Gaviscon

What is Gaviscon?

Gaviscon is a non-prescription medicine, which is taken orally to treat heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Gaviscon is available as a solid, syrup or tablet. It is produced and distributed in the UK, Ireland, Australia, India and Malaysia by Reckitt Benckiser, in the US by GlaxoSmithKline and in Canada by Prestige Brands.

The formulation of Gaviscon varies by manufacturer. The three active ingredients in Reckitt Benckiser's version are sodium alginate, a bicarbonate (either sodium or potassium in variants) and an antacid (calcium carbonate). The GlaxoSmithKline variant lists only antacids as its active ingredients (aluminum hydroxide and either magnesium carbonate or magnesium trisilicate). Alginic acid and sodium bicarbonate are listed as inactive ingredients.

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Hi, my son had awful sulphur burps two weeks ago which lasted for about 3 days and then he had one case of sickness and diarrhea he has been ok...

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It may be due to another infection with stomach bug as there are smelly burps with alteration of...

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I am 39.2 weeks pregnant and have had constant heartburn with vomiting from week 16. I have been given zantac for the last 8 weeks and have kept a...

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The period like cramping is indicative of an imminent labour as you are near term
Some amount of heartburn and...

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My daughter was sick on Friday with a fever and an uspset stomach. she complained of burning in her throat and a yucky taste in her mouth so I gave...

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Based on the information it seems like you daughter is having stomach pain, a clay colored stool and more over you gave her Gaviscon and...

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My daughter was sick on Friday with a fever and an uspset stomach. she complained of burning in her throat and a yucky taste in her mouth so I gave...

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Hi, my son had awful sulphur burps two weeks ago which lasted for about 3 days and then he had one case of sickness and diarrhea he has been ok...

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I am 39.2 weeks pregnant and have had constant heartburn with vomiting from week 16. I have been given zantac for the last 8 weeks and have kept a...

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