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Gaviscon Regular Strength Fruit is an antacid that helps to relieve symptoms of heartburn and acid reflux. It is available in chewable tablet form with a soothing fruit blend flavor. It provides fast relief from heartburn and acid reflux that lasts for hours due to its foaming action.
The active ingredients in Gaviscon Regular Strength Fruit are Alginic Acid and Magnesium Carbonate. These ingredients work by neutralizing stomach acid and forming a protective layer on top of the stomach contents, preventing acid from flowing back up into the esophagus and causing heartburn and acid reflux.
Use and Dosage
Gaviscon Regular Strength comes in the form of a Chewable Strawberry tablet to take it orally usually once a day. Chew thoroughly before swallowing, then drink a full glass of water (8 ounces or 240 milliliters). Take Gaviscon after meals or before bedtime, or as directed by your doctor. Do not take more than the recommended dose or use it for a longer period than advised.
Chew 2-4 tablets after meals and at bedtime as needed (up to 4x a day), or as directed by a doctor. For the best results follow with a half glass of water or other liquid. Do not take more than the recommended dose or use it for a longer period than advised. If your symptoms persist or worsen despite taking Gaviscon, seek medical advice.
If you miss a dose of Gaviscon Regular, 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.
Common Side Effects of Gaviscon Regular Strength Fruit (Alginic Acid/Magnesium Carbonate - non-Rx):
- Allergic reactions (such as rash, hives, itching, swelling, wheezing, and difficulty breathing)
Serious Side Effects of Gaviscon Regular Strength Fruit (Alginic Acid/Magnesium Carbonate - non-Rx):
- Difficulty breathing
- Swelling of the face, throat, or tongue
Forms and Strength
Gaviscon Regular Strength Fruit (Alginic Acid/Magnesium Carbonate - non-Rx) is available in the following forms and strength:
Gaviscon Regular Strength Fruit: Tablet (Strawberry)
- Age restrictions: Gaviscon Regular Strength Fruit is not recommended for children under 12 without consulting a healthcare provider.
- Allergies: Individuals with allergies to any of the ingredients in Gaviscon Regular Strength Fruit should avoid using the product.
- Diabetic patients: Gaviscon Regular Strength Fruit contains acesulfame K, which is a type of artificial sweetener that may affect blood sugar levels. Diabetic patients should be cautious when using the product and talk to their healthcare provider before use.
- Interactions: Gaviscon Regular Strength Fruit may interact with other medications, supplements, or herbal products. Talk to a healthcare provider before using the product.
- Kidney function: Individuals with kidney problems should be cautious when using Gaviscon Regular Strength Fruit, as the medication contains magnesium.
- Long-term use: Long-term use of Gaviscon Regular Strength Fruit may mask underlying health conditions. Talk to a healthcare provider if symptoms persist or worsen.
- Overdose: Overdose of Gaviscon Regular Strength Fruit can lead to serious health problems. Follow the label instructions and do not exceed the recommended dosage.
- Overuse: Gaviscon Regular Strength Fruit should be used as directed and not overused, as overuse can lead to alkalosis, which can cause serious health problems.
- Pregnancy and breastfeeding: Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should speak to their healthcare provider before using Gaviscon Regular Strength Fruit to ensure safe use.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Is Gaviscon Regular Strength Fruit safe to use?
Gaviscon Regular Strength Fruit is considered safe for most people when used as directed. However, check with your healthcare provider if you have any underlying medical conditions, are taking other medications, or have any concerns about using the tablet.
How fast does Gaviscon work?
When should the medicine start working? Gaviscon should help to stop reflux after about 30 minutes.
It's important to purchase Gaviscon Regular Strength Fruit from verified Canadian pharmacy.