The main ingredient in Gaviscon, alginic acid, works as an anti-reflux agent. It reacts with the acid found in the stomach to produce a frothy layer over the stomach contents, which then prevents reflux. The sensitive mucosa of the oesophagus is no longer exposed to gastric acid and the pain associated with these conditions is relieved. Continued use of Gaviscon and ongoing prevention of reflux allows the damaged tissues to be repaired.
Adults and children over 12 years: 10 to 20 ml. to be taken up to 4 times a day, after meals and before going to bed at night. It is recommended that you do not lie down or go to bed immediately after taking Gaviscon.
Each 10ml liquid dose contails Sodium Alginate 500mg, Sodium Bicarbonate 267mg, Calcium Carbonate 160mg.
Long term storage not to exceed 30°C degrees. Not below 15°C degrees at any point. Store in the original package. Do not freeze or refrigerate.
Always get advice from a healthcare professional before taking this medicine. Keep all medicines out of reach of children. Consult your doctor if your symptoms do not improve after seven days, or if they get worse during treatment with this medicine.