Gaviscon Double Action Liquid Sachets (12)
- Works Fast To Stop Heartburn
- Easy To Take
- Active Ingredient: Sodium Alginate
- Buy With Confidence From UK Registered Pharmacy
These sachets are used for the treatment of symptoms of gastro-oesophageal reflux such as acid regurgitation, heartburn and indigestion which may occur, for example following meals or during pregnancy, and for symptoms of excess stomach acid (hyperacidity).
Gaviscon Double Action Liquid Sachets
What Are Gaviscon Double Action Liquid Sachets?
Gaviscon Double Action Liquid Sachets are a combination of two antacids (calcium carbonate and sodium bicarbonate) and an alginate and work in two ways. The first way is neutralising excess stomach acid to relieve the pain and discomfort. The second way is forming a protective barrier over the stomach contents to soothe the burning pain in your chest. The sachets are used for the treatment of symptoms of gastro-oesophageal reflux such as acid regurgitation, heartburn and indigestion which may occur, for example following meals or during pregnancy, and for symptoms of excess stomach acid (hyperacidity).
See more information on heartburn on the NHS website.
Before You Use Gaviscon Double Action Liquid Sachets
Do NOT use this medicine if you:
- are allergic to any of the ingredients listed further below.
How to Take Gaviscon Double Action Liquid Sachets
Adults including the elderly and children 12 years and over: one to two 10ml sachets after meals and before bedtime, up to four times a day.
Children under 12 years old: Should only be taken on medical advice.
If you take too much of this product it is unlikely to cause you any harm. However, you may feel bloated. Consult your doctor if this doesn’t go away.
How To Store
- Keep out of sight and reach of children.
- Do not use after the expiry date printed on the pack after EXP. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
- Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.
- Do not refrigerate or freeze.
Like all medicines, Gaviscon Double Action Liquid Sachets can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. Some patients may experience side effects such as constipation or diarrhoea.
Very rarely (less than 1 in 10,000 patients treated):
There is a chance of an allergic reaction to the ingredients. Symptoms of this may include skin rash, itching, difficulty breathing, dizziness, or swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat. If you experience these or any other side effects, stop taking the product and consult your doctor immediately.
Other side effects of unknown frequency may include constipation, irritability, muscle twitching or muscle cramps, indigestion that comes back when you stop taking the sachets and high levels of calcium in the blood.
Each 10ml contains 500 mg sodium alginate, 213 mg sodium bicarbonate and 325 mg calcium carbonate. The other ingredients are sodium, carbomer, methyl (E218) and propyl (E216) parahydroxybenzoates, sodium saccharin, peppermint flavour, sodium
hydroxide, and water. This product does not contain sugar or gluten.