance may be used if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, however, use the lowest dose for the shortest duration of time possible.
Talk to your doctor as soon as possible if you notice any signs of an allergic reaction developing.
If you exceed the recommended dose, you may feel bloated, but it’s unlikely to be harmful. If you are unsure of the amount taken, talk to your pharmacist.
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