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Brand name: Gaviscon Infant TM

Active ingredients: sodium alginate + magnesium alginate

What it is used for

For the treatment of regurgitation and gastric reflux in infants and young children.

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Oral
  • Store below 30 degrees Celsius
  • Lifetime is 3 Years.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

Off-white powder.

Do I need a prescription?

We are unable to tell you if you need a prescription for this medicine. You can ask your pharmacist. This medicine is Not Scheduled.

Is this medicine subsidised?

This medicine may be subsidised which may make it cheaper. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.

Disclaimer

The information about this medicine comes from trusted sources.

  • Therapeutic Good's Administration (TGA)
  • Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)
  • GuildLink
  • DrugBank

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