Gaviscon Advance

Gaviscon Advance

Manufacturer:

RB (Health)

Distributor:

Zuellig Pharma
Full Prescribing Info
Contents
Sodium alginate, potassium bicarbonate.
Description
Each 10 mL of oral suspension contains sodium alginate 1000 mg and potassium bicarbonate 200 mg as the active ingredients. The other ingredients are calcium carbonate, carbomer, methyl (E218) and propyl (E216) hydroxybenzoates, sodium saccharin, sodium hydroxide, peppermint flavour and purified water. Gaviscon Advance is sugar-free and gluten-free.
Action
Reflux suppressants.
Reflux is a process in which the stomach acid juices flow back up into the food pipe. Unlike the stomach, the lining of the food pipe is not resistant to acid so that when reflux occurs, it causes the pain and discomfort commonly known as heartburn. Gaviscon Advance forms a protective layer that floats on top of the stomach contents. This layer prevents reflux and keeps the stomach contents away from the lining of the food pipe to relieve the symptoms of the heartburn and acid indigestion.
Indications/Uses
Relief of heartburn and acid indigestion (also known as dyspepsia).
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 the patient eats fatty or very spicy foods, drinks too much alcohol, smokes, wears very tight clothing, is overweight or when the patient bends forward or lies down.
Relief of symptoms of conditions eg, hiatus hernia and reflux oesophagitis (inflamed food pipe).
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adults, Including Elderly and Children ≥12 years: 5-10 mL (1-2 5 mL spoonfuls) after meals and at bedtime, or as directed.
Children <12 years: Should only be taken on medical advice.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients of Gaviscon Advance.
Special Precautions
Each 10 ml dose contains sodium 4.6 mmol, potassium 2 mmol and calcium 2 mmol. If the patient has been advised to follow a diet restricted in any of these, the patient should consult the physician before taking Gaviscon Advance.
Gaviscon Advance contains methyl and propyl parabens which may very rarely cause an allergic reaction. This treatment may be less effective if the patient has decreased amounts of gastric acid produced in the stomach.
Use in pregnancy & lactation:
Gaviscon Advance can be taken by pregnant and breastfeeding women.
Use In Pregnancy & Lactation
Gaviscon Advance can be taken by pregnant and breastfeeding women.
Side Effects
Skin rashes and difficulty in breathing have been reported.
Caution For Usage
In case of a missed dose, it is not necessary to double the dose next time, just carry on taking as before. If symptoms persist consult the physician. If the patient takes too much of Gaviscon Advance, it is unlikely to cause any harm. However, the patient may feel bloated.
Storage
Store below 30°C. Do not refrigerate. Shake well before use.
ATC Classification
A02BX - Other drugs for peptic ulcer and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) ; Used in the treatment of peptic ulcer and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
Presentation/Packing
Oral susp (peppermint flavour) 150 mL.
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