Alginate is a component extracted from brown seaweed.
A type of medicine that is alkaline in nature and works by neutralising excess acid.
Many products in the Gaviscon range are effective and suitable to use during pregnancy and whilst breastfeeding. These include Gaviscon Original, Gaviscon Extra in both liquid and tablet format and Gaviscon Advance Peppermint in liquid format . This is because they act physically rather than entering the bloodstream.
Always talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking any medicine in pregnancy.
Children under 12 years, should be given only on medical advice.
Yes, you can suffer from both conditions. In fact 73% of people suffer from heartburn and indigestion interchangeably. Gaviscon Extra is a medicine to treat both of these conditions.
Always Read the Label.
Movement of stomach acid back up into the oesophagus.
It is a condition caused by gastro-oesophageal reflux (also known as GERD - utilising the American spelling 'esophagus'). Symptoms include those of heartburn and regurgitation. It is often associated with weakening of the muscle which controls entry of food into the stomach.