Gaviscon Peppermint liquid relief brings fast, long-lasting relief from pain and discomfort of heartburn and acid indigestion. Can be used to treat gastric reflux.
Gaviscon liquid Peppermint belongs to a group of medicines called reflux suppressants, helping to provide relief from heartburn and acid indigestion. Working by forming a protective layer on top of the stomach contents which prevents stomach acid from escaping from the stomach back into the food pipe, which causes pain and discomfort.
What causes indigestion?
How To Use
For oral administration.
Adults and children over 12 years: 10-20ml after meals and at bedtime.
Children under 12 years: Should be given only on medical advice.
Elderly: No dosage modification is required in this age group.
Hepatic Impairment: No dose modification necessary.
Renal Insufficiency: Caution if highly restricted salt diet is necessary
If symptoms do not improve after 7 days, the clinical situation should be reviewed.
This medicinal product contains 285.2 mg (12.4 mmol) sodium per 20 ml dose, equivalent to 14.26 % of the WHO recommended maximum daily intake for sodium.
The maximum daily dose of this product is equivalent to 57 % of the WHO recommended maximum daily intake for sodium.
This product is considered high in sodium. This should be particularly taken into account for those on a low salt diet (e.g. in some cases of congestive heart failure and renal impairment).
Each 10 ml dose contains 160 mg (1.6 mmol) of calcium carbonate. Care needs to be taken in treating patients with hypercalcaemia, nephrocalcinosis and recurrent calcium containing renal calculi.
Contains methyl parahydroxybenzoate (E218) and propyl parahydroxybenzoate (E216) which may cause allergic reactions (possibly delayed).
A time-interval of 2 hours should be considered between Gaviscon intake and the administration of other medicinal products, especially tetracyclines, digoxine, fluoroquinolone, iron salt, ketoconazole, neuroleptics, thyroid hormones, penicillamine, beta-blockers (atenolol, metoprolol, propanolol), glucocorticoid, chloroquine and biphosphonates (diphosphonates) and estramustine.
Gaviscon Peppermint Liquid Relief contains 250mg sodium alginate, 133.5mg sodium bicarbonate and 80mg calcium carbonate per 5ml.
Excipient(s) with known effect:
Methyl parahydroxybenzoate E218
Propyl parahydroxybenzoate E216
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