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I always have some indigestion tablets at home and also keep some in my bag as when I get indigestion I usually get it really bad and it can be quite painful. It is usually in the evenings when I have eaten a large meal but I sometimes get in in the daytime especially if I have eaten pastry. I am not keen on the liquid medicine as it is too much of a chalky consistency for me so I do always buy tablets and Gaviscon are the brand which I prefer as they always seem to work for me.
My indigestion will just appear instantly with no warning and I also suffer from heartburn whereby I will feel a burning type sensation from my chest coming up towards my throat and this is often accompanied by an acid and burning feeling in my throat and mouth which tastes very unpleasant. These peppermint tablets come in a small tub with a flip top so you can get them out easily and I last paid £3.45 from Boots for these. You can get other cheaper brands but I know that Gaviscon are a well known and trusted brand.
The tablets care supposed to form a raft over your stomach contents which in turn prevents acid from coming back up into your oesophagus. They are about a centimetre across and you can either suck or chew them, personally I will suck them as I don't like the consistency of them when they are crunched as it seems to stick in my teeth. The tablets do melt fairly quickly and usually within about ten minutes of taking one I can feel it working and my pain and discomfort starts to subside. They are a bit chalky in your mouth but the main thing that I notice is the minty taste which is obvious without being too strong and it leaves your mouth feeling quite fresh afterwards.
You are advised to take these tablets for seven days and then if the symptoms do not ease to seek medical advice. You are advised to take two to four tablets up to four times a day but I usually only need to take one or two for them to work for me. They are not suitable for children under twelve years old or if you are on a low salt diet, are prone to kidney stones or have low levels of stomach acid.
I do recommend these Gaviscon tablets, they taste good and work quickly and they are widely available from chemists, supermarkets and online. I will always make sure that I have some of these tablets in and buy them when I see them on offer. They are ideal to pop in your handbag and I also make sure that I take a packet on holiday as you never know when you will need them.
WHAT IS IT?
Tablets that you take for heartburn or indigestion. They are peppermint flavour but I think you can buy other flavours also.
HOW DO YOU USE THEM?
You take one or two tablets when you start to feel pain. You can suck them or chew them but they will not work if you swallow them.
DO THEY WORK?
For me they do not work as good as the liquid medicine Gaviscon and they are not so fast to act either. I have got these only because my doctor prescribed them for me instead of a bottle of medicine but I will not buy them for myself because I like to use the medicine more.
The way I take them is to chew them up but do not swallow and suck the paste that is left in my mouth. I think that way makes the Gaviscon more like liquid that you drink and that makes me feel like I am helping my pain more.
The tablets work in a few minutes but they do not stop all of the pain and burning feelings. I think they work better on indigestion but when I have taken them for heartburn they have not always worked at all.
The peppermint flavour is not very pleasing. It does not taste bad but it is like chalk and I think the mint taste is very weak and does not cool me like the liquid does when I swallow it.
I have liked the Gaviscon brand always but I do not think these tablets are effective if you have got more than a little bit of light heartburn or indigestion because they are not strong enough.
There are 16 tablets in a box and they cost £2.49. That is expensive to pay for something that does not work so well.
2 Dooyoo Stars.
== Gaviscon Peppermint Tablets ==
Since getting older and finding some foods just don't agree with me anymore, I always have some form of indigestion relief in the cupboard and in my handbag. These ones are from Gaviscon and come in a box of 8 and were from Poundland where they were obviously £1. The most recent ones purchased a couple of weeks ago have expiry date December 2015.
They are peppermint flavour chewable tablets.
== In the Box ==
Inside the box the tablets come in a blister packet with foil covering and are easy to get out by pushing from the back. The tablets are round and flat and about the same size as a Smartie sweet but are creamy off white in colour.
The tablets contain 250 mg sodium alginate, 133.5 mg sodium hydrogen carbonate and 80 mg calcium carbonate as the active ingredients. The tablets do not contain sugar or gluten.
Now that doesn't mean anything to me, but what they claim to do is give fast soothing relief that's long lasting.
Dosage , when symptoms occur, Adults including the elderly and children over 12 years, take two to four tablets after meals and before bedtime.
You can take this product when pregnant or breast-feeding.
