Gaviscon Dual Action is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) sodium alginate + bicarbonate + calcium carbonate. On this page you will find out more about Gaviscon Dual Action, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)
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Active ingredient in this medicine: sodium alginate + bicarbonate + calcium carbonate
Pack size information
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Information for medicine and pack size:
Gaviscon Dual Action chewable tablet, 16
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What this medicine is for
Relief of the symptoms associated with reflux oesophagitis, hiatus hernia and all cases of epigastric distress where the underlying cause is gastro-oesophageal reflux. Fast, soothing relief of heartburn and acid indigestion due to gastro-oesophageal reflux.
Table of characteristics
|Visual appearance||Each tablet is flat, circular, and bi-layered with bevelled edges, with the odour and flavour of peppermint. One layer of the tablet is pink and slightly mottled, and the other white.|
|Dosage Form||Tablet, chewable|
|Route of administration||Oral|
12, 62: Not scheduled. Not considered by committee
2,4,6,8,16,24,32,48,60,64,72,80 tablets: Not scheduled. Not considered by committee
There is one type of pack available.
Pack type 1
|Storage temperature||Store below 30 degrees Celsius|
|Storage conditions||No information available|
|Life time||2 Years|
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information
The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.
Is this medication banned in sport?
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