Gaviscon Extra Strength Peppermint (Alginic Acid/Magnesium Carbonate - non Rx)

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Gaviscon Extra Strength Peppermint is a non-prescription medication used to provide relief from heartburn and acid reflux.

The active ingredients in Gaviscon Extra Strength Peppermint are alginic acid and magnesium carbonate. It forms a protective barrier over the stomach contents, which helps prevent acid from coming back up into the esophagus (food pipe) and causing discomfort.

Use and Dosage

Gaviscon Extra Strength Peppermint comes in the form of a chewable tablet to take by mouth and can be taken with or without water. Chew the tablets thoroughly before swallowing and drink a glass of water after taking the medication. Follow the directions on the label or as directed by your doctor.

The recommended dosage for adults is 2-4 tablets after meals and at bedtime or as necessary, up to a maximum of 16 tablets in 24 hours. If symptoms persist after using Gaviscon Extra Strength Peppermint tablets, or if you experience any serious side effects, seek medical attention.

If you miss a dose of Gaviscon, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed one.

Side Effects

Common Side Effects of Gaviscon Extra Strength Butterscotch (Potassium Bicarbonate/Sodium Alginate – non-Rx):

  • Nausea
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache

Serious Side Effects of Gaviscon Extra Strength Peppermint (Alginic Acid/Magnesium Carbonate - non-Rx):

  • Allergic reactions, including hives, swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat, chest tightness, and difficulty breathing
  • Severe stomach pain or cramping
  • Vomiting of blood or material that looks like coffee grounds
  • Difficulty swallowing or pain when swallowing
  • Black, tarry stools or blood in the stools
  • Severe or persistent diarrhea
  • Signs of an electrolyte imbalance, including muscle cramps, weakness, irregular heartbeat, or seizures

Forms and Strength

Gaviscon Extra Strength Peppermint (Alginic Acid/Magnesium Carbonate - non-Rx) is available in the following forms and strength:

Gaviscon Extra Strength Peppermint: Chewable Tablet (Peppermint)

  • 313mg/63mg

Cautions

  • Patients who are allergic to any of the ingredients in Gaviscon Extra Strength Peppermint should not use the tablet.
  • Gaviscon Extra Strength Peppermint may interact with other medications, such as tetracycline antibiotics, iron supplements, and digoxin, so patients should consult their doctor or pharmacist before taking it.
  • Gaviscon Extra Strength Peppermint may cause side effects such as constipation, diarrhea, or stomach discomfort, and patients with a history of gastrointestinal problems should use the tablet with caution.
  • Patients with kidney disease or heart disease should use Gaviscon Extra Strength Peppermint with caution, as it contains magnesium and aluminum which can be harmful to individuals with these conditions.
  • Children under 12 should not use Gaviscon Extra Strength Peppermint without consulting a doctor.
  • Pregnant or breastfeeding women should consult a doctor before using Gaviscon Extra Strength Peppermint to ensure that the benefits outweigh the potential risks.
  • Patients with high blood pressure should use Gaviscon Extra Strength Peppermint with caution, as it contains sodium.
  • Gaviscon Extra Strength Peppermint may interfere with certain medical tests, such as tests for blood calcium levels, so patients should inform their doctor or healthcare provider that they are taking the medication.
  • Patients should not use Gaviscon Extra Strength Peppermint for more than 7 days without consulting a doctor.
  • Patients with phenylketonuria (PKU) should be aware that Gaviscon Extra Strength Peppermint tablets contain aspartame, which is a source of phenylalanine.
  • Patients should store Gaviscon Extra Strength Peppermint at room temperature and keep it out of the reach of children.
  • Patients should read the package insert or label carefully before using Gaviscon Extra Strength Peppermint, to ensure that they are taking the correct dose and that they understand the possible side effects and precautions.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Is Gaviscon Extra Strength Peppermint safe for individuals with dietary restrictions?

Yes, Gaviscon Extra Strength Peppermint is aluminum-free, lactose-free, and gluten-free, making it safe for individuals with dietary restrictions.

Can children use Gaviscon Extra Strength Peppermint?

Children under 12 should not use Gaviscon Extra Strength Peppermint without consulting a doctor.

How should Gaviscon Extra Strength Peppermint be stored?

Gaviscon Extra Strength Peppermint should be stored at room temperature and kept out of the reach of children.

Can Gaviscon Extra Strength Peppermint be used for more than 7 days?

Patients should not use Gaviscon Extra Strength Peppermint for more than 7 days without consulting a doctor.

Resources

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Additional information

Generic name:

Alginic Acid/Magnesium Carbonate – non Rx

Formulation:

Chewable Tablet (Peppermint)

Strength(s):

313mg/63mg

Quantities Available:

60

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