GAVISON COOL MINT TABLETS
Active substance(s): CALCIUM CARBONATE / SODIUM ALGINATE / SODIUM BICARBONATE / CALCIUM CARBONATE / SODIUM ALGINATE / SODIUM BICARBONATE / CALCIUM CARBONATE / SODIUM ALGINATE / SODIUM BICARBONATE
GAVISCON COOL MINT TABLETS
Sodium alginate Sodium bicarbonate Calcium carbonate
Please read this leaflet carefully before you take this medicine.
If you are not sure about anything ask your pharmacist or doctor.
What are Gaviscon Cool Mint Tablets?
Gaviscon Cool Mint Tablets belong to a group of medicines called ‘reflux
suppressants’, which form a protective layer on the top of the stomach contents
to prevent stomach acid from escaping from the stomach where it works into the
food pipe causing pain and discomfort.
What are Gaviscon Cool Mint Tablets used for?
Gaviscon Cool Mint Tablets are used for the treatment of symptoms of gastro‐
oesophageal reflux such as acid regurgitation, heartburn and indigestion, which
can occur for example following meals or during pregnancy.
Before taking Gaviscon Cool Mint Tablets:
Do not take this product if:
• you know you are allergic to any of the ingredients as very rarely difficulty in
breathing and skin rashes have occurred (see further information for a full list).
Take special care before treatment with Gaviscon Cool Mint Tablets
This medicine contains sodium (10.6mmol per four tablet dose) and calcium
(3.2mmol per four tablet dose).
• If you have been advised to follow a diet restricted in either of these please
consult your doctor.
• 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.
Please consult your doctor if you know you have reduced amounts of gastric acid
in your stomach, as this product may be less effective.
Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
You can take this product if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. As with all
medicines, the treatment duration should be limited as much as possible.
Taking Other Medicines
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.
This is especially important if you are taking antihistamines,
antibiotics (tetracyclines and quinolones such as norfloxacin), iron preparation,
antifungals such as ketoconazole, digoxin and beta‐blockers (for heart
conditions), neuroleptics (for mental illness), thyroxine, chloroquine (for
malaria) and bisphosphonates (for osteoporosis).
How to take Gaviscon Cool Mint Tablets:
For oral administration, chew thoroughly before swallowing.
Adults, including the elderly and children over 12 years: When symptoms
occur take two to four tablets after meals and at bedtime (up to four times a
Children under 12 years: Should only be taken on medical advice.
If you forget a dose it is not necessary to 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.
After taking Gaviscon Cool Mint Tablets:
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.
Storing your medicine:
Do not use this product after the expiry date (EXP: month/year)shown.
KEEP OUT OF THE REACH AND SIGHT OF CHILDREN.
Do not store above 25°C. Store in the original package.
Gaviscon Cool Mint Tablets are pale blue, circular, flat tablets with the odour and
flavour of peppermint.
Each chewable tablet contains 250mg sodium alginate, 133.5mg sodium
bicarbonate and 80mg calcium carbonate as the active ingredients. The other
ingredients are indigo carmine, cool mint flavour, xylitol, polyethylene glycol
20,000, mannitol, aspartame (E951) and magnesium stearate. These tablets do
not contain sugar or gluten.
Gaviscon Cool Mint Tablets are available in pack sizes of 8, 16, and 32 tablets.
Manufacturer and PL Holder in the UK: Reckitt Benckiser Healthcare (UK) Ltd.,
Hull, HU8 7DS.
Gaviscon and are trademarks.
Text Revised: November 2012.
Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
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