Gaviscon Advance Chewable Tablets
Gaviscon Advance Mint Chewable Tablets provide relief from the pain and discomfort of heartburn and acid indigestion, which for example, can occur after meals or during pregnancy.
They belong to a group of medicines called ‘reflux suppressants’, which form a protective layer on top of the stomach contents to prevent stomach acid escaping from the stomach where it works into the food pipe where it hurts.
How do Gaviscon Advance Mint Chewable Tablets work?
Gaviscon Advance forms a raft over the stomach contents which helps prevent acid coming back up into the oesophagus (food pipe).
How to take Gaviscon Advance Mint Chewable Tablets:
Adults should take 1-2 tablets after meals and at bedtime.
Children: not recommended.
Caution before taking Gaviscon Advance Mint Chewable Tablets:
Care should be taken when treating patients with hypercalcaemia, nephrocalcinosis and recurrent calcium containing renal calculi.
Contains aspartame so should not be used in phenylketonuria.
There is a possibility of reduced efficacy in patients with very low levels of gastric acid.
Review if symptoms do not improve within 7 days.
Treatment of children under 12 years of age is not recommended, except on medical advice.
Each Gaviscon Advance Mint Chewable Tablets contains:
500mg sodium alginate, 100mg potassium bicarbonate.