Alginates work by reacting with saliva and gastric acid to produce a gel which floats on top of the stomach contents, preventing reflux of stomach contents. Gaviscon contains an alginate.
A type of medicine that is alkaline in nature and works by neutralising acid.
Gaviscon Advance Liquid has a unique formula that provides fast, effective relief from heartburn and gastric reflux, and can be used during pregnancy.
Medicines can affect the unborn baby. Always talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking any medicine in pregnancy.
The movement of stomach acid back up into the oesophagus.
It is a condition caused by gastro-oesophageal reflux (also known as GERD - utilising the American spelling 'esophagus'). Symptoms include those of heartburn and regurgitation. It is often associated with weakening of the muscle which controls entry of food into the stomach.