Gaviscon Infant Sachets 30 Doses
Gaviscon Infant Sachets 30 Doses
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General Information

Gaviscon Infant mixes with and stabilises the stomach contents so preventing reflux and regurgitation.
This medicine is available without prescription. However, you still need to use Gaviscon Infant carefully to get the best results from it.

Ask your pharmacist if you need more information or advice.
You must contact a doctor if your child's symptoms worsen or do not improve after 7 days.

What Gaviscon Infant is and what is it used for?
Gaviscon Infant contains sodium alginate and magnesium alginate which belong to a group of medicines called 'reflux suppressants'.
Reflux is the process by which the stomach contents flow back up the tube that leads from the mouth to the stomach (known as the gullet or oesophagus). This can cause an infant to be sick, spit up more than normal and become distressed. Gaviscon Infant prevents reflux by stabilising the stomach contents, so reducing the incidence of reflux and bringing up of feeds (posseting).
Before using Gaviscon Infant
Do not use Gaviscon Infant:

except on doctor's or other healthcare professional's recommendation
if your child is allergic to magnesium alginate, sodium alginate or any of the other ingredients (see section 6)
if your child is being sick, has a fever or diarrhoea
if you have been told or it is suspected that your child ahs damage to their kidneys or they have been put on low salt diet
if you have been told that your child has a blockage in their gut (an intestinal obstruction)

Take special care with Gaviscon Infant:
If your baby is premature or under one year, you should ask your doctor or pharmacist before giving Gaviscon Infant.
Taking Gaviscon Infant with other medicines:
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if your child is taking or has recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without prescription.
Possible side effects:
Like all medicines, Gaviscon Infant can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Very rarely, Gaviscon Infant can cause bloating and discomfort of the stomach (gastric dissention).
If the child has any side effects after taking Gaviscon Infant tell your doctor or other healthcare professional.


Gaviscon is not to be used in infants under 1 year of age, except under medical supervision.

Do not use Gaviscon Infant with other food thickening agents or infant milk preparations containing a thickening agent. Do not use more than the stated amount. Do not give more than six times in 24 hours. Products containing Mannitol may have a laxative effect or cause diarrhoea. EACH SACHET IS SECURITY SEALED. DO NOT USE IF DAMAGED. If your infant has been put on a low sodium (salt) diet ask your doctor or other health professional before taking the product. Do not store above 30C.

This medicinal product contains 0.9mmol (or 21mg) sodium per sachet. To be taken into account by patients on a controlled sodium diet.

Each dose of powder contains:

Sodium Alginate 225mg Magnesium Alginate 87.5mg

Also contains Mannitol and is sugar free.

Each sachet contains approximately 21mg of Sodium.
Breast-fed infants: Under 4.5kg (10lb), one dose. Over 4.5kg (10lb), two doses. Add 5ml of cooled, boiled water to the powder in a glass. Mix to smooth paste and add another 10ml water to the mix. Give after each feed, using a spoon or feeding bottle. Bottle-fed infants: Under 4.5kg (10lb), one dose to be mixed into not less than 115ml of each feed in the bottle and shaken well. Over 4.5kg (10lb), two doses to be mixed into not less than 225ml of each feed in the bottle and shaken well. Young children: Two doses, prepared as for breast-fed infants. To be taken after each meal.
Product ID: 34094
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