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Strawberry Gaviscon - Your Own Personal Fire Fighter.
Gaviscon Strawberry Tablets
Member Name: Karonher
Gaviscon Strawberry Tablets
Advantages: Better taste than other Gaviscon products.
Disadvantages: Nothing springs to mind.
Normally I find that when I get heartburn and indigestion it is not too bad and I can normally control it with Tums, but there are certain times when it is worse and then I want something a bit stronger. This is normally around Christmas and when I am on holiday as I am likely to eat and drink more.
When I was in Superdrug recently they had packs of Strawberry Flavoured tablets for £1.89 for 32 so I thought this would be a good time to try them. Gaviscon claim that they bring fast, soothing and long lasting relief and that the ingredients create "a foam barrier which floats on the stomach acid" (taken from their website), so who was I to turn down the chance of a foam barrier in my stomach?
The only thing I had a problem with Gaviscon is the need to chew the tablets as I suck Tums, but with the Strawberry flavour it was made much easier. As with many medicinal items there are guidelines about how many to take and what to do if the symptoms persist and here they should not be taken by those under 12. There is a clear and not unpleasant Strawberry taste and it does not linger once the tablet has been swallowed.
Contents - taken from a selling site as I only have the tablet strip in the house at present.
Ingredients: Sodium Alginate 250mg, Sodium Bicarbonate 133.5mg , Calcium Carbonate 80mg, Mannitol (E421), Macrogol 20,000 , Aspartame (E951), Magnesium Stearate, Xylitol and Carmellose Sodium, Red Iron Oxide (E172), Strawberry Cream Flavour.
I do feel that these are more effective than Tums when the symptoms are bad and I tend only to use them when I am sure Tums can't cope and spending time awake is going to be a problem. They have never let me down and I always make sure that I have a pack with me if I am likely to be eating out or eating and drinking late at night. It is also possible to take these if the symptoms occur when you are pregnant so this should be a relief for many soon to be mums who have had to suffer before.
Definitely 5 stars for these tablets.
Summary: Good to have when hearburn starts.
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