== In Use ==
I do try to avoid most of the foods that upset me , but every so often the lure is too much and I eat them knowing I will regret it later and need some relief. Two of the foods that cause trouble are cucumber and white bread , I was told it was the cucumber skin as it's very hard to digest so I always peel it but it makes no difference and sadly for me I love cucumber sandwiches and will not give them up completely so this is when the Gaviscon comes in.
Personally I have never taken as many as stated on the dose , most of the time I find 1 tablet does the job, about 10 minutes after chewing I start to feel relief from the pain and within 20 minutes I am feeling like back to normal. On one occasion I had to take two tablets but I had eaten pastry and boy did I know about it , it was very painful and not something I want to repeat but 2 tablets and 20 minutes later you would of wondered what all the fuss was about.
== Conclusion ==
Gaviscon gives great relief, quickly and effectively at a great price.
5 out if 5
A few weeks back I was feeling sick in work. Next door to my work is a Tesco Express which I went into on my break to get Rennie's. Unfortunately they didn't have them so I picked up a small box of Gaviscon against my better judgement as I have tried these before and I didn't like them!
The box cost me £2.75 for 16. The front of the box tells me that these peppermint flavour.
On the back of the box I see that Gaviscon helps relieves the symptoms and discomfort caused by acid reflux and hyperacidity associated with conditions such as indigestion and heartburn. Gaviscon has three main ingredients which work together to relieve the pain and discomfort caused by excess acid; sodium alginate, calcium carbonate and sodium bicarbonate. Sodium alginate forms a gel-like layer on top of the acid in the stomach. This helps prevent reflux of stomach acid up the gullet and protects the stomach lining from the excess acid. It also has a soothing effect because it contains calcium carbonate and sodium bicarbonate which are both antacids and work by neutralising excess acid and protect the stomach from irritation.
Most of the ingredients seem similar to other brands on the market so I expected these to be good however...I followed the instructions as directed taking two tablets and chewing slowly before swallowing. As soon as I started chewing these I felt more sick than I did before!
These tablets can only be described as vile in my opinion. They have a horrible texture which felt slimy in my mouth. The tablet became stick in my teeth and it also foamed in my mouth which made me retch. The taste was also horrible.
I can't say these provided any relief from the acidy feeling I had and the sickness. Instead I spent ages trying to pick bits out of my teeth and drinking water to combat the horrible taste.
Now it could just be that it's me who hates these as my Nan gets them on prescription for her stomach problem and she likes them.
For me I will never buy these again, they made me feel sick, tasted disgusting and stuck in my teeth for hours after I took them. The foaming in my mouth also turned my stomach.
I wouldn't even give these one star, I much prefer Rennie's and will be sticking to them from now on!
Whilst doing some Christmas shopping yesterday I suddenly got a bad case of indigestion, probably brought on by the veggie burrito I ate whilst on the go. At first I tried to just ignore it hoping it would eventually just go away, unfortunately it just seemed to get worse. Whilst in poundland I noticed these Gaviscon Peppermint flavour tablets and decided to give them a go.
The tablets are presented in a green box which shows the brand and product name along with a picture of an outlined body with a fire burning within. General information is given on the back including dosage guides and warnings. A use by date is also given on the side. The product is suitable for pregnant and breastfeeding women, I was recommended liquid Gaviscon by my pharmacist whilst I was pregnant with my youngest daughter during a rather bad bout of heartburn. Of course, all the information should be read thoroughly before consuming and if in doubt a doctor or pharmasist should be consulted.
Gaviscon claim that each tablet will give long lasting results and soothe heartburn and indigestion fast. Each tablet contains 250mg sodium alginate, 133.5mg sodium hydrogen carbonate and 80mg calcium carbonate as the active ingredients. They do not contain any sugar but have been sweetened with aspartame (E951).
Each pack contains 8 circular tablets, all of which are contained in the usual plastic blister pack. Just a small amount of pressure is needed to release the tablet. The tablet is beige in colour and are quite small in size.
I was pleased to discover that these tablets were chewable so I was able to take munch on one whilst continuing my shop. The tablets tasted quite pleasant and they certainly had a peppermint kick to them, however they did have a rather chalky texture to them but it wasn't altogether unpleasant. I did find that some parts of the tablet got stuck in my teeth and I was more than glad that I had also picked up some chewing gum in Poundland too . Most importantly the relief from indigestion was quick and true to Gaviscons word long lasting too, in fact the indigestion did not come back at all.
