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GAVISCON ADVANCE SUSPENSION

Active substance: SODIUM ALGINATE

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SUMMARY OF PRODUCT CHARACTERISTICS

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NAME OF THE MEDICINAL PRODUCT
Gaviscon Advance Oral suspension.

2.

QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE COMPOSITION
1 ml contains sodium alginate 100 mg and potassium hydrogen carbonate 20
mg.
Excipients: methylparahydroxybenzoate (E218) and
propylparahydroxybenzoate (E216).

3.

For a full list of excipients, see Section 6.1.
PHARMACEUTICAL FORM
Oral suspension
Off-white, viscous suspension.

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4.1

CLINICAL PARTICULARS
Therapeutic indications

Treatment of symptoms of gastro-oesophageal reflux such as acid
regurgitation,
heartburn and indigestion (related to reflux), for example, following meals, or
during pregnancy, or in patients with symptoms related to reflux oesophagitis.

4.2.

Posology and method of administration
Adults and children 12 years and over: 5-10 ml after meals and at bedtime.
Children under 12 years: Should be given only on medical advice.
Elderly: No dose modification is required for this age group.
If symptoms do not improve after seven days, the clinical situation should be
reviewed

Shake well before use. Check that the cap seal is unbroken before first taking
the product.

4.3.

Contraindications
This medicinal product is contraindicated in patients with known or suspected
hypersensitivity to the active substances or to any of the excipients.

4.4.

Special warnings and special precautions for use
Each 10 ml dose has a sodium content of 106 mg (4.6 mmol) and a potassium
content of 78 mg (2.0 mmol). This should be taken into account when a
highly restricted salt diet is recommended, e.g. in some cases of congestive
cardiac failure and renal impairment or when taking drugs which can increase
plasma potassium levels.
Each 10 ml contains 200 mg (2.0 mmol) of calcium carbonate. Care needs to
be taken in treating patients with hypercalcaemia, nephrocalcinosis and
recurrent calcium containing renal calculi.
There is a possibility of reduced efficacy in patients with very low levels of
gastric acid.
Treatment of children younger than 12 years of age is not generally
recommended, except on medical advice.

4.5.

Interaction with other Medicinal Products and other Forms of Interaction
None known.

4.6.

Pregnancy and lactation
An open, uncontrolled study in 146 pregnant women did not demonstrate any
significant adverse effects of this product on the course of pregnancy or on the
health of the foetus/new-born child. Based on this and previous experience this
product may be used during pregnancy and lactation, however it is
recommended to limit the treatment duration as much as possible.

4.7.

Effects on ability to drive and to use machines
No studies have been performed.

4.8

Undesirable effects

4.9.

Very rarely (<1/10,000) patients may develop allergic manifestations such as
urticaria or bronchospasm, anaphylactic or anaphylactoid reactions.
Overdose
In the event of overdosage symptomatic treatment should be given. The
patient may notice abdominal distension.

5.

PHARMACOLOGICAL PROPERTIES

5.1.

Pharmacodynamic Properties
Pharmacotherapeutic classification: A02E AO1 Anti-regurgitant
On ingestion the suspension reacts with gastric acid to form a raft of alginic
acid gel having a near-neutral pH and which floats on the stomach contents
effectively (up to 4 hours) impeding gastro-oesophageal reflux. In severe
cases the raft itself may be refluxed into the oesophagus in preference to the
stomach contents and exert a demulcent effect.

5.2.

Pharmacokinetic properties
The mode of action of this product is physical and does not depend on
absorption into the systemic circulation.

5.3.

Pre-clinical Safety Data
No preclinical findings of relevance to the prescriber have been reported.

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PHARMACEUTICAL PARTICULARS

6.1.

List of excipients
Calcium carbonate
Carbomer 974P
Methyl parahydroxybenzoate (E218)
Propyl parahydroxybenzoate (E216)
Saccharin sodium

Fennel flavour
Sodium hydroxide (for pH adjustment)
Purified water
Ingredients of fennel flavour:
Fennel anethol
Benzyl alcohol

6.2.

Incompatibilities
Not applicable.

6.3.

Shelf-life

6.4.

Shelf life: 2 years.
Shelf life after opening: 6 months.
Special Precautions for Storage
Do not refrigerate.

6.5.

Nature and contents of container
Amber glass bottles with moulded polypropylene cap having a tamper evident
strip and lined with an expanded polyethylene wad and containing 80, 100,
125, 140, 150, 180, 200, 250, 300, 400, 500, 560 or 600 ml suspension.
Or
Amber glass bottles with moulded polypropylene cap having a tamper evident
strip and lined with an expanded polyethylene wad with either a measuring
device (natural polypropylene) containing 5, 10, 15 and 20 ml graduations, or
a measuring spoon (crystal polystyrene) containing 2.5 ml and 5 ml measure
and containing 80, 100, 125, 140, 150, 180, 200, 250, 300, 400, 500, 560 or
600 ml suspension.
Not all pack sizes may be marketed. The carton and measuring device or
spoon may not be made available in all markets/pack sizes.

6.6.

Special precautions for disposal
Any unused product or waste material should be disposed of in accordance
with local requirements.

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MARKETING AUTHORISATION HOLDER
Reckitt Benckiser Healthcare (UK) Limited,
Dansom Lane,
Hull,
HU8 7DS,
United Kingdom

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MARKETING AUTHORIZATION NUMBER(S)
PL 00063/0097

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DATE OF FIRST AUTHORISATION/RENEWAL OF THE
AUTHORISATION
30/09/2006

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DATE OF REVISION OF THE TEXT
27/07/2009

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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