Gaviscon Dual Action Liquid

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Gaviscon Dual Action Peppermint Liquid brings fast, soothing and long lasting relief from the pain and discomfort of heartburn (gastric reflux) and indigestion. It works in two ways: 1. More effective reduction of excess stomach acid to relieve discomfort. 2. Forms a protective layer over the stomach contents to soothe the burning pain in your chest.

DIRECTIONS: Shake well before use. Adults and children over 12 years - 20mL. Children 6-12 years - 10mL. Not recommended for children under 6 years. Take as required after meals and before going to bed, up to 4 times a day or as directed. If symptoms persist see your doctor.

PRECAUTIONS: The maximum total daily intake (80mL) for adults contains 1018mg of sodium (take into account if on a low sodium diet). Contains hydroxybenzoates and saccharin. Discard 6 months after opening.

INGREDIENTS: Each 10ml dose of oral liquid suspension contains 500mg sodium alginate, 213mg sodium bicarbonate and 325mg calcium carbonate.

Does not contain Aluminium, Sugar, Gluten or Artificial Colouring.

Gaviscon Dual Action Liquid is a combination antacid and reflux suppressant that provides rapid, lasting relief from the symptoms of heartburn and indigestion. It has a cooling, refreshing peppermint flavor and is free of sugar, gluten and artificial colors.

While both heartburn and indigestion can have a range of causes they tend to produce similar symptoms, most of which are uncomfortable at best and at worst can cause disruptive pain. Gaviscon Dual Action Liquid quickly soothes these symptoms, including:

  • Bloating
  • Belching
  • Flatulence
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain or pressure
  • Gurgling or growling stomach
  • Acid regurgitation into the throat or mouth
  • Acidic taste in mouth
  • Burning in the stomach or upper abdomen

The product can be used in anyone over 6 years of age and is safe for use in pregnancy. It is effective at alleviating the above symptoms when they are caused by excess stomach acid or stomach acid entering the throat; this can be caused by a wide range of scenarios, including:

  • Overeating or eating certain types of food;
  • Pressure on the stomach, such as from tight clothing;
  • Relaxed muscles in the throat, such as from hormonal changes;
  • Certain medications, such as prednisolone;
  • Medical conditions, such as hiatal hernia or gallstones;
  • Obesity;
  • Pregnancy;
  • Certain physical activities;
  • Many other reasons.

Note that, while everyone experiences heartburn or indigestion now and then, frequent or severe symptoms are often caused by a more serious underlying problem and should be investigated by a doctor.

Directions for use

Gaviscon Dual Action Liquid can be used as-needed to manage symptoms, typically after meals and about 30 minutes before bed (or laying down). It may also be taken as a preventive measure around 30 minutes in advance of activities that tend to trigger symptoms, such as eating a large meal. Doctor instructions may vary if the liquid is being taken to help manage a chronic condition. Standard dosage is as follows:

  • Patients over 12 years of age take 20 ml, up to 4 times per day.
  • Patients 6 to 12 years old take 10 ml, up to 4 times per day.
  • Patients under 6 should not be given this product without explicit doctor instruction.

Relief is almost instantaneous following administration as the liquid coats the throat and neutralizes acid. Once in the stomach a gel barrier is formed on top of stomach contents that physically prevents acid from escaping into the esophagus. This effect lasts around 4 hours, after which time the gel barrier will begin to break down.

Considerations before Use

In otherwise healthy patients Gaviscon Dual Action Liquid is extremely unlikely to cause any serious side effects even if taken at doses much higher than recommended. At high doses the medication may cause bloating; if this symptom becomes severe medical attention should be sought.

Unfortunately the medication does carry some risk of complications in individuals who have certain preexisting conditions or are taking certain medications. Check with a doctor before using Gaviscon Dual Action liquid if:

  • On a calcium or sodium restricted diet
  • There is a history of heart or kidney disease, or impaired renal function
  • Taking other medications

As a general rule other medications should not be taken within 2 hours before or after taking a dose of Gaviscon Dual Action Liquid unless a doctor or pharmacist has verified that no negative interactions are likely.


Active ingredients: sodium alginate, sodium bicarbonate, calcium carbonate.

Inactive ingredients: carbomer 974P, methyl parahydroxybenzoate (E218), propyl parahydroxybenzoate (E216), sodium saccharin, peppermint flavor, sodium hydroxide, purified water.

This product is free of sugar, gluten and artificial coloring.

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