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GAVISCON DOUBLE ACTION LIQUID SACHETS PEPPERMINT FLAVOUR 500MG/213MG/325MG ORAL SUSPENSION IN SACHE

Active substance(s): CALCIUM CARBONATE / SODIUM ALGINATE / SODIUM BICARBONATE / SODIUM ALGINATE / SODIUM BICARBONATE / CALCIUM CARBONATE / SODIUM ALGINATE / SODIUM BICARBONATE

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GAVISCON DOUBLE ACTION LIQUID SACHETS
PEPPERMINT FLAVOUR
500mg/213mg/325mg
Oral Suspension in sachet
Sodium alginate / Sodium bicarbonate / Calcium carbonate
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start using this medicine because it contains
important information for you.
Always use this medicine exactly as described in this leaflet or as your doctor or pharmacist
has told you.
- Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
- Ask your pharmacist if you need more information or advice.
- If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible side
effects not listed in this leaflet. See section 4.
- You must talk to a doctor if you do not feel better or if you feel worse after 7 days.
What is in this leaflet
1. What are Gaviscon Double Action Liquid Sachets Peppermint Flavour and what are
they used for?
2. What you need to know before you take Gaviscon Double Action Liquid Sachets
Peppermint Flavour
3. How to take Gaviscon Double Action Liquid Sachets Peppermint Flavour
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Gaviscon Double Action Liquid Sachets Peppermint Flavour
6. Contents of the pack and further information
1. WHAT ARE GAVISCON DOUBLE ACTION LIQUID SACHETS PEPPERMINT
FLAVOUR AND WHAT ARE THEY USED FOR?
Gaviscon Double Action Liquid Sachets Peppermint Flavour is a combination of two antacids
(calcium carbonate and sodium bicarbonate) and an alginate and work in two ways.
1. Neutralising excess stomach acid to relieve the pain and discomfort.
2. Forming a protective barrier over the stomach contents to soothe the burning pain in your
chest.
This medicine is used for the treatment of acid related symptoms of gastro-oesophageal reflux
such as
acid regurgitation, heartburn and indigestion, for example following meals or during
pregnancy.
2. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU TAKE GAVISCON DOUBLE ACTION
LIQUID SACHETS PEPPERMINT FLAVOUR
Do not take Gaviscon Double Action Liquid Sachets Peppermint Flavour if you
• know you are allergic to any of the ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6).
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using Gaviscon Double Action Liquid Sachets
Peppermint Flavour if you
• have severe kidney problems
• have electrolyte disturbance causing low level of phosphate in the blood
(hypophosphatemia).
• suffer or have suffered from significant kidney or heart disease, as certain salts could
interfere with these diseases (talk to your doctor regarding the salt content).
• know you have reduced amounts of gastric acid in your stomach, as this product may be
less effective.
As with other antacid products, Gaviscon Double Action Liquid Sachets Peppermint Flavour
can mask the symptoms of other more serious, underlying medical conditions.
If symptoms persist after 7 days, consult your doctor.
Children

Do not give this medicine to a child under 12 years of age except on the advice of a
doctor.
There is a risk of increased levels of sodium in the blood (hypernatremia) in children
who have kidney problems or who have an inflamed stomach or bowel (gastroenteritis)
Other medicines and Gaviscon Double Action Liquid Sachets Peppermint Flavour
Do not take this product within two hours of taking other medicines by mouth as it can
interfere with the action
of some other medicines. Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have
recently taken any other
medicines obtained without prescription.
Pregnancy, breast-feeding and fertility
You can take this product if you are pregnant or breast-feeding or planning to have a baby. As
with all medicines, the treatment duration should be limited as much as possible.
Important information about some of the ingredients of Gaviscon Double Action Liquid
Sachets Peppermint Flavour
This medicine contains methyl parahydroxybenzoate (E218) and propyl parahydroxybenzoate
(E216) which may cause allergic reactions (possibly delayed). It also contains 127.25mg (5.53
mmol) sodium per dose. To be taken into consideration by patients on a controlled sodium
diet. It also contains 130 mg (3.25 mmol) calcium per dose. Speak to a doctor before taking
this medicine if you have kidney stones or high levels of calcium in your blood
3. HOW TO TAKE GAVISCON DOUBLE ACTION LIQUID SACHETS PEPPERMINT
FLAVOUR
Always use this medicine exactly as described in this leaflet or as your doctor or pharmacist
has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
Adults including older people and children 12 years and over
10-20ml (one to two sachets) after meals and before bedtime, up to four times a day.
Children under 12 years old: Should only be taken on medical advice.
If you take more Gaviscon Double Action Liquid Sachets Peppermint Flavour than you
should:
If you take too much of this product it is unlikely to cause you any harm. However, you may
feel bloated.
Consult your doctor if this doesn’t go away.
If you forget to take Gaviscon Double Action Liquid Sachets Peppermint Flavour
If you forget a dose it is not necessary to double the dose next time, just carry on taking as
before.
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, Gaviscon Double Action Liquid Sachets Peppermint Flavour can cause
side effects, although not everybody gets them. Very rare (less than 1 in 10,000) chance of an
allergic reaction from the ingredients. Symptoms may include abdominal pain, diarrhoea,
nausea, vomiting, itchy skin, rash, skin rash, itching, dizziness, swelling of the face, lips,
tongue, or throat, and difficulty in breathing.
Ingestion of large quantities of calcium carbonate, a component of this product, may cause an
increase in blood pH (alkalosis), too much calcium in the blood (hypercalcaemia), increased
secretion of stomach acid, and constipation. These usually occur following larger than
recommended dosages
Reporting of side effects

If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible side
effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card
Scheme at http://www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. By reporting side effects you can help
provide more information on the safety of this medicine.

5. HOW TO STORE GAVISCON DOUBLE ACTION LIQUID SACHETS PEPPERMINT
FLAVOUR
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children. Do not use this product after the
expiry date which is stated on the carton after EXP (month/year). The expiry date refers to the
last day of that month.
Do not store above 30°C. Do not refrigerate or freeze.
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist
how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the
environment.
6. CONTENTS OF THE PACK AND FURTHER INFORMATION
What Gaviscon Double Action Liquid Sachets Peppermint Flavour contain
The active substances in a 10ml dose of oral suspension in sachet are sodium alginate
(500mg), sodium bicarbonate (213mg) and calcium carbonate (325mg). The other ingredients
are carbomer 974P, methyl parahydroxybenzoate (E218), propyl parahydroxybenzoate
(E216), sodium saccharin, peppermint flavour, sodium hydroxide, and purified water.
What Gaviscon Double Action Liquid Sachets Peppermint Flavour looks like and
contents of the pack
Gaviscon Double Action Liquid Sachets Peppermint Flavour contain an off-white to cream
suspension with the odour and flavour of peppermint.
Gaviscon Double Action Liquid Sachets Peppermint Flavour are available in cartons
containing 4, 12 or 24 sachets.
Not all pack sizes may be marketed.
Marketing Authorisation Holder and Manufacturer:
Reckitt Benckiser Healthcare (UK) Limited, Dansom Lane, Hull, HU8 7DS. United Kingdom.
Marketing Authorisation Number
PL 00063/0608
This leaflet was last revised in {03/2016}

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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