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Gaviscon Strawberry Flavour Tablets.
Each tablet contains sodium alginate 250 mg, sodium hydrogen carbonate
133.5 mg, calcium carbonate 80 mg.
For excipients, see Section 6.1.
Chewable tablet. (Tablet)
Pale pink, circular, flat with bevelled edges with the odour and flavour of strawberry.
Treatment of symptoms of gastro-oesophageal reflux such as acid regurgitation, heartburn and indigestion, for example, following meals or during pregnancy.
For oral administration, after being thoroughly chewed.
Adults and children 12 years and over: Two to four tablets after meals and at bedtime.
Children under 12 years: Should be given only on medical advice.
Elderly: No dose modifications necessary for this age group.
This medicinal product is contraindicated in patients with known or suspected hypersensitivity to the active substances or to any of the excipients.
If symptoms do not improve after seven days, the clinical situation should be reviewed.
The sodium content of a four-tablet dose is 246 mg (10.6 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.
Each four-tablet dose contains 320 mg (3.2 mmol) of calcium carbonate. Care needs to be taken in treating patients with hypercalcaemia, nephrocalcinosis and recurrent calcium containing renal calculi.
Due to its aspartame content this product should not be given to patients with phenylketonuria.
A time-interval of 2 hours should be considered between Gaviscon intake and the administration of other medicinal products, especially tetracyclines, digoxine, fluoroquinolone, iron salt, ketoconazole, neuroleptics, thyroid hormones, penicillamine, beta-blockers (atenolol, metoprolol, propanolol), glucocorticoid, chloroquine, biphosphonates (diphosphonates) and estramustine. See also 4.4.
Clinical studies in more than 500 pregnant women as well as a large amount of data from post-marketing experience indicate no malformative nor feto/ neonatal toxicity of the active substances.
Gaviscon can be used during pregnancy, if clinically needed.
No effects of the active substances have been shown in breastfed newborns/infants of treated mothers. Gaviscon can be used during breast-feeding.
Pre-clinical investigations have revealed alginate has no negative effect on parental or offspring fertility or reproduction.
Clinical data do not suggest that Gaviscon has an effect on human fertility.
Adverse reactions have been ranked under headings of frequency using the following convention: very common (1/10), common (1/100 and <1/10), uncommon (1/1000 and <1/100), rare (1/10,000 and <1/1000), very rare (< 1/10,000) and not known (cannot be estimated from the available data).
| System Organ Class
|| Adverse Event
| Immune System Disorders
|| Very rare
|| Anaphylactic and anaphylactoid reactions. Hypersensitivity reactions such as urticaria.
| Respiratory, Thoracic and Mediastinal Disorders
|| Very rare
|| Respiratory effects such as bronchospasm.
Reporting of Suspected Adverse Reactions
Reporting suspected adverse reactions after authorisation of the medicinal product is important. It allows continued monitoring of the benefit/risk balance of the medicinal product. Healthcare professionals are asked to report any suspected adverse reactions via the Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard.
In the event of overdosage symptomatic treatment should be given. The patient may notice abdominal distension.
Pharmacotherapeutic classification: A02E A01 Anti-regurgitant.
On ingestion Gaviscon Strawberry 250 mg Tablets react rapidly with gastric acid to form a raft of alginic acid gel having a near neutral pH and which floats on the stomach contents, quickly and effectively impeding gastro-oesophageal reflux, for up to 4 hours. In severe cases the raft itself may be refluxed into the oesophagus, in preference to the stomach contents, and exert a demulcent effect.
The mode of action of Gaviscon Strawberry Flavour Tablets
is physical and does not depend on absorption into the systemic circulation.
No pre-clinical findings of any relevance to the prescriber have been reported.
Xylitol and Carmellose sodium
Red iron oxide
Strawberry cream flavour (Strawberry cream PHS-048481)
Ingredients of the strawberry cream flavour:
Modified starch E1450
Propylene glycol E1520
Unprinted, glass-clear, thermoformable laminate of uPVC/PE/PVdC with aluminium foil lidding blisters packed into cartons.
Pack sizes: 2, 4, 6, 8,16, 24, 32, 48, 60, 64, 72, 80.
Pack sizes 8, 12, 16, 32.
Not all pack sizes may be marketed.
Reckitt Benckiser Healthcare (UK) Limited,