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Gaviscon Chewable Tablets are used to treat heartburn (reflux) and indigestion. Buy Gaviscon Chewable Tablets today from Click Pharmacy.

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What is Gaviscon Tablets

Gaviscon Chewable Tablets are used to deal with heartburn (reflux) and indigestion. They're used to deal with signs after meals and at bedtime and act quite shortly to relieve the Stomach ache and discomfort that stomach acid may cause.

How effective are Gaviscon Chewable Tablets?

Gaviscon Chewable Tablets contain alginic acid that works by forming a protective layer which acts as a raft on top of the stomach contents. This keeps the stomach acid from rising to the food pipe. Each tablet also contains the antacid potassium bicarbonate, which neutralises excess acid, reducing the pain and discomfort that this causes. Potassium bicarbonate reacts with the acid in the stomach, releasing carbon dioxide bubbles, which are trapped by the gel in alginic acid, allowing this to float on top of the stomach contents. 

Generally, Gaviscon Chewable Tablets are taken when the symptoms appear, such as after a meal or before bedtime. 

They can also be used to relieve the symptoms of conditions such as hiatus hernia, inflamed food pipe and hoarseness, and other voice disorders such as sore throat and cough associated with reflux.

They can be taken to control heartburn symptoms which occur when taking or after the withdrawal of certain medications.

How do Gaviscon Chewable Tablets work?

Gaviscon Chewable Tablets contain alginic acid that acts by forming a protective layer which acts as a raft on top of the stomach contents. This keeps the stomach acid from rising to the food pipe. They also contain the antacid potassium bicarbonate, which neutralises excess acid, reducing the pain and discomfort that this causes. Potassium bicarbonate reacts with the acid in the stomach, releasing carbon dioxide bubbles, which are trapped by the gel in alginic acid, allowing this to float.

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What dose should I choose?

Gaviscon Chewable Tablets are only available in one dose containing 500mg sodium alginate and 100mg potassium bicarbonate. 

Adults should take 1-2 tablets of Gaviscon up to four times a day when needed. It is best to take the tablet/s when the symptoms of indigestion and heartburn appear, which usually is after meals and at bedtime.  This is when the pain and discomfort are generally at its worst.

Unless otherwise prescribed by the doctor, Gaviscon Chewable Tablets should only be taken when the symptoms appear and stopped when the discomfort and reflux have stopped.

Side effects

If too much of the product is consumed, there may be bloating and abdominal discomfort. It is unlikely to cause any harm, but the doctor or pharmacist should be consulted if this is prolonged or causing excessive discomfort.

Side effects occur very rarely with Gaviscon Chewable Tablets. Less than 1 in 10,000 patients may experience allergic reactions to the ingredients. Symptoms of this may include difficulty breathing, dizziness or swelling of the face, tongue, lips, or throat, skin rash, and itching.

Please speak to your GP or consult our specialists at Click Pharmacy should you require any further advice.

Can I take other medication while using Gaviscon Chewable Tablets?

You should avoid taking any oral medicines 2 hours before and after taking Gaviscon Chewable Tablets. This is because the medication may interfere with the way Gaviscon Chewable Tablets work and cause side effects.

Can children use Gaviscon Chewable Tablets?

Gaviscon Chewable Tablets are not suitable for children under the age of 12 years old. However in rare cases it has been prescribed to children under the age of 12 years old.

Can pregnant or breastfeeding women use Gaviscon Chewable Tablets?

Gaviscon Chewable Tablets are safe to be used by pregnant or breastfeeding women. It does not cause any harm to the baby at all.

What if I forget to take my dose of Gaviscon Chewable Tablets?

If you forget to take Gaviscon Chewable Tablets, then you should take it as soon as you remember unless it is almost time for your next dose. If it is almost time for your next dose then you should skip the dose you just missed and continue like normal. You should never take two doses at once even if you are making up for a missed dose.

Can I take painkillers while using Gaviscon Chewable Tablets?

Yes, it is safe to take painkillers such as paracetamol and ibuprofen while using Gaviscon Chewable Tablets.

Is there any medication I should avoid taking while using Gaviscon Chewable Tablets?

You should avoid taking the following medicines 2 hours before and after taking Gaviscon Chewable Tablets:

  • Levothyroxine
  • Estramustine
  • Chloroquine
  • Steroids
  • Penicillamine
  • Beta-blockers
  • Iron tablets
  • Antihistamines
  • PPI
  • A few antibiotics
  • Medicines used for antipsychotic

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