What is Gaviscon Double Action Liquid?
Gaviscon Double Action Liquid is an all in one remedy for both indigestion and heartburn. This medicine works for up to four hours, helping to ease indigestion and symptoms like wind and bloating. If you’re suffering from indigestion or acid reflux and need a way to ease your symptoms after every meal or at bedtime, Gaviscon Double Action Liquid can help. Available in original aniseed, peppermint and mixed berry flavour.
What is the recommended dosage?
Always take Gaviscon Double Action Liquid exactly as described in the patient information leaflet or as your doctor / Chemist4U pharmacist has told you. Shake the bottle before use. Take 10-20ml (the equivalent of 2 to 4 5ml spoonfuls) up to 4 times per day. Do not take more than 80ml of this medication per day.
How does Gaviscon Double Action Liquid relieve acid reflux and indigestion?
Gaviscon Double Action Liquid contains three active ingredients that work together to relieve acid reflux and indigestion. The first two are antacids, calcium carbonate and sodium bicarbonate, which work to neutralise excess stomach acid and turn it into a harmless substance like water to ease the irritation of your stomach lining. The third is sodium alginate, which works by forming a protective layer over your stomach contents, helping to prevent acid reflux and ease irritation all in one.
What causes indigestion?
There are various reasons why you might be suffering from indigestion and heartburn, like lifestyle choices, or it might be triggered by certain food, drink, and medication. The most common reasons are the result of eating fatty, greasy, or spicy foods; overeating or eating your food too fast; consuming too much caffeine or alcohol; smoking and anxiety, and some antibiotics and pain relievers. If you keep getting indigestion, you might be consuming the wrong things that trigger your indigestion - try altering your diet and see if it improves, if not, speak to your GP for advice.
Is Gaviscon Double Action Liquid suitable for pregnant and breastfeeding women?
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, you must ask your doctor or Chemist4U pharmacist for advice before taking Gaviscon Double Action Liquid to ensure it’s the right product for you.
When should this product not be used?
Gaviscon Double Action Liquid may be unsuitable for certain people. Do not give this product to a child under the age of 12 unless advised by a medical professional to do so. Do not take this product if you are allergic to sodium alginate, sodium bicarbonate, calcium carbonate or any of the other listed ingredients. This product contains small amounts of sodium and calcium, speak to your doctor before taking this product if you are on a low sodium or calcium diet.
Are there any side effects?
Like all medicines, Gaviscon Double Action Liquid may cause side effects in some people, but these won’t affect everybody. Seek emergency medical attention if you notice any signs of a severe allergic reaction, symptoms of which include swelling of the face and throat, skin rash, breathing difficulties and/or loss of consciousness. Possible side effects may include:
Muscle twitching or cramps
Indigestion which comes back when you stop taking this product
High levels of calcium in your blood
If you experience any side effects, including any not included in the patient information leaflet, you can report them using the MHRA Yellow Card Scheme.
Store below 30°C in a cool, dry place out of sight and reach of children. Do not use after the expiry date, referring to the last day of the month stated on the packaging. Once opened, use within 6 months.
This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist4U pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to https://www.nhs.uk
If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.
Store all medicines out of sight and reach of children.
Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.
Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.
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- Calcium Carbonate
- Sodium Alginate
- Sodium Bicarbonate
Each 10 ml of oral suspension contains 500mg sodium alginate, 213mg sodium bicarbonate and 325mg calcium carbonate as the active ingredients.
The other ingredients are carbomer, methyl (E218) and propyl (E216) parahydroxybenzoates, sodium saccharin, fennel flavour, sodium hydroxide and water.
This product does not contain sugar or gluten.
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