Gaviscon 250 is used for the relief of heartburn and acid indigestion.
Heartburn and acid indigestion are common and experienced by most people at some time. They may be felt as a burning sensation across the lower part of the chest, a pain spreading from the stomach towards the throat or regurgitation of a sour-tasting liquid.
Heartburn and acid indigestion often occur during pregnancy or if you have a medical condition called 'hiatus hernia'. Heartburn and acid indigestion can be made worse if you eat fatty or very spicy foods, drink too much alcohol, smoke, wear tight clothing, are overweight or when you bend forward or lie down.
What side-effects may occur?
Do not take it if you know you are allergic to any of the ingredients as skin rashes and difficulty in breathing have been reported. Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you experience any side-effects after taking Gaviscon 250.
After taking Gaviscon 250 :
If you forget to take a dose it is not necessary to double the dose next time. Just carry on taking the medicine at the recommended dose. If symptoms persist consult your doctor. If you take too many Gaviscon 250 tablets you may feel bloated. They are unlikely to cause you any harm, but please consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Drug Interaction Precautions :
If you have been advised to follow a low sodium (salt) diet ask your doctor before taking Gaviscon 250.
You can take Gaviscon 250 if you are pregnant or breastfeeding
Keep all medicines safely away from children
Store in a dry place below 30
Adults & Children over 12 years and over: Take 2 to 4 tablets after meals and at bedtime, or as directed.
Children under 12: Should only be taken on medical advice.
Chew thoroughly before swallowing.
Each chewable tablet contains 250mg sodium alginate, 133.5mg sodium hydrogen carbonate and 80mg calcium carbonate as the active ingredients. Also contains mannitol, macrogol 20,000, copovidone, aspartame, coolmint flavouring, magnesium stearate and acesulfame potassium. Sugar & gluten free.