These Gaviscon tablets worked very effectively and I would certainly purchase them again. As mentioned earlier I have used the liquid version in the past, I guess the tablets have the added benefit of being easier to carry around, they certainly didn't take up much room in my handbag. I don't suffer with heartburn or indigestion on a regular basis so have put the rest of these tablets in my first aid box for the time being.
I often get heartburn and usually I have found myself buying packts of Rennie or Settlers from Poundland thinking that it was the cheapest way to do it. Recently I found myself without anything to ease my heartburn whilst I was out and having to pop into a chemist. Looking at the various products I noticed there was not much difference in price to buy Gaviscon than other brands so I thought I would give it a go.
I paid around £4.30 for a pack of 32 tablets, there were many varieties including spearmint, peppermint and strawberry. I chose the peppermint flavour.
The tablets contain Sodium Alginate, Sodium Hydrogen Carbonate and Calcium Carbonate and are advertised as being fast acting, long lasting and for heartburn and indigestion.
I was pleased that the tablet did not taste too chalky and that they did not leave my mouth feeling dry as some others do, they can also be chewed or sucked - personally I choose to chew mine.
I was very impressed with how quickly they work, maybe five minutes and I could already feel the benefits. The thing which impressed me most was how long the relief lasted, as i said I have used other products which can be bought cheaply however I find myself using quite a lot of them as the dose needs repeating often, with Gaviscon I have not found that, actually I think I had 2 tablets in the day which is much better than the 5 or 6 I would have had with the brands I usually use. I also found that they do not repeat on me which Rennie do and it can be unpleasant.
I will be switching to Gavison now, although I do not think I would buy the liquid, the tablets are very effective and they have benefits such as being gluten and sugar free.
If I have been feeling anxious my digestive system is often the first thing to suffer and it usually results in heartburn and acid reflux. Usually I take either a shop's own brand of symptom reliever or I use the bottles of Gaviscon. My husband thinks I am strange as I actually really enjoy the taste of Gaviscon liquid. I love the way it sticks to the roof of my mouth and has a bit of a bite about it, not to mention the lovely peppermint taste. Unfortunately, taking a bottle of Gaviscon to work with me isn't an option and I was therefore delighted to discover that they are now doing the same stuff in tablet form.
I buy these from Superdrug where they currently cost £4.40 for a little plastic tub with a flip top lid, for 32 tablets. They are so handy and very convenient to use and I just pop two into my mouth whenever I feel the first signs of either heartburn or indigestion.
These tablets work very quickly for me personally and I have found them to be one of the best antacids on the market. They are more expensive than the Tesco own brand tablets I also buy, but they do work more quickly and they also keep the symptoms at bay for longer, I think.
Thee tablets taste almost as nice as the Gaviscon liquid but they are more like sucking on a tiny peppermint sweet than anything else. They are not too strong on the peppermint front, milder than I had expected them to be, but still ever nice to taste. The active ingredients appear to be 250g sodium alginate, 133.5mg sodium hydrogen carbonate and 80mg calcium carbonate. I don't get heartburn too often, but when I do I have learned that it's best to nip it in the bud very quickly with these tablets as they really do keep the worst of the symptoms at bay.
They are so handy and very convenient o take and I'm delighted with how well they work.
Heartburn isn't something I experience often, however it's never pleasant when you do, so I keep a small supply of Gaviscon in the cupboard to make sure I can relieve it quickly. I purchased these Gaviscon Cool tablets because I felt they would be easier and quicker to take than the traditional Gaviscon liquid.
You can purchase 20 of these tablet sin a handy little flip-top plastic tub (perfect for handbags) for £3.29 from Boots, or you can buy a pack of 32 for £4.40. Gaviscon is used to give relief from the discomfort of heart burn and acid reflux, which some people have often and others only occasionally. It contains 250g sodium alginate, 133.5mg sodium hydrogen carbonate and 80mg calcium carbonate (antacid). When ingested the combination of the alginic acid and bicarbonate creates a protective barrier, this prevents any stomach acid that refluxes from coming back up into the oesophagus.
