WHAT ARE GAVISCON PEPPERMINT FLAVOUR TABLETS?
Gaviscon Peppermint Flavour tablets are used to treat symptoms of gastro-oesophageal reflux such as acid regurgitation, heartburn and indigestion which may occur following meals or during pregnancy and to treat symptoms of excess acid production.
Gaviscon Peppermint Flavour Tablets contain sodium alginate, sodium hydrogen carbonate and calcium carbonate.
The sodium alginate forms a raft when it comes in contact with stomach acid, which acts as a protective barrier over the stomach contents thus stopping the acid from refluxing and thus soothing the burning sensation in your chest.
HOW TO TAKE GAVISCON PEPPERMINT FLAVOUR TABLETS?
These tablets should be chewed before swallowing.
Adults and children over 12 years – Take 2 to 4 tablets after meals and at bedtime when symptoms occur, up to 4 times per day.
Children under 12 years – only to be given under medical advise.
If symptoms persist after 7 days or get worse, please consult your doctor.
WHAT ARE SOME OF THE CAUTIONS OF TAKING GAVISCON PEPPERMINT FLAVOUR TABLETS?
Do not take Gaviscon Peppermint Flavour tablets if:
• you are allergic to any of the ingredients
• you have been advised to follow a strict sodium or calcium restricted diet
• you have phenylketonuria
This medicine can interact with other medicines and so it is advised not to take this treatment within 2 hours of taking certain other medicines. Therefore, if you are taking other medications regularly, you should always consult your GP, pharmacist or the patient information leaflet to ensure this medication is suitable for you to use.
WHAT ARE SOME OF THE SIDE-EFFECTS GAVISCON PEPPERMINT FLAVOUR TABLETS?
Like all medications, Gaviscon Peppermint Flavour Tablets can cause side-effects, although not all patients will experience these.
If you experience any of the following side-effects, stop using the medicine and talk to your doctor immediately:
• allergic reactions – symptoms may include: skin rash, itching, difficulty breathing, dizziness, swelling of the face, tongue or throat
• muscle cramps
• indigestion that comes back when you stop taking this treatment
Further information about side effects can be found in the patient information leaflet provided with this treatment.
HOW DO I STORE GAVISCON PEPPERMINT FLAVOUR TABLETS?
Store this medication under 30°C in original packaging to protect from moisture. Keep out of reach and sight of children.
For further information, please read the patient information leaflet provided with this product and the product packaging.