What is Gaviscon Original Aniseed?
Gaviscon Original Aniseed is a liquid heartburn relief medicine that is used to treat the symptoms of acid reflux including indigestion and acid regurgitation, which can occur after following meals or during pregnancy. Gaviscon Original Aniseed belongs to a group of medicines called reflux suppressants. Reflux suppressants work by forming a protective layer on top of the stomach to stop stomach acid escaping into the gullet (food pipe) which can prevent the pain and discomfort caused by acid reflux.
What is heartburn?
Heartburn is a symptom of acid reflux which is when acid leaves the stomach and enters the gullet (food pipe) irritating its delicate lining and causing a burning sensation. Heartburn isn’t the only symptom of acid reflux. Other symptoms that might be experienced as a result of acid reflux include:
- A sore throat
- Bad breath
- A bitter or sour taste in the mouth
- A cough
- A hoarse voice
How does Gaviscon Original Aniseed work?
Gaviscon Original Aniseed contains three active ingredients:
- Sodium bicarbonate
- Calcium carbonate
- Sodium alginate
These three ingredients work together to both neutralise acid and prevent it from leaving the stomach to relieve the symptoms of acid reflux.
Who Is Gaviscon Original Aniseed suitable for?
Gaviscon Original Aniseed is suitable for adults and children over the age of 12. Gaviscon Original Aniseed can be taken when pregnant or breastfeeding, however, we recommend that you speak to your doctor or a Chemist 4 U pharmacist before taking any medication to check that they are suitable for you.
How to take Gaviscon Original Aniseed.
Gaviscon Original Aniseed is suitable for oral use only. Shake well before use. Check that the cap seal is intact before using this product. Take 10-20ml (2-4 x 5ml spoonfuls) after meals and before going to bed. Gaviscon Original Aniseed can be taken up to four times a day as required. If symptoms do not improve after 7 days of taking this medicine, seek advice from your doctor.
When should Gaviscon Original Aniseed NOT be used?
Gaviscon should not be given to children under the age of 12 unless advised by a medical professional. Do not take this product if you are allergic to any of the listed ingredients (see ingredients tab for full list).
Like all medications, Gaviscon Original Aniseed can have side effects, although not everyone will experience them. Some side effects that could be experienced when taking Gaviscon include:
- Skin rash
- Difficulty breathing
- Swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat.
Taking more than the recommended dose can cause bloating or some abdominal discomfort. If you experience these or any other side-effects, stop taking this product immediately and consult your doctor or a Chemist 4 U pharmacist.
It is recommended that you seek advice from your GP or a Chemist 4 U pharmacist if you have been advised to follow a low sodium (salt) diet or if you need Gaviscon Original Aniseed product on a daily basis for a prolonged period of time. This is due to the maximum dose containing 57% of the adult recommended amount of salt.
This product contains the following ingredients which may cause allergic reactions:
- Methyl (E218) parahydroxybenzoate
- Propyl (E216) parahydroxybenzoate
- Benzyl alcohol
See ‘Ingredients’ tab for a full list of ingredients in this product.
Keep all medicines out of sight and reach of children. Do not use after the expiry date shown on the pack. Do not store above 30°C. Do not refrigerate or freeze.
This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U 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.
- Calcium Carbonate
- Sodium Alginate
- Sodium Bicarbonate
The active ingredients in this medication are:
Sodium alginate, sodium bicarbonate, calcium carbonate.
Carbomer, methyl, propyl parahydroxybenzoate, saccharin sodium, fennel flavour, erythrosine, sodium hydroxide and water.
This product is sugar and gluten free.
Everything you Need to Know About Heartburn and Acid Reflux
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