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Brand name: Gaviscon

Gaviscon is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) sodium alginate + bicarbonate + calcium carbonate. On this page you will find out more about Gaviscon, 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 Peppermint chewable tablet, 24

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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, long lasting relief of heartburn and acid indigestion due to gastro-oesophageal reflux.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance circular, flat with bevelled edges, impressed ewith "sword and circle reverese 250"

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Dosage Form Tablet, chewable
Route of administration Oral
Medicine schedule
12: Not scheduled. Not considered by committee
16: Not scheduled. Not considered by committee
24: Not scheduled. Not considered by committee
32: Not scheduled. Not considered by committee
36: Not scheduled. Not considered by committee
48: Not scheduled. Not considered by committee
6: Not scheduled. Not considered by committee
8: Not scheduled. Not considered by committee

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Blister Pack
Storage temperature Store below 30 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions No information available
Life time 3 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.

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Is this medication banned in sport?

Check if you can use your medicine whilst playing sport. Search the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) database that provides information about the prohibited status of specific medications and/or the active ingredient based on the current World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List.

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Gaviscon | myVMC

Gaviscon is an antacid used for symptomatic relief of heartburn, dyspepsia, reflux oesophagitis and hiatus hernia. It is called an anti-reflux agent.

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Infant Gaviscon | myVMC

Infant Gaviscon is used for the treatment of reflux and regurgitation in babies and young children. Infant Gaviscon is an antacid.

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Gaviscon Double Strength | myVMC

Gaviscon Double Strength is used for relief of symptoms caused by reflux of gastric contents in heartburn, dyspepsia, reflux oesophagitis and hiatus hernia.

Read more on myVMC – Virtual Medical Centre website

Paediatric GORD medications and how to use them - Reflux Infants Support Association Inc

Medication is not the first line of defence in helping a child with GORD, but when other strategies don't work, your doctor may prescribe medication/s.

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Parenting and Child Health - Health Topics - Reflux

There is a ring of muscle (valve) at the top of the stomach which normally stops what is in the stomach from going back up again. Often in babies this valve does not work very well, so milk and stomach acid can go back up and may spill out of the mouth. This is called reflux.

Read more on Women's and Children's Health Network website

Heartburn treatments - myDr.com.au

Treatment for heartburn will depend on how often your heartburn occurs and how much it impacts on your life. Treatments include antacids, medicines or surgery, as well as self-help measures.

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Hiatus hernia: diagnosis and treatment - myDr.com.au

Hiatus hernia is often diagnosed when doctors investigate reflux with an endoscopy or barium X-ray. The hiatus hernia can show up as a bulge positioned between the oesophagus and your stomach.

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