Gaviscon Advance Liquid
- Fast and Effective Relief from Heartburn & Indigestion
- Aniseed & Peppermint Flavours
- Available in 150, 300 & 500mL Bottles
Buy Gaviscon Advance Liquid Online in the UK
You can buy your Gaviscon Advance Liquid and have it delivered right to your door. Our UK registered online pharmacy allows you to receive your acid reflux/heartburn treatment from the comfort of your own home. Select your treatment and answer a few quick questions to get your bottle today.
What is Gaviscon Advance?
Gaviscon Advance belongs to a group of medicines called "reflux suppressants". It relieves the pain and discomfort associated with acid reflux/ heartburn. It can also be used to relieve the symptoms of conditions such as protrusion of muscle through a muscle wall, inflamed food pipe and symptoms of hoarseness and other voice disorders, sore throat and cough associated with reflux.
It can also be taken to control heartburn symptoms which may occur when taking, or following withdrawal of, medication to reduce stomach acids such as Proton Pump Inhibitors or H2 Antagonists.
How does Gaviscon Advance work?
This medicine 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.
What alternatives are there for Gaviscon Advance?
Heartburn treatments are generally split into three categories, mild (~1 day per week), moderate (2-3 days per week), severe (most days of the week). Each will require different levels of treatment. You should consult your doctor or pharmacist for medical advice on which grade of reflux you may be experiencing and what treatment is best suited for you.
Alternative treatments can include:
- Peptac Liquid - antacid (mild to moderate)
- Mucogel Suspension - antacid (mild to moderate)
- Rennie Tablets - antacid (mild to moderate)
- Ranitidine - H2 antagnoist (moderate)
- Omeprazole - Proton pump inhibitor (moderate to severe)
- Esomeprazole - Proton pump inhibitor (moderate to severe)
- Pantoprazole - Proton pump inhibitor (moderate to severe)
When to take Gaviscon Advance?
Take 5-10mL before meals and at bedtime for the greatest benefit.
Can I take Gaviscon Advance while pregnant or breastfeeding?
Yes, you can take the medicine. As with all medicines, the treatment should be limited where possible during this time.
How long will Gaviscon Advance take to work?
Due to the medicine working directly on the stomach, it should provide relief in a matter of minutes.
Can I take Gaviscon Advance with other reflux medicine?
Yes, depending on how severe your reflux you may be recommended to take Gaviscon with regular reflux medicine. This should only be done if recommended by a health professional.
Gaviscon Advance side effects
Like all medicines, Gaviscon can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Side effects for Gaviscon, in particular, are very rare (less than 1 in 10000. They include a chance of an allergic reaction to the ingredients. Symptoms of an allergy may include:
- skin rash
- shortness of breath
- swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat
Before taking any medicines, people should familiarise themselves with the patient information leaflet.
How to use Gaviscon Advance
Adults and children over 12 can take 5-10mL after meals and at bedtime (up to four times a day). Do not give to children under 12 years without medical advice.
If indigestion and heartburn symptoms persist after 7 days, consult your doctor.
Warnings for Gaviscon Advance
Do not give this medicine to anyone under 12 years old without a recommendation from a health professional.
Do not take this treatment if you have any known allergies to any of the listed ingredients.
The concentration of sodium alginate increases the amount of salt in the body if taken regularly. At the maximum dose, it will make up 21% of the recommended daily intake of salt. If your doctor has limited your salt intake for health reasons such as a heart or kidney condition, do not take this medicine unless the doctor has been consulted.
The medicine also contains potassium and calcium. If your doctor has recommended limiting your daily intake of these, consult your doctor before using the medicine.
Other Medicines and Gaviscon Advance
Tell your doctor or pharmacist that you are taking this medicine if you take other medicines as it may affect the absorption of medicines such as tetracyclines, fluoroquinolones, iron, and thyroid hormones. If you are on these treatments wait at least 2 hours between taking your medicine and Gaviscon.
Gaviscon Advance Ingredients
Every 10 ml of oral liquid 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) parahydroxybenzoates, sodium saccharin, sodium hydroxide, aniseed flavour derived from fennel and purified water.
This product is sugar and gluten-free.
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