Gaviscon Extra Strength targets acid production by directly shutting down many active acid pumps
Gaviscon Extra Strength (100 Chewable Tablets) (Exp 05/2011)
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Gaviscon Extra Strength keeps acid down for hours by relieving acid indigestion; heartburn; sour stomach; upset stomach associated with these symptoms.
Acid reflux is a condition in which the liquid content of the stomach regurgitates (backs up or refluxes) into the esophagus. The liquid can inflame and damage the lining causing esophagitis of the esophagus although visible signs of inflammation occur in a minority of patients. The regurgitated liquid usually contains acid and pepsin that are produced by the stomach. In fact, the reflux of the stomach's liquid contents into the esophagus occurs in most normal individuals. One study found that reflux occurs as frequently in normal individuals as in patients with Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
Gaviscon is a fast-acting heartburn relief and a unique long-lasting antacid barrier. Gaviscon is strong enough to fight heartburn and acid reflux before it begins. When you eat, millions of tiny pumps in your stomach produce acid to break down food — heartburn occurs when these excess acids reflux into your esophagus. Gaviscon works by directly blocking many of these pumps. Your stomach produces enough acid to digest food, but reduces excess acid. The formula keeps acid down for hours by reducing the acid production.
Contains alginic acid and sodium bicarbonate
Creates a foam barrier which floats on the stomach acid
Barrier may help reduce the number of reflux episodes
May provide longer lasting action against heartburn
Chew 2 to 4 tablets of Gaviscon four times a day or as directed by a doctor. Take after meals and at bedtime. For best results follow by a half glass of water or other fluid. Do not swallow whole. Store at up to 25 degrees C (77 degrees F) in a dry place.
Active Ingredients (in Each Tablet): Aluminum Hydroxide (160 mg), Magnesium Carbonate (105 mg).
Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are taking a prescription drug. Antacids may interact with certain prescription drugs; if you are on a sodium-restricted diet. When using this product do not take more than 16 tablets in 24 hours; do not use the maximum dosage for more than 2 weeks. Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away. Important: Do not use if foil inner seal imprinted Sealed For Your Protection is disturbed or missing.
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