Gaviscon Infant is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) sodium alginate + magnesium alginate. On this page you will find out more about Gaviscon Infant, 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 + magnesium alginate
Information for medicine and pack size:
Gaviscon Infant powder for oral liquid, 30 sachets
Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:
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What this medicine is for
For the treatment of regurgitation and gastric reflux in infants and young children.
Table of characteristics
|Visual appearance||Off-white powder.|
|Dosage Form||Oral Liquid, powder for|
|Route of administration||Oral|
30: Not scheduled. Not considered by committee
1: 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||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
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Found 3 results
Infant Gaviscon | myVMC
Infant Gaviscon is used for the treatment of reflux and regurgitation in babies and young children. Infant Gaviscon is an antacid.
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.
Read more on Reflux Infants Support Association website
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
Found 1 results
Medicines for children with gastro-oesophageal reflux | Cochrane
Read more on Cochrane (Australasian Centre) website