Gaviscon (Oral)


Nausea after taking Gaviscon

As a long-term sufferer form acid reflux and general stomach problems I have tried numerous antacids...of late, Gaviscon has been given a trial but I find that this medication causes me to have severe nausea after 30 minutes or this a common f...
by Kenneth Eglit in New South Wales, Australia, 02/04/2006

Pregnancy and Gaviscon

i was wondering if it is safe to take Gaviscon during pregnancy? i am 7 weeks and 5 days and after i eat the food come right back up. i am looking for something that will control this from happening so much.
by kathy in lawrence,ma, 01/20/2007

Gaviscon and constipation

Hi there Please could you explain why Gaviscon has stopped me going to the toilet about 6 times a day, I have just recently had a camera put in at both ends and I have been told there was nothing wrong. My symptoms are severe indigestion all the time ...
by Teresa in England, 10/06/2006

Gaviscon (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Gaviscon (Oral)

Gaviscon (Oral) Medication Classification


Gaviscon (Oral) Brandname

Maalox, Mylanta, Gaviscon, Uni-Lan II, Masanti Double Strength, Aldroxicon II, Almacone Double Strength, Mi-Acid II, Mylanta Maximum Strength, Mag-AL Plus XS, Riopan, Maalox Extra Strength, Kudrox Double Strength, Mintox Extra Strength, Rulox Plus

Gaviscon (Oral) is used for the Treatment

Treats indigestion, gas, heartburn, peptic ulcers, and other digestive problems.

When To Not Use Gaviscon (Oral)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to medicines that contain aluminum, magnesium, or simethicone.

How Should You Use Gaviscon (Oral)

Tablet, Chewable Tablet, Liquid, Capsule

  • Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to use and how often. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.
  • If you are using this medicine without a prescription, follow the instructions on the medicine label.
  • If you are being treated for peptic ulcer, keep using this medicine for as long as your doctor tells you to.
  • Shake the oral liquid just before using. Measure the oral liquid medicine with a marked measuring spoon, oral syringe, or medicine cup.
  • Chew the chewable tablet before swallowing. Do not swallow whole.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • Take the missed dose as soon as possible.
  • If it is almost time for your next regular dose, wait until then take the medicine and skip the missed dose.
  • You should not use two doses at the same time.

Proper Gaviscon (Oral) Storage

Store Gaviscon (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Gaviscon (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Gaviscon (Oral)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • You should not use antacids within 1 to 2 hours before or after using other medicines.
  • If you are using this medicine for an ulcer, be sure to follow any diet instructions given to you by your doctor.

Gaviscon (Oral) Warnings

  • Talk with your doctor before using an antacid if you have kidney disease or liver disease.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before using this medicine.
  • Antacids may contain large amounts of salt. Talk to your doctor before taking this medicine if you are on a low-sodium (low-salt) diet.

Gaviscon (Oral) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Excessive weakness or tiredness
  • Severe stomach pain
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Unpleasant or chalky taste
  • White colored stools