- 1 What are the side effects of Gaviscon Extra Strength?
- 2 What does Gaviscon Extra Strength do?
- 3 Should you drink water after taking Gaviscon liquid?
- 4 When is the best time to take Gaviscon?
What are the side effects of Gaviscon Extra Strength?
COMMON side effects
- taste impairment.
- stomach cramps.
What does Gaviscon Extra Strength do?
This medication is used to treat the symptoms of too much stomach acid such as stomach upset, heartburn, and acid indigestion. Aluminum and magnesium antacids work quickly to lower the acid in the stomach.
How often can you take Gaviscon Extra Strength?
Do not swallow tablets whole. Chew 2-4 tablets after meals and at bedtime as needed (up to 4x a day), or as directed by a doctor. For best results follow by a half glass of water or other liquid. Do not take more than 16 tablets in 24 hours.
Is Gaviscon Liquid good?
Gaviscon Peppermint Liquid brings fast, soothing and long lasting relief from the pain and discomfort of heartburn (gastric reflux) and indigestion. Gaviscon quickly soothes the burning sensation and helps keep digestive acid in the stomach where it should be.
Is it safe to take Gaviscon everyday?
If you get occasional mild heartburn or indigestion, only take Gaviscon when you need it. If you often have heartburn or indigestion, take Gaviscon regularly after meals and at bedtime, up to 4 times a day, whether or not you have symptoms.
Is it OK to drink water after Gaviscon?
Usage. Gaviscon comes as a chewable tablet or liquid to take by mouth. For the medication to work properly, you need to chew the tablets thoroughly and should not swallow them whole. Drink a full glass of water after taking the tablets.
Can I lie down after taking Gaviscon liquid?
Lying down flat can make it easier for excess stomach acid to escape up your oesophagus causing you to feel the pain of heartburn. Having your head and back slightly slanted will mean that gravity will work against any excess acid to help stop it from moving up into your throat.
Is Gaviscon extra good for acid reflux?
Gaviscon can be used to treat heartburn (acid reflux) and indigestion. The medicine works by forming a protective layer that floats on top of the contents of your stomach. This stops stomach acid escaping up into your food pipe.
Should you drink water after taking Gaviscon liquid?
Gaviscon comes as a chewable tablet or liquid to take by mouth. For the medication to work properly, you need to chew the tablets thoroughly and should not swallow them whole. Drink a full glass of water after taking the tablets. Shake the oral liquid well before each use to mix the medicine evenly.
When is the best time to take Gaviscon?
It’s best to take it after meals and at bedtime. This is usually when the pain and discomfort is at its worst. But if your doctor has prescribed Gaviscon, take it when they tell you to. Chew the tablets, do not swallow them whole.
What happens if you put Gaviscon in the fridge?
If you are using the liquid form of this medication, shake the bottle well before pouring each dose. Refrigerating the suspension may improve the flavor. Do not freeze. The liquid form works best if taken without other fluids.
When to take Gaviscon Liquid?
To treat regularly occurring heartburn and other digestive upsets, take liquid Gaviscon before meals and before bed. If you have a bottle of Gaviscon, use a measuring spoon to pour out 10–20 millilitres (0.34–0.68 fl oz) of the medication. If you have 10 millilitres (0.34 fl oz) liquid Gaviscon sachets, swallow 1-2 of them.
Is Gaviscon safe to use?
You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take Gaviscon Tablet (aluminum hydroxide and magnesium trisilicate) with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.
Where to buy Gaviscon Liquid?
Where to Buy Gaviscon® Products. Gaviscon® Tablets and Soothing Liquid are available at most stores with pharmacies across Canada, including these fine retailers:
How does Gaviscon work?
Gaviscon works by forming a raft (a protective barrier) on top of the stomach contents soon after it has made contact with the stomach acid.