Gaviscon Dual Action Tablets

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Gaviscon Dual Action Peppermint Tablets bring 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: Adults and children over 12 years: 4 tablets. Children 6-12 years: 2 tablets. 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. Chew tablets thoroughly before swallowing and follow with water if desired. If symptoms persist see your doctor.

PRECUATIONS: The maximum total daily intake (16 tablets) for adults contains 886mg of sodium (take into account if on a low sodium diet), 9.6g of mannitol and 1.6 of xylitol. Products containing mannitol and xylitol may have a laxative effect or cause diarrhoea. Contains Aspartame. Phenylketonurics: contains Phenylalanine.  

INGREDIENTS: Each tablet contains 250mg sodium alginate, 106.5mg sodium bicarbonate and 187.5mg calcium carbonate.

Gaviscon Dual Action Tablets provide fast-acting and long-lasting relief from the symptoms of heartburn and indigestion. The mint-flavored, chewable tablets can be taken as-needed to prevent or alleviate symptoms in patients aged 12 and up.

Tablets have a pleasant mint flavor that quickly cool and soothe the throat. Once in the stomach, excess stomach acid is neutralized and a protective barrier is formed on the surface of stomach contents, preventing additional acid from escaping into the esophagus. Effects are felt within moments of administration and last up to 4 hours, providing relief from:

  • Bloating
  • Belching
  • Abdominal pain or pressure
  • Gurgling or growling stomach
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Acidic taste in mouth
  • Burning in the stomach or upper abdomen

These versatile tablets can be used to eliminate the occasional heartburn and indigestion we all experience now and then or to manage symptoms from chronic underlying conditions. In situations in which heartburn or indigestion can be anticipated---such as before certain activities or prior to eating certain foods---tablets can used to prevent symptoms from developing in the first place. Note that while the occasional heartburn or indigestion is normal, frequent or severe symptoms likely indicate a more serious underlying issue that should be investigated by a doctor.

In otherwise healthy patients of age 12 and up, 2 to 4 tablets can be taken as-needed to prevent or alleviate symptoms, typically following meals and shortly before bedtime. Tablets should be chewed thoroughly and may be followed with a glass of fluid if desired.

Gaviscon Dual Action Tablets are safe for use during pregnancy, and many mothers-to-be use this product for relief from pregnancy-related heartburn during the second and third trimester when pressure on the stomach and relaxed digestive tract muscles can cause stomach acid to escape into the esophagus. Eating multiple small meals instead of a few large meals will also help prevent heartburn during pregnancy.

Some people find the liquid version of this product, Gaviscon Dual Action Liquid, more effective at relieving symptoms as the liquid coats the throat more thoroughly. However, liquids are not always the most convenient choice---tablets are easily carried on-the-go and can be taken discreetly at work, school or similar scenarios. Many people use both products---liquids at home and tablets when out and about.

Gaviscon Dual Action Tablets are ideal for mild to moderate occasional heartburn or indigestion. For severe and/or frequent symptoms, Gaviscon Double Strength (advanced) Liquid may provide more powerful relief. For mild, infrequent symptoms, Gaviscon Peppermint Tablets or Gaviscon Strawberry Tablets may be preferred.

Before you Take Gaviscon Dual Action Tablets

In otherwise healthy patients Gaviscon Dual Action Tablets are 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 not all heartburn and indigestion sufferers are in the peak of health. The medication does carry some risk of complications in individuals with certain preexisting conditions or taking certain medications. Check with a doctor before taking Gaviscon Dual Action Tablets 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 Gaviscon Dual Action Tablets, like any other product containing calcium carbonate, should not be taken within 2 hours before or after taking other medications.

Full Ingredients

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

Inactive ingredients: xylitol, carmellose sodium, magnesium stearate, macrogol 20,000, mannitol (E421), copovidone, acesulfame-K, aspartame (E951), mint flavor, carmoisine lake (E122).

Gaviscon Dual Action Tablets are free of sugar and gluten.

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