Gaviscon Advance Chewable Mint (Potassium Bicarbonate/Sodium Alginate - non Rx)

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Gaviscon Advance Chewable Mint Brand
Dosage Quantity & Price
100mg/500mg
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Gaviscon Advance Chewable Mint is a medication used to treat symptoms of heartburn, acid reflux, and indigestion. It is a chewable tablet that provides fast, soothing, and long-lasting relief from the pain and discomfort caused by these conditions.

The active ingredients in Gaviscon Advance Chewable Mint include sodium alginate and potassium bicarbonate. Aluminum and magnesium antacids work quickly to lower the acid in the stomach.

Use and Dosage

Gaviscon Advance Chewable Mint comes in the form of a chewable tablet to take it orally by mouth, usually after meals and at bedtime as needed. You should chew 2 to 4 tablets after meals and at bedtime as needed, up to a maximum of 4 times per day. The tablets should be chewed thoroughly before swallowing.

If your acid problems last or get worse after you have used this product for 1 week, or if you think you have a serious medical problem, get medical help right away. If you are using this medication regularly daily for over 2 weeks, you may have a medical problem that needs different treatment. Ask your doctor whether this is the right medication for you.

Adults and children 12 years and over can take one to two tablets after meals and at bedtime, while children under 12 years should only take it under medical advice. It should only be taken on medical advice. If you forget a dose it is not necessary to double the dose next time, just carry on taking it as before.

Side Effects

Common Side Effects of Gaviscon Advance Chewable Mint (Potassium Bicarbonate/Sodium Alginate):

  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach cramps or pain
  • Headache
  • Dizziness

Forms and Strength

Gaviscon Advance Chewable Mint (Potassium Bicarbonate/Sodium Alginate) is available in the following forms and strength:

Gaviscon Advance Chewable Mint: Chewable Tablet

  • 100mg/500mg

Cautions

  • Allergic reactions: People who are allergic to any of the ingredients in Gaviscon Advance Chewable Mint may experience allergic reactions.
  • Kidney problems: High doses of sodium bicarbonate and potassium bicarbonate, which are active ingredients in Gaviscon Advance Chewable Mint, may cause or worsen kidney problems in some people.
  • Calcium loss: Long-term use of Gaviscon Advance Chewable Mint may lead to calcium loss, which can increase the risk of osteoporosis.
  • Interactions with other medications: Gaviscon Advance Chewable Mint may interact with other medications such as tetracycline antibiotics, iron supplements, and thyroid hormone replacement therapy.
  • Use in pregnancy and breastfeeding: Although Gaviscon Advance Chewable Mint is considered safe to use during pregnancy and breastfeeding, it is recommended to consult a healthcare provider before using it.
  • Sodium content: Gaviscon Advance Chewable Mint contains sodium, which may lead to elevated sodium levels in people who are on a low-sodium diet.
  • Digestive problems: In rare cases, Gaviscon Advance Chewable Mint may cause digestive problems such as constipation or diarrhea.
  • Dehydration: Gaviscon Advance Chewable Mint may cause dehydration when used in large doses or for a long time.
  • High blood pressure: Gaviscon Advance Chewable Mint may increase blood pressure in some people due to the high sodium content.
  • Liver problems: Rarely, Gaviscon Advance Chewable Mint may cause liver problems in some people.
  • Overuse: Overuse of Gaviscon Advance Chewable Mint may lead to further digestive problems, as it may mask the symptoms of an underlying condition.
  • Use in children: Gaviscon Advance Chewable Mint is not recommended for children under 12 without consulting a healthcare provider.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Can I take Gaviscon Advance Chewable Mint with other medications?

You should talk to your healthcare provider before taking Gaviscon Advance Chewable Mint with other medications to ensure there are no potential interactions.

How quickly does Gaviscon Advance Chewable Mint work?

Gaviscon Advance Chewable Mint begins working within minutes of taking it and can provide relief for up to 4 hours.

Can I use Gaviscon Advance Chewable Mint for long-term treatment of heartburn and acid reflux?

Gaviscon Advance Chewable Mint is designed for short-term relief of symptoms and is not intended for long-term treatment. If you experience frequent heartburn or acid reflux, you should talk to your healthcare provider about other treatment options.

Can I take Gaviscon Advance Chewable Mint if I have high blood pressure?

While Gaviscon Advance Chewable Mint may increase blood pressure in some people due to its high sodium content, it is considered safe for use in people with high blood pressure. However, you should talk to your healthcare provider before taking it.

How should I store Gaviscon Advance Chewable Mint?

Gaviscon Advance Chewable Mint should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture and heat.

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Additional information

Generic name:

Potassium Bicarbonate/Sodium Alginate – non Rx

Formulation:

Chewable Tablet

Strength(s):

100mg/500mg

Quantities Available:

24

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