The tablets taste pretty inoffensive. The recommended dose for adults and children over 12 in 2-4 tablets after meals and at bedtime. You need to chew the tablets, which are white and around the size of a five pence piece. They are easy to chew, the only downside is that they feel very powdery in your mouth and I usually need to have a drink afterwards to wash them down, especially if you are taking 3 or 4. They have a mild peppermint smell and have a slight peppermint taste, although it isn't as pleasant as eating a mint.
I find the effect from the tablets is very quick, and I have almost immediate relief from heartburn when taking them. I bought the small 20 tablet tub which I find very easy to keep in my bag or the car and have to hand when out and about. They are much more convenient to take that the liquid Gaviscon as you don't need the measure out a dose, and are a product I always intend to keep to hand for those uncomfortable bouts of heartburn!
Heartburn isn't something that I suffer from often but recently I have been eating my dinners quite late at night thanks to my husband working funny hours. Because of this I have been woken in the night a couple of times with horrible heartburn that has then kept me awake for a few hours. Perhaps this is made worse by losing my job recently and worrying a little about that but either way I have been having disturbed sleep - which I really don't like! I have been trying to eat earlier and generally look after myself more but I have also been using these Gaviscon peppermint tablets as my back-up plan when a flare up occurs.
I actually picked up these Gaviscon tablets in my local Poundland and there were 8 in each packet. This works out just slightly cheaper than buying 16 for £2.25 in my local Tesco and at the time that I purchased these I had a feeling they would be cheaper or similarly priced, so I purchased two boxes, also I was hoping I wouldn't be needing these long or for often.
The packaging of these tablets is quite simple; there is a cardboard box with a strip of 8 tablets within. The tablets can just be pressed out of the strip and therefore the whole process is very simple.
Using the tablets is also very simple as I just need to take two after my meal which I started doing when I was eating late at night. These tablets are chewable so no water is required to use them which is a fantastically handy feature. This means that I can use these tablets on the move, if need be, should heartburn flare up rather than just eating them after a late or rushed meal. When chewing these tablets they taste minty and quite chalky and while normally this sort of tablet would make me feel like retching I don't get that problem with these. The tablets do have a peppermint scent to them before I start chewing them which isn't overpowering at all. It takes me just a few minutes to chew these up and if I have eaten a late meal and I am rushing about trying to get in to bed I can chew these while I am tidying up my kitchen or doing any of the other jobs that I seem to have to do before I can switch off at bedtime. I must say that within 5 to 10 minutes of starting to chew these I can feel some relief. This obviously is very fast and this is pleasant relief that gets to work quickly and kills my heartburn in next to no time.
Now the packaging suggests 2 to 4 tablets for people ages 12 and over but I have just been using 2 every time. I find that this is enough to kill my heartburn or indigestion, when I have it, and these tablets don't work out too expensive at 25p for 2. This is ideal when I am trying to cut back on my spending and I would definitely recommend these tablets - 5/5 from me! These are handy, simple to use and best of all no water is required. Whether I am sitting at home or driving my car somewhere I can use these on the go without water and they get to work fast and are effective.
Gaviscon is a fast relief for heartburn, tummy trouble and discomfort.
For £3.99 you can buy 32 tablets, there are a wide variety of flavours, but my favourite is peppermint.
The 32 tablets come in 250mg form and have a peppermint taste which is much nicer than the gravel/clay consistency of the original gaviscon flavour.
We first started buying these when my wife was pregnant as she was experiencing lots of heartburn and indigestion but didn't like the taste of original Gaviscon, as I took on more of the cooking duties so my issues with indigestion became more pronounced due to the reduced quality of our meals.
Gaviscon is safe to use in pregnancy and we found can provide enormous relief from some of the regular issues forced upon expectant mothers.
When you have horrible bloating or heartburn it isn't a huge medical issue but it is incredibly uncomfortable and these tablets do a genuinely good job of resolving that discomfort.
The box indicates you should take up to 2 tablets after a meal or before going to bed, I only use them when I have stomach problems and generally start to feel some relief within 1 hour of using them. I prefer doing this before I go to bed as the relief makes me sleep better whereas I'm not sure I would sleep at all if the discomfort continued.
Apparently gaviscon soothes irritation around the food pipe and soothes as it moves down the food pipe towards your stomach, creating a lining against angry stomach acids leaping up your food pipe and causing heartburn or other uncomfortable issues.
