Gavison Double Action Liquid Sachets 24s bring fast and effective relief from the pain and discomfort of heartburn and acid indigestion. They get to work by neutralising excess stomach acid to relieve pain and discomfort and forming a protective barrier over the stomach contents to soothe the burning pain in your chest.
Approved by Anju Gill -Pharmacist on the 23/04/2021. For more information, view our medical team
For oral administration.
Adults including the elderly and children 12 years and over: one to two 10ml sachets after meals and before bedtime, up to four times a day.
Children under 12 years old: Should only be taken on medical advice.
If you take too much of this product it is unlikely to cause you any harm. However, you may feel bloated. Consult your doctor if this doesn’t go away. If you forget a dose it is not necessary to double the dose next time, just carry on taking as before. Taking large doses of calcium carbonate every day for prolonged periods can lead to high levels of calcium in the blood.
After taking Gaviscon Double Action Liquid Sachets: If symptoms persist, or treatment is required for more than seven days continuously, seek medical advice.
Before taking Gaviscon Double Action Liquid Sachets
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
Take special care before treatment with Gaviscon Double Action Liquid Sachets: This medicine contains calcium (3.25mmol per 10ml/sachet dose). This medicine contains 127.88 mg sodium (main component of cooking/table salt) in each 10 ml. This is equivalent to 6.4 % of the recommended maximum daily dietary intake of sodium for an adult. - If you have been advised to follow a diet restricted in either of these, please consult your doctor. - Please also talk to your doctor regarding these salt contents if you suffer or have suffered from significant kidney or heart disease, as certain salts could interfere with these diseases. 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.
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 antihistamines, antibiotics (tetracyclines and quinolones such as norfloxacin), iron preparation, thyroid hormones, antifungals such as ketoconazole, digoxin and beta-blockers (for heart conditions), neuroleptics (for mental illness), thyroxine, chloroquine (for malaria), bisphosphonates (for osteoporosis) and estramustine (for prostate cancer).
Possible side effects
Very rarely (less than 1 in 10,000 patients treated) there is a 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. Other side effects of unknown frequency may include constipation, irritability, muscle twitching or muscle cramps, indigestion that comes back when you stop taking the tablets and high levels of calcium in the blood.
Also you can help to make sure that medicines remain as safe as possible by reporting any unwanted side effects via the internet at www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard or search for MHRA Yellow Card in the Google Play or Apple App Store. By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine
This product is an off-white to cream suspension with the odour and flavour of peppermint.
Each 10ml contains 500 mg sodium alginate, 213 mg sodium bicarbonate and 325 mg calcium carbonate. The other ingredients are sodium, 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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Ideal size for popping a couple of sachets in your bumbag or glove compartment or pocket. No more chewing of those awful tablets that give you toothache with the sweetness.
Ordered and with me in a few days, even with Covid19 problems. Great company.