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GAVISCON STRAWBERRY FLAVOUR CHEWABLE TABLETS

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

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GAVISCON STRAWBERRY FLAVOUR CHEWABLE TABLETS
Sodium alginate
Sodium hydrogen carbonate
Calcium carbonate
These tablets bring relief from the pain and discomfort of heartburn and acid indigestion, which for
example, can occur after meals or during pregnancy. This product belongs to a group of medicines
called “reflux suppressants”, which form a protective layer on top of the stomach contents to prevent
stomach acid escaping from the stomach where it works into the food pipe causing pain and
discomfort.
BEFORE TAKING THIS PRODUCT: Do not take if you know that you are allergic to any of the
ingredients (see further information for a full list).
Each four tablet dose contains 10.6 mmol of sodium and 3.2 mmol of calcium. If you have been
advised to follow a diet restricted in either of these salts please consult your doctor before taking this
product. Please also talk to your doctor regarding these salt contents if you suffer or have suffered
from significant kidney or heart disease, as certain salts could interfere with these diseases.
If you have phenylketonuria, note that the product is sweetened with aspartame a source of
phenylalanine.
You can take this product if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
DOSAGE: For oral administration. Chew thoroughly before swallowing.
Adults, including the elderly and children 12 years and over: When symptoms occur take two to
four tablets after meals and at bedtime.
Children under 12 years: Should only be taken on medical advice.
If you forget a dose do not double the dose next time, just carry on taking as before. If you take too
much of this product you may feel bloated. It is unlikely to cause you any harm, but please consult
your doctor or pharmacist.
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.
AFTER TAKING THIS PRODUCT: If symptoms persist after 7 days consult your doctor.
POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS: Very rare (less than 1 in 10,000) chance of an allergic reaction to the
ingredients. Symptoms of this may include skin rash, itching, difficulty breathing, dizziness, or
swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat. If you experience these or any other side-effects stop
taking the product and consult your doctor immediately.
FURTHER INFORMATION: These tablets are pale pink, circular, flat with bevelled edges with the
odour and flavour of strawberry. The tablets are embossed with a sword and circle on one side, and
GS250 on the reverse side. Each chewable tablet contains 250 mg sodium alginate, 133.5 mg sodium
hydrogen carbonate and 80 mg calcium carbonate as the active ingredients. The other ingredients are
mannitol (E421), macrogol 20 000, aspartame (E951), strawberry flavouring (maltodextrin, modified
starch E1450, vegetable oil, propylene glycol E1520), magnesium stearate, red iron oxide, xylitol and
carmellose sodium.
These tablets do not contain sugar or gluten.
Do not store above 25oC.
Do not use after the expiry date shown. Use within 6 months of opening
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Last revised: May 2015

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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