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Strawberry heartburn relief
Gaviscon Strawberry Tablets
Member Name: Whizz11
Gaviscon Strawberry Tablets
Advantages: Work well, nice flavour
Oh my gosh, heartburn is an absolute killer. It's a pain like no other and its a really horrible feeling. I used to get heartburn quite badly when I was pregnant, it would always occur right when I tried to lay down and go to sleep and the acid would just come up my lungs and throat and I would have to sit up and not go to sleep, horrible. Now, I only get heartburn very seldomly, usually after a big meal late at night and so for those time I keep a box of Gaviscon strawberry tablets in my cupboard.
On the box it says, "Gaviscon Strawberry Flavour Tablets provide relief from the pain and discomfort of heartburn and acid indigestion, which for example can occur after meals or during pregnancy. This is exactly the situations that I need these tablets and so I 'm glad of them.
The tablets come individually packed in foil blister packs and so you can choose how many you want to take. The box says that as an adult you can take 2 to 4 tablets after meals and at bedtime up to four times a day. I find that two is perfect and lasts for a few hours and that is all I really need to take. I can tell when the symptoms are coming on but what's nice is that after I take the tablets I can really feel them working and calming down the acid and that horrible heartburn feeling.
The tablets are artifically flavoured with a pleasant strawberry flavour, probably to make them a bit easier to take. They are round and fairly small but the nice thing is that you do not need to swallow these tablets whole with water. They are chewable tablets but that does not mean they are chewy. They are more of a chalky type crunchy tablet which is fine, I crunch them and then they are gone and they taste ok. You can suck them as well if you want but I find its just easier to crunch them.
According to the box, "Each chewable tablet contains 250mg sodium alginate, 133.5mg sodium hydrogen carbonate and 80mg calcium carbonate as the active ingredients The tablets do not contain sugar or gluten. You can take this medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding."
Obviously as this is a medicine I would recommend talking to your doctor before taking but these work well for me when that horrible heartburn raises its ugly hear.
Gaviscon Strawberry costs £4.59 for a pack of 32 and is available at Boots.
Summary: Strawberry Gaviscon
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