Gaviscon Double Action Liquid is an all in one remedy for both indigestion and heartburn. This medicine works for up to four hours, helping to ease irritation and symptoms like wind and bloating. If you’re suffering from indigestion and acid reflux and need a way to ease your symptoms after every meal or at bedtime, Gaviscon Double Action Liquid can help.
Gaviscon Double Action Liquid contains three active ingredients which work together to treat acid reflux and indigestion. The first two are antacids, calcium carbonate and sodium bicarbonate, which work to neutralise your excess stomach acid, turning it into harmless substances like water and easing irritation of your stomach lining. The third is sodium alginate, which works by forming a protective layer over your stomach contents, helping to prevent acid reflux and ease irritation all in one.
Shake the bottle well before use. Take 10 – 20ml of Gaviscon Double Action Liquid, which is the same as two to four 5ml spoonfuls. Take up to 4 times a day, after each meal and before bedtime. Do not take more than 80ml of this medication a day
Gaviscon Double Action Liquid can be used if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding. However, you should ask your doctor or pharmacist before taking any medication.
Gaviscon Double Action should not be given to children under the age of 12 unless advised to do so by your doctor or pharmacist. Do not take this product if you are allergic to sodium alginate, sodium bicarbonate, calcium carbonate or any of the other listed ingredients. This product contains small amounts of sodium and calcium, speak to your doctor before taking this product if you are on a low sodium or calcium diet.
Each 10 ml of oral suspension contains 500mg sodium alginate, 213mg sodium bicarbonate and 325mg calcium carbonate as the active ingredients.
The other ingredients are carbomer, methyl (E218) and propyl (E216) parahydroxybenzoates, sodium saccharin, fennel flavour, sodium hydroxide and water.