Gaviscon® Dual Action Tablets - for Heartburn & Indigestion

Gaviscon® Dual Action Tablets - for Heartburn & Indigestion

$5.99 AUD

What is it?

Gaviscon® Dual Action works in two ways to effectively relieve the symptoms of both heartburn and indigestion.

1) The sodium alginate in Gaviscon® Dual Action begins to form a thick layer (known as a raft) on top of the stomach contents once it makes contact with the stomach acid. The raft acts as a strong physical barrier and helps to keep stomach contents in the stomach where they belong and not in the food pipe where they hurt.

2) The antacid neutralises excess stomach acid to relieve pain and discomfort of indigestion.
Available in 16 & 48 tablets

When to Use

For the treatment of acid related symptoms of gastro-oesophageal reflux such as acid regurgitation, heartburn and indigestion, for example following meals or during pregnancy.

How to Use

Adults and adolescents aged 12 years and over should chew two to four tablets after meals and at bedtime as needed, up to four times a day.

More Information

Pregnancy 

Many women suffer from both heartburn (acid reflux) and indigestion during early pregnancy and it tends to become more common as the pregnancy progresses. In fact, it can arise as early as the second trimester, affecting up to 80%* of pregnant women.
There are two main reasons why heartburn in early pregnancy, to a lesser extent, indigestion in early pregnancy and for the duration of the pregnancy are common.

 

  1. The surge in the hormone progesterone causes muscles to relax. This includes the sphincter (ring of muscle) at the entrance to the stomach. When this relaxes, stomach acids are able to travel back up into the oesophagus (food pipe) causing heartburn.
  2. During the latter stages of pregnancy symptoms can also be caused by the baby physically putting pressure on the woman's digestive tract.
The symptoms of heartburn and indigestion are the same for anyone else who suffers. Although harmless to you and your baby, it can be painful and leave you feeling uncomfortable. There are some simple steps you can take if you are pregnant and suffering from heartburn or indigestion.
  • eating a healthy diet
  • sitting and/or sleeping in a more upright position
9 out of 10 pregnant women found Gaviscon® Double Strength Liquid effective for heartburn treatment **

Active ingredients

  • sodium alginate
  • calcium carbonate
  • sodium bicarbonate

Warnings

Do not take Gaviscon® Dual Action if:
  • You are allergic or intolerant to any ingredient of the medicine. Check the leaflet provided with the medicine if you know you have specific allergies or intolerances.
  • Gaviscon® double action products are not recommended for children under 12 years of age.
  • Gaviscon® double action contains sodium and may not be suitable for people who are on a strict salt or sodium restricted diet, for example those with heart or kidney disease. Ask your pharmacist for advice.
  • Gaviscon® double action contains calcium so may not be suitable for people with high levels of calcium in their blood, or with a history of kidney stones that contain calcium. Again, check with your doctor or pharmacist if this applies to you.

ALWAYS READ THE LABEL. FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS FOR USE. IF SYMPTOMS WORSEN OR CHANGE UNEXPECTEDLY, TALK TO YOUR HEALTH PROFESSIONAL.