Gaviscon ® Dual 250 mg / 106.5 mg / 187.5 mg chewable tablets sodium alginate
Active ingredients: sodium alginate, sodium hydrogen carbonate, calcium carbonate.
GAVISCON Dual chewable tablets sodium alginate Areas of application:
Treatment of acid-related symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux such as heartburn, acid regurgitation, dyspepsia e.g. B. after meals or during pregnancy.
Contains sodium compounds, aspartame (E 951), azorubine (E 122), menthol.
GAVISCON Dual chewable tablets sodium alginateFor information on risks and side effects, read the package insert and ask your doctor or pharmacist.
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Helps quickly with heartburn
• Works in 4 minutes
• Relieves up to 4 hours
• Prevents acid regurgitation
• Neutralizes stomach acid
Reliable protection against rising stomach acid
Heartburn and stomach pressure can usually be treated well. If Gaviscon ® Dual chewable tablets come into contact with stomach acid, they form a kind of protective film on the acidic chyme and prevent the acid from flowing back into the esophagus for up to four hours. The active ingredient alginate has a double effect: In addition to its barrier function, it also neutralizes stomach acid. Symptoms can be noticeably alleviated after just four minutes.
How heartburn develops
Stomach acid has the function of digesting food and killing the bacteria in it. In contrast to the stomach, however, the esophagus does not have a protective layer of mucus. So if stomach acid rises, heartburn can occur. It manifests itself in most cases as a sharp pain behind the breastbone or acidic belching.
The causes of stomach acid rising up the esophagus are varied. One of the reasons is being overweight as the extra weight puts pressure on the abdomen. If this pressure is particularly high, it can impair the function of the sphincter between the esophagus and the stomach.
Heartburn after eating
The production of stomach acid is favored by the consumption of certain foods. These include fatty foods, high-sugar snacks, hot spices, caffeinated drinks and alcohol. Too much stomach acid can, in turn, trigger reflux. If the stomach is also stretched a lot, for example after a large meal or through food that is difficult to digest, the seal at the stomach entrance is loosened and the stomach contents can flow back. Regular meals and thorough chewing can prevent the unpleasant symptoms. In acute cases, Gaviscon ® Dual relieves pain quickly and for a long time.
The reliable solution for on the go
A high level of stress has a negative effect on digestive activity. Because when on alert, the body reduces its functions to the most essential for survival, so that stomach activity sometimes falls by the wayside - as a result, digestion can stagnate and gastric acid production is stimulated. To make matters worse, if there is a lack of time, meals are often eaten hastily or only eaten irregularly.
Gaviscon ® has been used for mild and occasional reflux symptomsTried and tested in two ways: The chewable tablets with a fresh peppermint flavor can be taken without water and noticeably relieve stomach pressure, acidic belching or burning pain behind the breastbone after just four minutes. The medicine can also be taken just before going to bed - for example after a late, heavy dinner. Recommended use
Adults and adolescents from 12 years of age take 2 to 4 Gaviscon ® Dual chewable tablets up to four times a day after meals or before going to bed. The medicine should be carefully chewed before swallowing.
What is an alginate?
Alginate, the main active ingredient in Gaviscon ®, is obtained from the brown alga "Laminaria hyperborea" and is purely vegetable. The principle of action works on a physical basis: when it comes into contact with gastric acid, alginate forms a protective barrier with inclusion of carbon dioxide, which, like an air mattress, lays on the liquid stomach contents and, like a lid, prevents gastric acid from flowing back into the esophagus. After a while, the protective film slowly dissolves and is completely excreted without being absorbed into the bloodstream. This results in a very low risk of side effects.
Are Gaviscon ® Dual chewable tablets sodium alginate also suitable for children?
Heartburn can also occur in children. For symptom relief, children under the age of 12 should use Gaviscon ®However, only take Dual chewable tablets when directed by a doctor.
Can you take Gaviscon ® Dual sodium alginate for heartburn during pregnancy?
Yes, Gaviscon ® Dual chewable tablets can also be taken during pregnancy. With Gaviscon ® Advance Peppermint in a pre-dosed sachet, another drug is also available for the treatment of frequent heartburn. To protect the unborn child, you should discuss any medication you are taking with your doctor in advance.
Can Gaviscon ® Dual sodium alginate be taken together with other medications?
Within two hours of taking Gaviscon ®Dual chewable tablets should not be used with any other medicinal product, as they may interact. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are using or planning to take any other medicines.