The flavour makes these more palatable, they are worth the money completely for the fact they work so well and my wife and I really rate them. They are for use by anyone over 12 years old with stomach complaints and are available in all good supermarkets and chemists.
Having never suffered from heartburn previously, I suffered horrendously during my pregnancy. I turned to Gaviscon in the liquid form during this time and it worked fairly well for me. Since having my baby, I have still had the odd outburst of heartburn and find the tablet form of Gaviscon now suits me more for these as I can carry them with me easily for use should heartburn strike.
I purchased a packet of 32 chewable peppermint tablets for around £3.70. These can be purchased off the shelf in most supermarkets and chemists. They are also available in smaller pack sizes of 8 and 16. The pack features a man's torso with a ball of fire where his heart should be - I can certainly relate to that! Inside the pack, the tablets come in white plastic trays as is standard for most tablets. You pop these through the backing paper to when you wish to take them. I usually opt for two tablets as soon as I feel the first signs of heartburn. Unlike most medications, you actually need to chew the tablets to make them work rather than swallow them. The tablets taste pretty pleasant - certainly very minty. They are very chalky though and I find that they get stuck between my teeth quite a lot and also dry my mouth out.
Gaviscon contains Sodium alginate, Sodium bicarbonate and Calcium carbonate and works by forming a layer over the stomach contents to prevent acid coming back up into the food pipe. I find that the tablets do achieve this quite well and certainly ease my discomfort from heartburn. The effects are also long lasting so I usually only need the one dose to see off a bout of heartburn. I do, however, find that the tablets are not that quick acting - certainly they do not take effect as quickly as the liquid form does for me. However, as I stated earlier, these are much easier to carry around with you than a bottle of the liquid form!!
Overall, these do the job they are supposed to and taste pretty pleasant. My preference remains with the liquid stuff as there is no chalkiness or annoying bits in your teeth and it acts quicker. However, for an on-the-go remedy this is pretty good and certainly recommendable.
The other day I had bad indigestion symptoms and it was making me feel uncomfortable. I did not have any of my Gaviscon liquid left but luckily my other half had bought some of these Gaviscon peppermint flavour tablets for himself so had them in his pocket.
The tablets come in a box and then inside the box you get a blister pack which you can push the tablets out of and keep the rest fresh and sealed up. They tell you to take one or two tablets so I decided to take two of them.
The pain I was getting was a nasty pain in my chest and I was getting the hot feeling coming up my throat and was finding it hard to swallow a drink. I took two of these tablets and chewed on them. They broke up quickly in my mouth and the smaller bits dissolved quickly and I found it easy to swallow this down. I found it immediately stopped the burning sensation in my throat and within about five or ten minutes it started to ease the pain in my chest too. Within about half an hour I was feeling fine again so I was really pleased we had some of these tablets on hand.
The tablets work by forming a protective layer on the top of your stomach. This then stops the stomach acid from working its way up your food pipe which gives you the pain of indigestion. It seemed like a miracle how quickly it worked for me.
You need to be at least 16 to be able to buy these tablets from a shop. If your symptoms do not get better after a couple of days you should see you doctor. You should also ask your doctor whether it is safe to take these if you have underlying medical conditions or you are already taking other medication.
You can currently buy these tablets in Boots for £4.07 for a pack of 32 tablets.
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Up until recently I have never really suffered from heartburn or indigestion or anything like that. However lately I have been eating out a lot, having a lot of takeaways and really eating at the wrong time. I could of course change my diet to eating food less likely to give me heartburn or eat well before sleeping and so on but with all the best intentions in the world its never gonna happen!
The other day I had hicups that pretty much lasted 24 hours, then it was followed by really bad heart burn. The heart burn would settle itself down for a bit, then I'd get hicups and then the cycle just continued and I was doing my own head really in.
I bought these whilst in my town centre, still with said heart burn and unable to speak cos of the hicups I was trying to silently get on with and I bought these in Poundland for of course a pound and I got a box of 8 of them.
