Gaviscon Heartburn and Indigestion Relief Liquid - Peppermint, 600 ml21 people have chosen this
This Gaviscon Relief Liquid helps tackle Heartburn and Indigestion wich are common side-effects of chemotherapy as well as some types of cancer which involve the digestive system.
Before taking this product: Each 10ml contains 6.2mmol of sodium. If you have been advised to follow a low-sodium (salt) diet ask your doctor before taking this product. Do not take if you know you are allergic to any of the ingredients as very rarely difficulty in breathing and skin rashes have occurred. Consult your doctor if you experience these or any other side-effects. After taking this product: If symptoms persist consult your doctor. If you take too much of this product you may feel bloated. It is unlikely to cause you any harm, but please consult your doctor or pharmacist. Do not use this medicine after the expiry date (EXP: month/year) shown. Keep all medicines safely away from children. Check that the cap seal is unbroken before first taking this product.
Why do people living with cancer recommend this product?"During chemo I constantly had acid reflux after meals. Using relief tablets and liquid medicine really helped tackle this. "
What are the ingredients?
Each 10ml Dose of Oral Suspension contains 500mg Sodium Alginate Ph Eur, 267mg Sodium Bicarbonate Ph Eur and 160mg Calcium Carbonate Ph Eur as the active ingredients
It also contains Carbomer, Methyl (E218) and Propyl (E216) Parahydroxybenzoates, Sodium Saccharin, Sodium Hydroxide, Peppermint Oil and Water
How do I use it?
Dosage: Shake well before use. Adults and children over 12 years: Take 10-20ml (two to four 5ml spoonfuls) after meals and at bedtime. Children 6-12 years: Take 5-10ml (one to two 5ml spoonfuls) after meals and at bedtime. Children under 6 years: Not recommended.
Customer Reviews21 people have chosen this
I have tried several websites for a cheaper offer, but to no avail. This is good value for money. Will shop at this sight again.
Basically does what it says on the bottle. I occasionally use it at bedtime to prevent reflux and it works ok. Personally i find the Gaviscon triple action a bit more effective but both are good.
Having just spent three weeks in hospital with a lung infection,I was given this stuff for hiccups at the same time as been drip feed antibiotics.The liquid is absolutely foul to taste.but on the good side it stops hiccups immediatley
I have recently discovered that proton pump inhibitors - that I have been taking for over a decade - might be damaging me by depriving me of vital nutrients. A bit of advice to anyone considering using this product as an alternative: Gavisgon "Original" works by creating a protective barrier above the acid line thus preventing gastric-reflux back into the oesophagus where acid does the damage; as such its primary effect is not based upon acid suppression although I think - judging by the list of ingredients - it has this effect as a secondary consequence of using it. The "Double Action" remedy they also produce, however, works in two ways: it forms a protective barrier above the acid line, as does the original formulation, but it also actively suppresses stomach acid by neutralising it. Although I do not think this will be as damaging as the proton pump inhibitor's effect of suppressing acid production almost entirely at source, since acid is still produced - even if it is neutralised before it can become problematic - nevertheless, I think that, if you are using Gavisgon as an alternative to proton pump inhibitors, you might choose to do as I have elected to do and buy the original formulation rather than the double action one. Any comments anyone?