Gaviscon Double Action is an oral suspension used to relieve acid reflux, heartburn and indigestion. It contains two types of antacids (calcium carbonate and sodium bicarbonate) and one alginate.
This treatment works in two ways. The antacids work to neutralise excess stomach acid, while the alginate helps to form a ‘raft’ that sits on top of the stomach acid and prevents it from backing up into the food pipe.
This oral suspension is easy to swallow and has a sweet taste of aniseed.
Gaviscon double action is suitable for adults and children over the age of 12. It may also be taken by pregnant women. The recommended dose is 10 - 20ml up to four times per day. We suggest taking this medicine after meals and at bedtime.
10ml equals two teaspoons of suspension.
Shake well before using the medicine.
If you forget to take your medicine, just carry on with your next dose. Do not double your dose to make up for a forgotten dose. If you take more Gaviscon than you should, you may feel bloated and uncomfortable.
Too much of this medicine is unlikely to be harmful to your health, but please consult your pharmacist or doctor if you have any questions.
Do not take this medicine if you are allergic or sensitive to any of the ingredients listed on the pack. Do not give to children under the age of 12 unless specifically advised by a doctor.
Take caution if you have been advised to follow a restricted sodium diet. This medicine contains small amount of sodium, so do consult your doctor before using this treatment.
Gaviscon may interact with other medicines. If you take any other medication by mouth, you are advised to wait at least two hours after taking Gaviscon before you take your other medicine.
Side effects are rare, but please consult your pharmacist or doctor as soon as possible if you experience any signs of side effects. If you notice any signs of an allergic reaction, such as skin rash, swelling of the face, lip tongue or throat or itching, contact a doctor immediately.
Opened bottles should be consumed within 6 months of opening. Do not use this medicine if it has expired.
Keep out of the sight and reach of children and do not store above 30℃.
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