The box is oblong, mainly a dark turquopise colour with what appears to be an outline of a man with flames in his chest and we are told that they are 8 chewable Tablets, Gaviscon Peppermint Flavour Tablets 'Sodium Alginate, Sodium hydrogen carbonate, Calcium carbonate 'Fast soothing relief, long lasting' and that they are indeed for the relief of hearburn & indigestion. Other information on the back of the box includes being told a bit about how they work, what are in them, dosage advice is given (Take two to four tablets after meals and bedtime for over 12 years only) and contact details for the manufacturer are given. Inside the box there is a leaflet giving yet more informration about the tablets and so on and in my box of 8 tablets I got a see through and silver backed tray to pop the tablets with ease out of. Nice enough packaging, informative enough and the tray is easy to press the tablets out of.
I am so glad that I found these! Over the past few days I have had heart burn on and off, especially after eating spicy foods and all it takes for me per dose to get rid of the heartburn is 2 small white peppermint smelling tablets. I chew them up, they taste a bit minty and chalky and within a couple of minutes my heartburn just goes! On the day I was in town that I bought these I was in a lot of pain and like I say I had hicups so bad and I was really down with them, again a couple of these got rid of both of those problems just after a couple of minutes of having them.
The only issues I have with these is that if you have to take 4 of them every time you get indigestion or heartburn then they will work out expensive, after all I was lucky to find mine in a Poundshop however I find them to be really, really effective for me and I like the fact I can pop a box in my handbag and take them on the go so great for people who travel and so on.
A very good buy and they get a big thumbs up from me, just wish they didn't taste quite so chalky but I guess thats whats makes them work so well lol.
Available in all good chemists and supermarkets.
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Gaviscon is a wonder drug if you suffer from heartburn during pregnancy. I have lost count of how many Gaviscon tablets I have taken whilst pregnant, but I can confirm that each time it has dealt with the pain and discomfort of heartburn quickly and effectively.
I personally prefer the tablets to the liquid - whilst they do have a slightly chalky texture they are remarkably palatable and easy to chew. If I'm honest, the liquid version makes me retch! The peppermint flavour is pleasant, and rather similar to the taste of a mint imperial. This is an added bonus if you are suffering from sickness during pregnancy.
Having tried other heartburn remedies that are suitable during pregnancy I still think that Gaviscon is the best. It is slightly more expensive than some of its competitors' products, but as it deals with the heartburn symptoms so rapidly I am prepared to pay the difference.
I eat a lot of snacks and I eat them at any time of the day to help me along and I also eat late at night. I always get a little peckish at this time of day and cannot sleep unless I have eaten some kind of snack. Last week however I woke up with a little pain in my stomach and I just could not shift this pain and so I reached for some of these tablets which were in my medicine cabinet.
They are housed in a cardboard box, the tablets are inside 2 plastic strips, in each ont there are 8 tablets. The tablets are a beige colour and they are a round shape and are quite small. The tablets have to be popped from the strip and this is very easy to do with little effort needed. These tablets are to be chewed not swallowed. They can also be sucked if that is what you prefer to do but I just chew them for a few minutes and then just swallow them.
They have a nice peppermint taste and it is a nice taste and not nasty at all. They work in no time at all. I found when I chewed 2 of these, they worked within 30 minutes or so and relieved my pain that I had in my stomach so that I could go back to sleep again. I find they are nice and handy for heartburn in the chest too.
It is advisable to take just 2 tablets after a meal or before bedtime if you are suffering with indigestion. I do not personally suffer from a lot of heartburn or indigestion but I do occasionally and so I always like to stock these in my medicine cabinet for when I need to use them, especially if at night time and I am unable to get to the shop to buy them. It is also advisable to take the next dose of 2 tablets no earlier than 4 hours later than the first does.
They can be given to children over the age of 12 years old and used for the elderly.
These tablets give a very fast relief and work wonders for me, I like the taste of them and I like the way the amount of time to work is excellent. These are available in supermarkets and chemists for around just £2 for a box of 16 tablets.
I recommend these tablet to stock in a cabinet for when you may have any pain after eating and I think they are very good quality and value for the price. I am very happy with the taste and how these ones work.
I rate them 5 stars.
Gaviscon Peppermint Tablets bring fast, soothing and long lasting relief from the pain and discomfort of heartburn and acid indigestion, which for example, can occur after meals or during pregnancy / They belong to a group of medicines called 'reflux suppressants', which form a protective layer on top of the stomach contents to prevent stomach acid escaping from the stomach where it works into the food pipe where it hurts / These tablets are sugar and gluten free.