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Gaviscon oral suspension box of 24 sachets of 10ml
Indications: This medication is indicated for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), which results in heartburn, acid reflux and heartburn.
When is GAVISCON prescribed?
This medicine belongs to the family of locally acting antacids. It forms a viscous gel that floats in the stomach and protects the esophagus in case of reflux of stomach contents.
It is used in the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease.
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Presentations of the drug GAVISCON
Composition of the medicine GAVISCON
|p cp||p sachet|
|Sodium alginate||500 mg||500 mg|
|Sodium bicarbonate||267 mg||267 mg|
|or Sodium||123 mg||145 mg|
|Calcium carbonate||160 mg||160 mg|
|p c to c||p ml|
|Sodium alginate||250 mg||50 mg|
|Sodium bicarbonate||133.5 mg||26 mg|
|or Sodium||72.5 mg||14 mg|
|Calcium carbonate||80 mg||+|
Contraindications of the medication GAVISCON
This medication should not be used in children on a strict salt-free diet.
digestive disorders occurring for the first time, or if the disorder has recently changed;
disorders associated with weight loss;
persistent difficulty swallowing or abdominal discomfort.
This medicine contains a significant amount of salt (sodium).
GAVISCON Interactions with other drugs
This medication may decrease the absorption of many drugs. There should be a delay of at least 2 hours (4 hours with quinolone antibiotics) between taking this medicine and other treatments. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
Fertility, pregnancy and breast-feeding
This medicine contains only substances that are presumed to be safe during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Nevertheless, do not use it for a long time without the advice of your pharmacist or doctor.
Directions for use and dosage of GAVISCON
Take this medicine in all cases after meals and possibly at bedtime, or give it after feeding. It should not be mixed with food or milk.
The tablets should be chewed very carefully.
The sachet should be kneaded before opening, and the bottle shaken vigorously before each use.
Usual dosage :
Adult and child over 12 years: 1 tablet, 3 or 4 times daily.
Adult: 1 sachet or 2 teaspoons of drinkable suspension, 3 or 4 times daily.
Child from 18 months to 15 years: 1 teaspoon after each of the 4 meals.
Infant from 4 to 18 months: 2.5 ml or 1/2 teaspoon after each of the 4 meals.
Infant from 2 to 4 months: 2 ml after each of the 5 meals.
Infant from 1 to 2 months: 1.5 ml after each of the 5 meals.
Newborns aged 0 to 1 month: 1 ml after each of the 6 meals.
In children, the drinkable suspension for infants (supplied with a pipette) is more suitable, but the other drinkable suspensions can also be used because their concentrations are identical.
It is advisable to divide the meals, to avoid bending over, to avoid lying down after meals and to wear tight clothes. Raising the head of the bed is recommended.
If you are a smoker, continued smoking is a major hindrance to treatment; nicotine increases gastric acidity and reduces the effectiveness of the muscle that closes the junction between the esophagus and the stomach.
The drinkable suspension should be kept away from heat but should not be put in the refrigerator.
Infant suspension should not be kept for more than 30 days after opening.
Possible side effects of GAVISCON
In case of prolonged use of the oral solution or sachets, at high doses: excess calcium in the blood, renal failure.
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