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Gaviscon extra strength cherry is a type of antacid product that provides fast-acting, long-lasting heartburn and acid reflux. It quickly neutralizes stomach acid and helps keep acid down, relieving heartburn, sour stomach, acid reflux, and other related issues. It is a combination of two active ingredients: Alginic Acid and Magnesium Carbonate.
Alginic acid is a natural polysaccharide found in seaweed and can form a gel-like substance when mixed with water. When this substance comes into contact with stomach acid, it forms a foam-like barrier that helps to protect the esophagus from acid reflux.
Magnesium carbonate is an antacid that helps to neutralize stomach acid, reducing the overall acidity in the stomach. Together, these two ingredients provide effective relief from acid reflux and other related symptoms.
Use and Dosage
Gaviscon Extra Strength Cherry comes in the form of Chewable Tablet to take by mouth, usually after meals and at bedtime as needed. Chew the tablets thoroughly before swallowing and avoid swallowing them whole. This is because the active ingredients in the medication are more effective when they are thoroughly mixed with saliva in the mouth. After chewing the tablet, drink a full glass of water to help wash it down and ensure that it is fully absorbed into the system.
The tablet can be helpful in relieving symptoms of heartburn and acid reflux. As with any medication, follow the recommended dosage and usage guidelines provided by a healthcare professional.
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 Tablet 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.
Common Side Effects of Gaviscon Extra Strength Cherry (Alginic Acid/Magnesium Carbonate - non-Rx):
Serious Side Effects of Gaviscon Extra Strength Cherry (Alginic Acid/Magnesium Carbonate - non-Rx):
- Allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat)
- Deep sleep
- Mental/mood changes (such as confusion)
- Pain with urination
- Severe dizziness
- Slow/irregular heartbeat
- Slow/shallow breathing
- Trouble breathing
Forms and Strength
Gaviscon Extra Strength Cherry (Alginic Acid/Magnesium Carbonate - non-Rx) is available in the following forms and strength:
Gaviscon Extra Strength Cherry: Chewable Tablet (Peppermint)
- The tablet may interact with other drugs or supplements, inform your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you are using.
- Gaviscon Extra Strength Cherry may cause constipation or diarrhea in some people.
- Do not exceed the recommended dosage of Gaviscon Extra Strength Cherry, as it may lead to serious side effects.
- Gaviscon Extra Strength Cherry may not be safe for use during pregnancy or while breastfeeding, consult your doctor before using the tablet.
- If symptoms persist after using Gaviscon Extra Strength Cherry, or if you experience any unusual symptoms, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
- Gaviscon Extra Strength Cherry may contain elevated levels of sodium and may not be suitable for people on a low-sodium diet or those with hypertension.
- The tablet may cause allergic reactions or side effects in some people, such as difficulty breathing, swelling, or hives.
- Gaviscon Extra Strength Cherry may mask symptoms of other underlying health conditions, consult with a doctor if symptoms persist.
- In rare cases, Gaviscon Extra Strength Cherry may lead to kidney damage, inform your doctor if you have any history of kidney problems.
- Gaviscon Extra Strength Cherry should be stored in a dry place and out of reach of children.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How long does it take for Gaviscon Extra Strength Cherry to start working?
Gaviscon Extra Strength Cherry provides fast-acting heartburn relief within minutes of taking it.
Can Gaviscon Extra Strength Cherry be taken on an empty stomach?
Yes, Gaviscon Extra Strength Cherry can be taken on an empty stomach.
How often can Gaviscon Extra Strength Cherry be taken?
Gaviscon Extra Strength Cherry can be taken up to four times daily or as directed by a doctor.
Is Gaviscon Extra Strength Cherry gluten-free?
Gaviscon Extra Strength Cherry does not contain gluten.
It's important to purchase Gaviscon Extra Strength Cherry from verified Canadian pharmacy.