• Gaviscon Double Action Chewable Tablets - Mint (Pack of 24)

Gaviscon Double Action Chewable Tablets - Mint (Pack of 24)

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Product features

  • Fast relief from symptoms of acid indigestion and heartburn
  • Work by providing a protective barrier in the stomach
  • Can be chewed and swallowed without needing a glass of water
  • Sugar and gluten free

Overview

Gaviscon Double Action Mint Flavour Chewable Tablets are a combination of two antacids (calcium carbonate and sodium bicarbonate) and an alginate and work in two ways:

  • Neutralising excess stomach acid to relieve the pain and discomfort.
  • Forming a protective barrier over the stomach contents to soothe the burning
    pain in your chest.

Gaviscon Double Action Tablets help to treat your symptoms with Gaviscon Double Action and get fast dual relief from heartburn and indigestion.

  • Bloating
  • Burning in chest
  • Sour taste in the mouth

Gaviscon Double Action Mint Flavour Chewable Tablets are used for the treatment of symptoms of gastro-esophageal reflux such as acid regurgitation, heartburn and indigestion which may occur, for example, following meals or during pregnancy, and for symptoms of excess stomach acid (hyperacidity).

What is heartburn and what are the symptoms?

Heartburn: Heartburn is a burning feeling in the chest caused by stomach acid travelling up towards the throat.

Causes & Symptoms: Heartburn usually happens after meals, near bedtime or during the night.

The symptoms of heartburn include: A burning sensation in the chest or throat after eating. A hot sour or salty tasting fluid in the back of your throat accompanied with difficulty swallowing. Pressure behind the breastbone. Needing to burp. Feeling sick.

In the majority of cases, heartburn is a natural response to stomach acid. 

Treatment

To stop acid from rising up and causing irritation, Gaviscon products use sodium alginate, a viscous formulation that forms a protective barrier in the stomach. Some Gaviscon products also contain antacids, which turn excess acid into water and other neutral substances. 

What are the habits that typically contribute to heartburn/indigestion?

  • Eating heavy meals. Keep your meals light and your potions small to lower your likelihood of heartburn.
  • Fatty foods. Foods high in fat can occasionally be culprits as well.
  • Stress and anxiety. Did you know that stress can cause an upset stomach? That’s because anxiety uses up our prostaglandins, lipids in our body that protect us from acid.
  • Drinking alcohol. Alcohol relaxes the lower esophageal sphincter (the muscles that protect you from acid). Plus, the greasy foods we enjoy alongside a drink don’t help matters either.
  • Smoking. Like alcohol, nicotine relaxes the lower esophageal sphincter, increasing the likelihood of acids refluxing (moving) up your stomach.
  • Stress and excess weight are also contributing factors, so observing a careful diet and getting plenty of exercise will likely help. 

Key Benefits:

  • Helps block acid pumps in your stomach
  • Guardium helps stop acid pumps in your stomach from firing.
  • Creates a raft: A protective “raft” helps stop irritating stomach acid from rising upwards.
  • Sodium alginate is extracted from the cell walls of seaweed. It helps the stomach block rising acid, the root cause of the discomfort heartburn and indigestion sufferers know so well.
  • Neutralises acidity: Antacids counteract acidity for dual relief.
  • Long-lasting relief
  • Up to 4 hours.

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FAQ

What can cause heartburn?

  • Eating too much
  • Eating too quickly
  • Fatty meats and dairy products
  • Fried and greasy foods
  • Alcohol, caffeinated drinks and spicy food, which can all also cause the sphincter valve to open.

What does it mean if I get heartburn regularly?

Our bodies use stomach acid to break down the contents of food, and we have a valve or “gate” in our oesophagus that keeps this acid in place. Occasionally, the acid will get through, and create the feeling of heartburn. Sufferers often complain of discomfort after eating, or when lying down.

When to use a PPI?

Experiencing symptoms every week? We’re here to help. Guardium can be taken for up to 24 hour relief. Guardium is a Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI), which contains esomeprazole that works by blocking acid pumps in your stomach.

Pair it with one of our other products, such as Gaviscon Advance or Gaviscon Double Action for fast effective relief while Guardium takes effect. Do not use Guardium for more than 14 days or Gaviscon for more than 7 Days.

Can heartburn impact quality of sleep?

Heartburn can have a huge impact on both your quality and quantity of sleep, with acid reflux most likely to occur around bedtime. Compounding this is the fact that lying down makes it easier for the acid to travel up your throat. What’s more, heavy meals before bed puts more pressure on your upper esophageal sphincter valve, forcing it open.

If I’m experiencing heartburn do I need to change my lifestyle?

Lifestyle is always an important consideration. Quitting smoking, watching what you eat and taking steps to reduce stress are all effective measures. In the interim, Gaviscon is designed to help. Gaviscon creates a protective layer on top of your stomach acid that protects you from the potential harms of heartburn - especially when you’re sleeping.

