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.
Medicines can affect the unborn baby. Always talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking any medicine in pregnancy.
4. What is Gastro-oesophageal reflux?
The movement of stomach acid back up into the oesophagus.