Gaviscon Advance Aniseed
What is Gaviscon Advance Aniseed used for?
Gaviscon Advance Aniseed belongs to a group of medicines called reflux suppressants. Its generic name is potassium bicarbonate/sodium alginate which helps relieve symptoms of acid, bile, and pepsin reflux.
This liquid medicine is indicated for stomach and esophageal problems such as heartburn, indigestion, and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Also, this drug helps treat heartburn in pregnancy.
How does Gaviscon Advance Aniseed work?
When this oral liquid is taken correctly and absorbed into the bloodstream, it reacts with gastric acid. Alginic acid forms a gel, which floats on top of your stomach contents. It then works by creating a protective barrier to prevent acid from refluxing up to the esophagus or food pipe.
This formulation provides long-lasting protection by coating the esophagus. As a result, it inhibits irritating your esophagus, thereby relieving stomach and esophageal problems.
Dosage of Gaviscon Advance Aniseed
The dosage and frequency of this reflux suppressant vary from one person to another. It depends on your health condition, age, and tolerance to this oral therapy. This drug is available in Gaviscon Advance Aniseed 300 mL. It comes in a liquid formulation with a strength of 200/1000 mg.
The recommended dosage for adults and children aged 12 and up is 5 to 10 mL or one to two 5 ml measuring spoons. Changing the dosing and frequency of this gastric drug is not advisable. Doing so may increase the risk of developing unwanted side effects of the medication.
Directions on How to Use Gaviscon Advance Aniseed
Initially, read all guidelines and info related to this gastric drug and use it as instructed. If there is anything that you do not understand and confuses you, seek medical advice from a health professional (doctor or pharmacist).
As prescribed, take this medicine orally after meals at bedtime. Make sure to shake the bottle well before using the medication. Pour the prescribed dose and administer the drug without other fluids.
To improve the flavor of the medication, you may refrigerate it but be sure not to freeze it. If your condition does not improve after one week or worsens over time, notify your doctor.
Gaviscon Advance side effects
Common side effects of this gastric medication that may pass with time when your body has already adjusted to this drug:
Stop taking this drug if these side effects exacerbate over time, and notify your doctor immediately if you develop any of the following adverse reactions:
- Unusual tiredness
- Muscle weakness
- Loss of appetite
- Black or tarry stools
- Irregular heartbeat
- Abdominal pain
- Coffee ground vomitus
Note that this is not a complete list of the medication’s potential health risks related to the liquid drug.
Precautions While Using Gaviscon Advance Aniseed
Before starting this gastric medicine, disclose your medical history to your doctor. Inform your doctor if you frequently use alcohol or have dehydration or kidney problems. Informing them will help them determine if this drug is safe for you to prevent worsening your current medical condition.
Do not take this medication if you are allergic to potassium bicarbonate, sodium alginate, or other ingredients. When using this gastric medication, keep an eye out for any allergic reactions such as rashes, hives, swelling of the face and lips, throat tightness, or difficulty breathing.
Inform your doctor about your medications and vitamins, especially if you are on digoxin, iron, or pazopanib, among other medicines, to avoid drug interaction.
Be cautious when using this medication for patients with PKU because this drug contains aspartame.
Bear in mind to keep this stomach medication out of the reach of children and store it in a cool, dry place.
How much does Gaviscon Advance Aniseed cost in Canada?
At Maple Leaf Meds, we provide excellent services to our clients by providing quality medicines and products at a competitive price. Given its effectiveness, the price of this gastric drug is relatively affordable.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What will happen if I take too much Gaviscon?
Yes. Taking too much of this drug may make you feel bloated and experience some abdominal discomfort. It is doubtful that this medication can cause harm. However, if these symptoms persist, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
Can I take Gaviscon with other medications?
Make sure to wait at least two hours between taking this medicine and other meds to facilitate absorption and prevent drug interaction.
When to stop taking Gaviscon Advance Aniseed?
You may need to stop taking this medication if your symptoms persist or get worse after one week of treatment. Also, if you are using this medication for more than two weeks, you are prone to develop a medical problem that needs different treatment. Consult your doctor about whether or not this is the appropriate drug for you.
Gaviscon Advance Aniseed
Potassium Bicarbonate/Sodium Alginate – non Rx
Gaviscon Advance Liquid Aniseed
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