Gaviscon Review Malaysia – Products, Ingredients, Price And More
Gaviscon is an over-the-counter (OTC) medicine used to treat stomach upset, heartburn and indigestion. The medicine forms a protective layer that floats on top of the contents of the stomach. This will stop stomach acid from escaping up into the oesophagus. In addition, Gaviscon contains antacids, which turns excess acid into water.
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Gaviscon Uses And Benefits
Sodium alginate creates a protective barrier over the irritating stomach content, including acid, pepsin and bile to prevent from rising upwards. Antacids such as sodium bicarbonate and sodium carbonate neutralize the acidity of stomach acid for dual relief. Gaviscon provides rapid and long-lasting relief that lasts up to 4 hours.
The main ingredient of Gaviscon is sodium alginate, which is extracted from natural seaweed sustainably harvested along the shores of Norway. The other active ingredients include calcium carbonate and sodium bicarbonate.
Gaviscon is usually taken 4 times a day by mouth. It is best to take it after meals and at bedtime. Follow the directions printed on the packaging, or as directed by your physician. If you are taking the chewable tablets, chew thoroughly before swallowing, then drink a full glass of water. If you are consuming the liquid form, shake the bottle well every time before use. The liquid form works best if taken without other fluids. You can mix your dose with a little water if needed.
Gaviscon Products In Malaysia
1. Gaviscon Double Action
Gaviscon Double Action is used for moderate to severe heartburn and indigestion. It provides dual relief of heartburn and indigestion for up to 4 hours. It contains 500mg sodium alginate, 213mg sodium bicarbonate and 325mg calcium carbonate in every 10mL. It comes in three different forms namely liquid, sachet and tablets. For adults and children 12 years old and above, 2-4 tablets or 1-2 10mL sachets after meals and at bedtime is recommended. Both can be taken up to 4 times a day. Gaviscon Double Action is available on the esyms online store at a discounted price of RM28.90 for the 150mL liquid form, RM3.55 for a 10mL sachet, RM17.50 for five 10mL sachets, RM24.95 for 16 tablets, and RM43.90 for a twin pack of 16 tablets.
2. Gaviscon Advance
Gaviscon Advance provides relief for moderate to severe heartburn with extra-strength formula. The relief is rapid and will last up to 4 hours. 5-10ml of the liquid formulation is to be taken after meals and at bedtime. It contains 1000mg sodium alginate and 200mg potassium hydrogen carbonate in every 10mL of the formulation. It is sold on the esyms online store at a discounted price of RM37.95 for a 150mL bottle of liquid.
3. Gaviscon Liquid
Gaviscon Liquid is taken for mild to moderate heartburn and provides soothing relief for up to 4 hours. It comes in three different forms including liquid, sachets and tablets. The active ingredients include 500mg sodium alginate, 267mg sodium bicarbonate and 160mg calcium carbonate per 10mL. For relief of heartburn and indigestion, take 10-20mL of the liquid formulation after meals and at bedtime. For tablet form, take 2-4 tablets after meals and at bedtime. It can be found on esyms online store at a discounted price of RM39 for a twin pack of 16 tablets, RM21.90 for 16 tablets and RM13.50 for 5 sachets of 10mL liquid.
Frequently Asked Questions About Gaviscon
Here are some frequently asked questions about Gaviscon products in Malaysia. We will add more questions when they come.
Gaviscon is generally well tolerated. Gaviscon may cause nausea, constipation, bloating, diarrhoea or headache. If the symptoms continue or become severe, please consult your doctor.
Gaviscon is not recommended for children under 12 years old unless prescribed by a doctor.
Gaviscon is generally safe to take during pregnancy and breastfeeding. However, you must know that medicines can affect the unborn baby. Always talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking any medicine during pregnancy.
The Gaviscon dosage depends on the type of Gaviscon product consumed. Always check the instructions written on the packaging or follow the instructions prescribed by your healthcare provider. You can also speak to our pharmacists for more information.
It takes good care of my acid reflux and it works fast. I’ve used this product for years. Haven’t been disappointed yet.
Coats your whole stomach and hasn’t let me down yest after months of using. I would highly recommend this product to anyone with reflux issues.
Where To Buy Gaviscon In Malaysia?
Are you looking to purchase Gaviscon online? You can buy Gaviscon’s range of products online in Malaysia and have it delivered to your doorstep via express delivery. All you have to do is visit the esyms online pharmacy store! You can also consult and speak with our pharmacists for free.