GAVISCON PEPPERMINT TABLETS are used for the treatment of symptoms of gastro-oesophageal reflux such as acid regurgitation, heartburn and indigestion which may occur for example following meals or during pregnancy.
Treat heartburn and indigestion with the original Gaviscon formulation.
- Burning in chest
- Difficulties swallowing
- Tablets x8
- Tablets x16
- Tablets x24
- Tablets x48
BEFORE YOU TAKE GAVISCON PEPPERMINT TABLETS:
Do not take GAVISCON PEPPERMINT TABLETS If you are hypersensitive (allergic) to any of the ingredients.
If you have phenylketonuria (a genetic disorder when the body cannot process the amino acid phenylalanine).
Take special care with GAVISCON PEPPERMINT TABLETS:
- If you have heart disease or high blood pressure – GAVISCON PEPPERMINT TABLETS contains sodium (salt) and may worsen heart disease or high blood pressure.
- If you have kidney disease and electrolyte imbalances (e.g. low calcium).
- If you have cirrhosis (complication of liver disease)
- If you are taking corticosteroids.
- If you have a history of high levels of calcium in your blood.
- If you have had kidney stones before.
- If symptoms do not improve after seven days, please consult your doctor.
Taking GAVISCON PEPPERMINT TABLETS with food and drink:
GAVISCON PEPPERMINT TABLETS is usually taken after meals and at bedtime.
Do not take GAVISCON PEPPERMINT TABLETS with large amount of milk or milk-products.
Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
GAVISCON PEPPERMINT TABLETS may be used during pregnancy. GAVISCON PEPPERMINT TABLETS may be used during breastfeeding.
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding while taking GAVISCON PEPPERMINT TABLETS, please consult your doctor, pharmacist or other health care professional for advice.
Taking other medicines with GAVISCON PEPPERMINT TABLETS:
GAVISCON PEPPERMINT TABLETS may affect the absorption of many other oral medicines, especially antibiotics (such as tetracyclines and fluoroquinolones), iron salts, thyroid hormones, chloroquine (used to treat malaria), biphosphonates (used to treat bone density loss) and estramustine (used to treat cancer).
Wait 2 to 3 hours after taking any other medicine before taking GAVISCON PEPPERMINT TABLETS.
If you are taking other medicines on a regular basis, including complementary or traditional medicines, using GAVISCON PEPPERMINT TABLETS together with them may cause undesirable interactions. Please consult your doctor, pharmacist or other healthcare professional for advice.
HOW TO TAKE GAVISCON PEPPERMINT TABLETS:
Always take GAVISCON PEPPERMINT TABLETS exactly as described in this leaflet or as your doctor or pharmacist or nurse has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist or nurse if you are not sure.
Chew tablets thoroughly. Do not swallow the tablets whole.
Adults and children 12 years and over: Two to four tablets after meals and at bedtime.
Children under 12 years: Not recommended.
Elderly: The same dose as indicated for adults.
Patients with kidney problems: Caution is necessary, if on salt restriction diet.
If you have the impression that the effect of GAVISCON PEPPERMINT TABLETS is too strong or too weak, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Do not share medicines prescribed for you with any other person.
If you take more GAVISCON PEPPERMINT TABLETS than you should:
Excessive doses may cause bloating.
In the event of overdosage, consult your doctor or pharmacist. If neither is available, seek help at the nearest
hospital or poison control centre.
If you forget to take GAVISCON PEPPERMINT TABLETS:
If you miss a dose of GAVISCON PEPPERMINT TABLETS, take it as soon as you remember. Take any remaining
doses for that day at evenly spaced intervals. Do not double the dose to make up for the forgotten doses.
GAVISCON PEPPERMINT TABLETS can have side-effects.
Not all side-effects reported for GAVISCON PEPPERMINT TABLETS are included in this leaflet.
Should your general health worsen or if you experience any untoward effects while taking GAVISCON PEPPERMINT TABLETS, please consult your doctor, pharmacist or other health care professional for advice.
If any of the following side effects occur, speak to your doctor immediately:
Hypersensitivity reactions, stomach cramps, flatulence, constipation, skin rash, hives, itching and problems with breathing.
- The active substances are 250 mg sodium alginate, 133,5 mg sodium bicarbonate and 80 mg calcium carbonate.
- The other ingredients are mannitol, macrogol 20,000, magnesium stearate and peppermint flavour.
- Contains sweetener (Acesulfame K 3,75 mg, Aspartame 3,75 mg per tablet).
Why change what’s worked for over 30 years? You can enjoy relief from heartburn today with Gaviscon’s most iconic formulation.
It all starts with sodium alginate. Refined from brown seaweed harvested from the shores of Norway, this effective formulation acts as a powerful barrier against discomfort and provides instant relief.
When the sodium alginate comes into contact with the irritating gastric acid, the alginate becomes a “raft”. It forms a protective barrier over your stomach contents, stopping acid from rising and soothing the burning sensation in your chest.
The Gaviscon formulation does not enter the bloodstream. It’s a safe and effective product that’s free from gluten - with Gaviscon Original Liquid containing no sugar at all.
As a second line of protection, sodium bicarbonate and calcium carbonate act as antacids, countering the problematic acid in the process. The protective barrier lasts for up to 4 hours.
For fast and effective aid, Gaviscon Original has you covered.
A sodium alginate solution
Sodium alginate is extracted from the cell walls of seaweed. It helps the stomach block rising acid, the root cause of the discomfort heartburn and indigestion sufferers know so well.
All the products in the Gaviscon range are designed to combat heartburn and indigestion. We have been around for more than 40 years,pioneering the treatment of heartburn and indigestion and providing long-term and instant relief for millions.
Gaviscon is made using all-natural seaweed. Side effects are very rarely reported. If you do experience any side effects they are highly likely to be mild and to go away when you stop taking Gaviscon.
Speak to your doctor if you experience:
- Stomach Cramps
- Taste Impairment
Always follow the instructions on the back of the product.
If you ever forget to take a dose of Gaviscon, do not double the dose next time. Just carry on taking the medicine at the recommended dose. If symptoms persist after seven days, always consult your doctor. If you take too much Gaviscon it is unlikely to cause you any harm -- although you may feel bloated. Consult your doctor or pharmacist if this feeling does not go away.
Please have a look at Gaviscon Infant, which is specially designed for children between the ages of 1 and 2. If you’re dealing with a newborn or a very young child (below a year old), ask your doctor or pharmacist before use.