Gaviscon Advance (Peppermint Flavour)

Gaviscon Advance (Peppermint Flavour) Mechanism of Action

Manufacturer:

Reckitt Benckiser

Distributor:

DKSH

Marketer:

Reckitt Benckiser
Full Prescribing Info
Action
Pharmacotherapeutic group: Other drugs for peptic ulcer and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD). ATC code: A02BX.
Pharmacology: Pharmacodynamics: Treatment of symptoms of gastro-oesophageal reflux.
Reflux is a condition in which stomach acid persistently leak back up into esophagus. The reflux damages the tissue lining the esophagus, causing a painful burning sensation in the middle of the chest which known as "Heartburn".
On ingestion the medicine product reacts with gastric acid to form a raft of alginic acid gel which floats on the stomach contents effectively impeding gastro-oesophageal reflux and protecting the oesophagus from the gastric components as a result of symptomatic relief from heartburn and indigestion.
Pharmacokinetics: The mechanism of action of the medicinal product is physical and does not depend on absorption into the systemic circulation.
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