Gaviscon Forte 48 comprimidos masticables
Indicated to combat the burning sensation and heartburn
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What Gaviscon Forte is and what it is used for
It belongs to the group of medicines called other agents against gastroesophageal reflux.
It works in two different ways:
1. Sodium alginate together with sodium hydrogen carbonate (bicarbonate) and calcium carbonate form a protective barrier in the stomach to prevent gastric reflux by calming the burning in the pit of the stomach.
2. Sodium hydrogen carbonate (bicarbonate) and calcium carbonate neutralize excess acid in the stomach.
Gaviscon Forte is indicated for the symptomatic treatment of hyperacidity of the stomach and heartburn caused by acid reflux of the stomach in adults and children over 12 years of age.
You should see a doctor if it worsens or does not improve after 7 days.
How to take Gaviscon Forte
Always take this medicine exactly as described in this leaflet or as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. If in doubt, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
The recommended dose in adults, including the elderly and children over 12 years of age, is 2 to 4 tablets, as needed, 1 hour after meals and before bedtime. At most you can take 16 tablets a day.
How to drink
Take the tablets out of the packaging and chew them.
If symptoms persist after 7 days of continued treatment, consult your doctor to rule out more serious diseases.
Do not take this medicine for long periods of time.
If you take more Gaviscon Forte than you should
Overdose symptoms include nausea and vomiting, constipation, fatigue, increased urine output, thirst, dehydration, and abnormal muscle weakness.
Drink plenty of water and consult your doctor or pharmacist.
In case of overdose or accidental ingestion, consult your doctor or pharmacist or go to a medical center or call the Toxicological Information Service, telephone: 91 562 04 20, indicating the medicine and the amount ingested.
If you forget to take Gaviscon Forte
Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.
If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.