Gaviscon

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What is Gaviscon used for?

What is Gaviscon? Gaviscon are antacids that can lower the acidity of stomach acid. Gaviscon is a combination medicine that is used to treat heartburn, acid indigestion, sour stomach, or upset stomach..Gaviscon is also used to provide temporary relief from heartburn and acid indigestion caused by acid reflux.

What is the main ingredient in Gaviscon?

Our main ingredient, sodium alginate, is derived from natural seaweed which is sustainably harvested. It creates a protective barrier or raft over the irritating stomach (which is mostly acid, but also pepsin and bile). Some Gaviscon products also contain antacids, which turn excess acid into water and other neutral substances.

Is Gaviscon good for acid reflux?

Gaviscon is a combination medicine that is used to treat heartburn, acid indigestion, sour stomach, or upset stomach. .Gaviscon is also used to provide temporary relief from heartburn and acid indigestion caused by acid reflux.

Is diarrhea a side effect of Gaviscon?

Gaviscon side effects Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Common side effects may include diarrhea. This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur.

What is Gaviscon used for in the stomach?

1. About Gaviscon. Gaviscon can be used to treat heart burn (acid reflux) and indigestion. The medicine forms a protective layer that floats on top of the contents of your stomach. This stops stomach acid escaping up into your food pipe.

Are there any other medicines similar to Gaviscon?

Yes, there are similar medicines to Gaviscon. Examples are Acidex and Peptac. Like Gaviscon, these medicines are reflux suppressants. They work in the same way as Gaviscon, to reduce acid in your stomach and prevent excess acid escaping into your food pipe. They generally work as well as Gaviscon and have similar side effects.

How does alginic acid work in Gaviscon?

Alginic acid makes a protective foam layer that floats on top of the contents of your stomach. This stops stomach acid escaping into your food pipe. Gaviscon also contains an antacid that neutralises stomach acid and reduces pain and discomfort.

Can you buy Gaviscon in the grocery store?

Gaviscon also contains an antacid that neutralises excess stomach acid and reduces pain and discomfort. Gaviscon comes as tablets or liquid in bottles or sachets. It also comes as a powder for babies and children under 2 years old. You can buy Gaviscon from pharmacies and supermarkets.

How does Gaviscon work for reflux?

Reflux suppressants like Gaviscon contain alginic acid which is made from seaweed. Alginic acid makes a protective foam layer that floats on top of the contents of your stomach. This stops stomach acid escaping into your food pipe. Gaviscon also contains an antacid that neutralises stomach acid and reduces pain and discomfort.

Are there any other medicines similar to Gaviscon?

Yes, there are similar medicines to Gaviscon. Examples are Acidex and Peptac. Like Gaviscon, these medicines are reflux suppressants. They work in the same way as Gaviscon, to reduce acid in your stomach and prevent excess acid escaping into your food pipe. They generally work as well as Gaviscon and have similar side effects.

What is alginic acid Gaviscon?

Alginic acid makes a protective foam layer that floats on top of the contents of your stomach. This stops stomach acid escaping into your food pipe. Gaviscon also contains an antacid that neutralises stomach acid and reduces pain and discomfort. When will I feel better? You should start to feel better soon after taking a dose of Gaviscon.

Does Gaviscon contain sodium bicarbonate?

In addition to the acid-neutralizing ingredients found in most antacids (aluminum hydroxide and magnesium carbonate), Gaviscon contains alginic acid and sodium bicarbonate. The combination of alginic acid and bicarbonate creates a foam barrier which floats on the stomach acid.

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