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Doctor insights on: Gaviscon Extra Strength Medication

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Is Gaviscon is good for digesting?

Is Gaviscon is good for digesting?

Only if symptomatic: Gaviscon can be used to treat heartburn and symptoms of excess acidity. It neutralizes some of the stomach acid. A normal person with no symptoms does not need any "help" digesting his food (acid is normal in a healthy stomach). ...Read more

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Can you take gaviscon after taking mitrazapine?

Prefer not: We prefer not to take gaviscon within 1-2 hours of any medication, because it can affect the absorption of the other medications. ...Read more

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Peptac has recently stopped working it's still in date to 2018 though I've had it for about 3 weeks should I go back to gaviscon? How soon can I go back to gaviscon after stopping peptac

Peptac has recently stopped working it's still in date to 2018 though I've had it for about 3 weeks should I go back to gaviscon? How soon can I go back to gaviscon after stopping peptac

Swap straight away: They are similar so you can swap at next dose. You may need to see a doctor if gaviscon still doesn't work to see if you need Zantac or losec or the equivalent or if you need further tests ...Read more

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Can Gaviscon cause diarrhea?

Can Gaviscon cause diarrhea?

Would be: Very unusual. Have never seen it in either my pharmacy or medical career. But one thing I have learned, is never say never! ...Read more

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I'm suffering from heartburn I tried Gaviscon and milk but non works?

I'm suffering from heartburn I tried Gaviscon and milk but non works?

Consider: Nexium, (esomeprazole) Prilosec. If no better consider seeing your doctor a full exam with history. Good luck ...Read more

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I have a stomachache and its terrible. I use pantpas, Gaviscon and meteospasmyl. How can I feel good?

I have a stomachache and its terrible. I use pantpas, Gaviscon and meteospasmyl. How can I feel good?

How long has it been: You would ideally see your primary physician, then possibly a gastroenterologist. Stomach ache is vague...Cramps? Nausea? Pain? Either way, diet is one major contributor to most gastro issues. Medications also have strong effects on how the stomach functions. You may be constipated. You could try lying flat & massaging your stomach in a clockwise-downward motion, with light pressure. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can you please tell me if "Rabeloc 20" an effective medecine against gastro prob? Or "Gaviscon" is better?

Can you please tell me if "Rabeloc 20" an effective medecine against gastro prob? Or "Gaviscon" is better?

PPI: Rabeloc 20 is rabeprazole which is a proton pump inhibitor. It is effective at reducing acid production in the stomach which can treat reflux disease among other things. It is better at reducing GI symptoms than gaviscon. ...Read more

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Hi, is it ok to take Gaviscon while I'm taking ranitidine.?

Hi, is it ok to take Gaviscon while I'm taking ranitidine.?

Probably not: It is common to use a drug like ranitidine with an antacid like gaviscon. As with most drugs, antacids - especially those with aluminum- can bind certain other drug sand reduce absorption don;t know if you're taking any other meds so I would separate the Gaviscon and other meds by at least 1-2 hours. ...Read more

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Why is Gaviscon good for abdominal bloating?

Why is Gaviscon good for abdominal bloating?

In a nutshell: The active ingredient in Gaviscon is simethacone. This is a surfactant that basically " breaks up gas bubbles" thus relieving bloating caused by "gas build up". ...Read more

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Can I take gaviscon with zantac and ativan?

Anxiety, GERD, Ulcer: Ativan is for Anxiety.

Zantac is to treat and prevent ulcers in the stomach and hyperacidity.
Gaviscon is for acid indigestion and heartburn.

Due to possible tolerance with Ativan and lack of improvement, Discuss with Psychiatrist:
•Diagnosis of Anxiety
•Tolerance with Ativan
•Therapy for stresses in your life
•Medication
•Breathing Relaxation
•Visual Imagery of National Parks
•Meditation. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Gaviscon and zoloft (sertraline)?

Is it safe to take Gaviscon and zoloft (sertraline)?

Zoloft/Gaviscon: Should be ok. Recommend taking Gaviscon before eating a meal, & Zoloft (sertraline) after the meal. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take gaviscon 2-3 times a day when already on Nexium (40) mg and Renitidine (300) mg?

Is it ok to take gaviscon 2-3 times a day when already on Nexium (40) mg and Renitidine (300) mg?

Gaviscon and others: You could but not sure why. Both the Nexium and Ranitidine should keep any heartburn or acid reflux under control (assuming that is why you are taking the medications. It would not be harmful to take with those medications though. ...Read more

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I had done endoscopy and diagnosed with Lax LES, they had preferred nexpro l capsules and Gaviscon syrup after food. Will it heal in time?

I had done endoscopy and diagnosed with Lax LES, they had preferred nexpro l capsules and Gaviscon syrup after food. Will it heal in time?

Yes, probably: Hi Brian 363. The lower esophageal sphincter (LES) is more a concept than a specific structure; its the combination of factors that keeps acid in the stomach and out of the esophagus. Acid Reflux into the esophagus can cause pain and damage that promotes abnormal cell change and cancer. The medications, and absolutely avoiding lying supine for at least an hour after eating can let things heal. ...Read more

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Why is Gaviscon advance (provides "raft" barrier to reflux) now unavailable in the u.S. (tho still listed on website)? Effectiveness? Safety?

Why is Gaviscon advance (provides "raft" barrier to reflux) now unavailable in the u.S. (tho still listed on website)? Effectiveness? Safety?

Safety: Obviously the fda found that the claims made by the company selling the brand did not meet the stringent expectations required for safety and efficacy in the us. Find an alternative. ...Read more

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I'm 33+2 and getting a lot of heartburn taking Gaviscon for it but its not helping is there anything else I could try coz its keeping me up a night?

I'm 33+2 and getting a lot of heartburn taking Gaviscon for it but its not helping is there anything else I could try coz its keeping me up a night?

Prilosec OTC: Take Prilosec otc one twice daily for
ten -14 days, then use as needed for
heartburn. Lose 5- 10 lbs if overweight;
elevate the mattress head with a blanket.
Avoid spicy food, chocolate, caffeine, and
peppermint. Aloe vera juice may help. ...Read more

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Can u take Gaviscon with Zantac (ranitidine) whilst pregnant?

Yes: Yes, but separate the Gaviscon from the zantac (ranitidine) by an hour or two as the Gaviscon can cuase poorer absorption of the zantac (ranitidine) (and other medications). ...Read more

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I have gallstones but take Gaviscon to help with my gastritis would this affect me in any way?

I have gallstones but take Gaviscon to help with my gastritis would this affect me in any way?

Unlikely: Galvison is an antacid that contains aluminum and magnesium hydroxide and forms a coat in your stomach to protect the lining. I am not aware of any issue with gallstones, but you should discuss your taking this medication with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can I take Gaviscon tablets 23 weeks pregnant?

Can I take Gaviscon tablets 23 weeks pregnant?

Yes: Gaviscon is generally accepted as safe as the tablets primarily coat the esophagus and stomach. ...Read more