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  • Gaviscon Double Action Liquid Sachets - Mint 10ml (Pack of 12)

Gaviscon Double Action Liquid Sachets - Mint 10ml (Pack of 12)

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Product features

  • Immediate relief from symptoms of acid indigestion and heartburn
  • Work by providing a protective barrier in the stomach
  • Neutralises acidity
  • Long-lasting relief - up to 4 hours
  • Sugar and gluten free
  • 3 Easy Steps: Tear - Squeeze - Take

Overview

Gaviscon Double Action Liquid Sachets bring fast effective relief from the pain and discomfort of heartburn and acid indigestion.

They are a combination of two antacids (calcium carbonate and sodium bicarbonate) and alginate and work in two ways.
1) Neutralising excess stomach acid to relieve the pain and discomfort.
2) Forming a protective barrier over the stomach contents to soothe the burning pain in your chest.

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. 

Symptoms treated:

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

Gaviscon Double Action Liquid Sachets 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).

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:

  • Dual-action formula
  • Targets heartburn and indigestion instantly
  • Gets to work in seconds
  • Lasts 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 Liquid Sachets can cause side effects, however, this may be less likely. 

Gaviscon is made using all-natural seaweed. Side effects are very rarely reported.

  • 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.
  • Speak to your doctor if you experience: Constipation, Diarrhoea, Nausea, Stomach Cramps, Taste Impairment, Vomiting.

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 Liquid Sachets bring relief from pain and discomfort of heartburn and acid indigestion.

What is Gaviscon?

All the products in the Gaviscon range are designed to combat heartburn and indigestion. Gaviscon has been around for more than 45 years, providing treatment for heartburn and indigestion.

How does the Gaviscon Original work?

It all starts with sodium alginate. Refined from brown seaweed which is sustainably harvested, this effective formulation acts as a protective barrier against discomfort and provides fast relief.

When the sodium alginate comes into contact with the irritating gastric acid, the alginate forms a “raft”, which acts as a protective barrier over your stomach contents, stopping acid from rising and soothing the burning sensation in your chest in the process.

Gaviscon provides a fast relief from those unpleasant sensations that both heartburn and indigestion sufferers know so well.

  • 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.
  • The Gaviscon formulation does not enter the bloodstream. It’s an effective product that’s free from gluten - with Gaviscon Original Liquid containing no sugar at all.
  • Sodium bicarbonate and calcium carbonate act as antacids, countering the problematic acid in the process. The protective barrier lasts for up to 4 hours.

 

Directions

3 Easy Steps: Tear - Squeeze - Take

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.

For oral administration. 

Directions:

Adults and children 12 years and over: One to two 10 ml sachets after meals and at bedtime, up to four times a day.

Children under 12 years: Should only be taken on medical advice.

If symptoms persist after 7 days consult your doctor.

  • If you take too much of this product you may feel bloated and experience some abdominal discomfort. It is unlikely to cause you any harm, but please consult your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Always follow the instructions on the back of the product and patient information leaflet.
  • If you forget a dose it is not necessary to double the dose next time, just carry on taking as before.

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.

Is Gaviscon for babies?

Please have a look at Gaviscon Infant, which is specially designed for children between the ages of 1 and 2. If you’re dealing with a newborn or a very young child (below a year old), ask your doctor before use.

Storage:

Do not store above 25ºC. Do not use this product after the expiry date (EXP: month/year) shown.

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 Peppermint Flavour Sachets:

  • The maximum recommended daily dose of this medicinal product contains 1023.04 mg sodium (found in table salt). This is equivalent to 51.15 % of the adult recommended maximum daily dietary intake for sodium. 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.
  • Please consult your doctor if you know you have reduced amounts of gastric acid in your stomach, as this product may be less effective.
  • This product contains methyl (E218) and propyl (E216) parahydroxybenzoates which may cause allergic reactions (possibly delayed). 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.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding
You can take this product if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. As with all medicines, the treatment duration should be limited as much as possible.

 

Ingredients

Ingredients:

Each 10 ml oral suspension contains 500 mg sodium alginate, 213 mg sodium bicarbonate and 325 mg calcium carbonate as Active Ingredients.

The other ingredients are carbomer, methyl (E218) and propyl (E216) parahydroxybenzoates, sodium saccharin, peppermint flavour, sodium hydroxide, and water.

This product does not contain sugar or gluten.

 

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