What is Gaviscon Advance Aniseed Flavoured Suspension
Gaviscon Advance belongs to a group of medicines called "reflux suppressants".
This product 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 heartburn and acid indigestion.
Gaviscon can also be used to
relieve the symptoms of conditions
such as hiatus hernia (protrusion of
muscle through a muscle wall), reflux
oesophagitis (inflamed food pipe) and chloroquine (a medication used to
prevent malaria), bisphosphonates (a
medication used to treat osteoporosis)
and estramustine (a medication to treat
How to take Gaviscon Advance Aniseed Flavoured Suspension
Check that the cap seal is unbroken before first using this product. Shake well before use.
Adults including the elderly and children 12 years and over: 5-10 ml (one to two 5ml spoonfuls) after meals and at bedtime.
Children under 12 years: Should only be taken on medical advice.
If you forget a dose it is not necessary to double the dose next time, just carry on taking as before.
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
if this doesn’t go away
What does Gaviscon Advance Aniseed Flavoured Suspension contain
Every 10 ml of oral suspension contains 1000 mg sodium alginate and 200 mg potassium hydrogen carbonate as the active ingredients.
The other ingredients
are calcium carbonate, carbomer, methyl
(E218) and propyl (E216)
saccharin, sodium hydroxide, aniseed
flavour derived from fennel and purified
water. This product does not contain
sugar or gluten.
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