Gaviscon Infant

Gaviscon Infant prevents reflux by stabilizing stomach contents, so reducing the incidence of reflux and bringing up of feeds (posseting).

Product Features

  • Prevents reflux by stabilizing stomach contents.

Available in: 30s

Product Description

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 stabilizing stomach contents, so reducing the incidence of reflux and bringing up of feeds (posseting).

This medicinal product contains 0.9 mmol (or 21 mg) sodium per sachet. To be taken into account by patients on a controlled sodium diet. Gaviscon Infant should not be given to infants with kidney problems/damage or those on a low salt diet.

Keep all medicines out of reach and sight of children. Do not use after the expiry date shown on the pack (EXP month/year). Do not store above30°C. Do not use if the sachet is damaged or the security seal is broken. Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.

For infants aged 1 to 2 years. Not to be used in premature infants or infants under one year except under medical supervision. Not suitable for children over 2 years, adults or the elderly. Always use Gaviscon Infant exactly as described below. You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure. The dosage and mixing instructions depend on the weight of your child and the feeding method you use: - Infants under 4.5kg - one sachet should be used. - Infants over 4.5kg -two sachets should be used. Open the sachet(s) and mix the content immediately before use as directed next:

Bottle-fed infants up to 2 years of age: mix each sachet into 115ml of the feeding bottle. Shake well. Feed as normal.

Breast-fed infants and other infants up to 2years of age: Mix each sachet with 5ml (1 teaspoon) of cooled, boiled water until a smooth paste is formed. Add another 10ml (2teaspoons) of cooled, boiled water and mix. For breast fed infants give Gaviscon Infant part way through each feed or meal using a spoon or feeding bottle. For all other infants give Gaviscon Infant at the end of each meal using a spoon or feeding bottle.

Do not give more than six times in 24hours.

If your child's condition persists or becomes worse ask your doctor or other professional for advice immediately. You should not use Gaviscon Infant for more than seven days without checking with your doctor or other health professional. If your child takes more Gaviscon Infant than they should: If your child takes too much Gaviscon Infant they may suffer from intestinal obstructions, be sick, lose their appetite, become irritable or tired and weak. If you accidentally give too much Gaviscon Infant ask your doctor or other health professional for advice immediately. If you forget to give Gaviscon Infant: If a dose is missed do not give a double dose with the next feed. Just carry on with the recommended dose. If you have any further questions on the use of this product ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Do not use Gaviscon Infant:

• if your baby was born pre-maturely
• if your child is allergic to magnesium alginate, sodium alginate or any of the other ingredients
• if your child is being sick, has a fever or diarrhea
• if you have been told or it is suspected that your child has damage to their kidneys or they have been put on a 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 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 a prescription.
Taking Gaviscon Infant with food and drink: Do not use Gaviscon Infant with other feed thickening agents or infant milk preparations containing a thickening agent. You should ask your doctor or pharmacist before you give Gaviscon Infant to your child if you are not sure.

Possible side effects.
Like all medicines, Gaviscon Infant can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. Very rarely (lessthan1 in10,000) patients may experience constipation & diarrhea. Side effects for which the frequency cannot be estimated from available data include hypersensitivity, bloating and discomfort of the stomach (gastric distension) and intestinal obstruction. If the child has any side effects, stop giving Gaviscon Infant and tell your doctor or other healthcare professional. To report any side effect(s): • Saudi Arabia: The National Pharmacovigilance and Drug Safety Centre(NPC). Fax:+966-11-205-7662 Call NPC at+966-11-2038222, Exts:2317-2356-2353-2354-2334-2340. Toll free phone: 8002490000, Website: • Other GCC States: Please contact the relevant competent authority.
Product Range may vary across the markets in the Middle East.