When to use a PPI?

Experiencing symptoms every week? We’re here to help. Guardium can be taken for up to 24 hour relief. Guardium is a Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI), which contains esomeprazole that works by blocking acid pumps in your stomach.

Pair it with one of our other products, such as Gaviscon Advance for fast effective relief while Guardium takes effect. Do not use Guardium for more than 14 days or Gaviscon for more than 7 Days.

Side Effects

Like all medicines, Gaviscon Double Action Mint Flavour Chewable Tablets can cause side effects, however, this may be less likely.

  • Do not use it, if you are allergic to any of the ingredients.
  • Very rare (less than 1 in 10,000) chance of an allergic reaction to the ingredients. Symptoms of this may include skin rash, itching, difficulty breathing, dizziness, or swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat.

If you experience these or any other side-effects stop taking the product and consult your doctor immediately. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet.

You can help to make medicines safer by reporting any side-effects to the Yellow Card Scheme at www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard.

 

Info Leaflet

Before taking any medication, it is important to read the Patient Information Leaflet. You can find information leaflets for your medicines by typing them into the search bar at medicines.org, or by contacting us.

Gaviscon Double Action Mint Flavour Chewable Tablets bring relief from pain and discomfort of heartburn and acid indigestion.

The Science - How does Gaviscon work?

Gaviscon's main ingredient, sodium alginate, is derived from natural seaweed which is sustainably harvested. It creates a protective barrier or raft over the irritating stomach content (which is mostly acid, but also pepsin and bile). The antacid component in the Double Action formula - calcium carbonate and sodium bicarbonate - also works to counteract acidity. Gaviscon lasts 2x longer than regular antacids* - up to 4 hours.

Guardium belongs to the family of 'proton pump inhibitors'. Proton pump inhibitors, also known as PPIs or gastric pump inhibitors, work by reducing the amount of acid in your stomach to help relieve symptoms. Guardium contains esomeprazole, a PPI that can provide up to 24 hours of relief from just one pill. It can be taken once a day for up to two weeks.

Directions

Before using any medication, it is important to read the Patient Information Leaflet and follow the instructions on the package.

For oral administration. Chew thoroughly before swallowing. These tablets do not contain sugar or gluten.

Directions:

  • Children under 12 years: Should only be taken on medical advice.
  • Adults, including the elderly and children 12 years and over: When symptoms occur take two to four tablets after meals and at bedtime.
  • You can take this product if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

If symptoms persist after 7 days consult your doctor. All information presented is not meant to diagnose or prescribe. If symptoms are severe or prolonged you should consult a doctor or pharmacist. 

Storage:

  • Do not store above 30ºC.
  • Store in the original package.

Keep out of the reach and sight of children.

Warnings

Do not take this product if:

  • You know you are allergic to any of the ingredients as very rarely difficulty in breathing and skin rashes have occurred (see further information for a full list of ingredients).

Take special care before treatment with Gaviscon Double Action Mint Flavour Chewable Tablets:

This medicine contains sodium (9.72 mmol per 4 tablet dose) and calcium (7.5 mmol per 4 tablet dose).

  • If you have been advised to follow a diet restricted in either of these please consult your doctor.
  • Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you need this product on a daily basis for a prolonged period of time, especially if you have been advised to follow a low salt (sodium) diet.
  • This medicine contains 5.6 mg aspartame in each tablet. Aspartame is a source of phenylalanine. It may be harmful if you have phenylketonuria (PKU), a rare genetic disorder in which phenylalanine builds up because the body cannot remove it properly.
  • These tablets contain carmoisine lake (E122) which may cause allergic reactions.
  • This product can mask symptoms of other more serious, underlying medical conditions. If symptoms persist, or treatment is required for more than seven days continuously, please speak to your doctor or pharmacist.

Taking Other Medicines

Do not take this product within two hours of taking other medicines by mouth as it can interfere with the action of some other medicines. This is especially important if you are taking:

  • bisphosphonates (for osteoporosis),
  • thyroxine,
  • digoxin and beta-blockers (for heart conditions),
  • thyroid hormones,
  • antihistamines, antibiotics (tetracyclines and quinolones such as norfloxacin),
  • iron preparation,tifungals such as ketoconazole,
  • neuroleptics (for mental illness),
  • chloroquine (for malaria),
  • estramustine (for prostate cancer).

Ingredients

Ingredients:

Each tablet contains:

250mg Sodium alginate 
106.5mg Sodium bicarbonate 
187.5mg Calcium carbonate as Active Ingredients.

The other ingredients are: xylitol, carmellose sodium, magnesium stearate, macrogol 20,000, mannitol (E421), copovidone, acesulfame-K, aspartame (E951), mint flavour and carmoisine lake (E122).

These tablets do not contain sugar or gluten.

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