WHAT IS IT?
This is medicine you take when you have got heartburn or indigestion.
WHY DID I BUY IT?
I suffer from heartburn a lot when I rush my food and because I am a very busy person sometimes I cannot help rushing my meals. I used to use Gaviscon when I was pregnant so thought I would buy a bottle of their Double Action Liquid because that says it will calm down the hot symptoms of heartburn and work to stop another attack from happening.
WHAT I THINK
I was happy that this worked when I had heartburn and it stopped it hurting so badly, it did not take all of the pain away but did soothe it a lot so that I could be comfortable for a while. The results do not last for very long though and that is a pity because I did not like the taste of this medicine and was not happy that I would have to take more of it than I was expecting to. It has got a very chalky taste that I do not think is very pleasing.
My heartburn is reduced but not for very long and my stomach felt a bit funny also after I have taken some Gaviscon Double Action, I think it is because of the chalky consistency and the way I have already eaten when I take it so it feels like it is reacting with some of the food in my stomach.
Gaviscon Double Action costs about £5 a bottle and I think that is too much for me to pay because it does not do as much for me as the normal Gaviscon and the way it doesn't last for long does not please me also.
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Gaviscon Double Action Liquid
Gaviscon Double Action Liquid is supplied in a round plastic bottle and three sizes: 150, 300 and 600ml. We tend to buy the 600ml bottle as it represents the best value for money.
Gaviscon Double Action Liquid contains Aniseed, Sodium Alginate, Sodium Bicarbonate, Calcium Carbonate, to relief the symptoms of Heartburn and Indigestion there is also a mint version available but I do find the Aniseed version effective and drink peppermint tea anyway.
Promoted as double action because it works in two ways and gives fast powerful long lasting relief on the container it states that the two ways it works are: "Neutralising excess stomach acid to relieve pain and discomfort & 2 Forming a protective barrier over the stomach contents to soothe the burning pain in your chest." There are also warnings to read all the instructions and ensure you are not allergic to any of the ingredients and that it contains possible allergens for some there is a warning that it contains "Methyl Parahydroxybenzoate (E218) and Propyl Parahydroxybenzoate (E216) which may cause allergic reactions (possibly delayed). Each 20ml dose contains 11.06 mmol Sodium and 6.5 mmol Calcium. If you have been advised a diet restricted in any of these please ask your doctor before taking this product. After taking the product: If symptoms persist after 7 days, consult your doctor. Possible Side Effects: Very rare (less than 1 in 10,000) chance of skin rash or difficulty in breathing due to an allergic reaction from the ingredients."
We buy this after my husband was given some on prescription for reflux following an injury and although he does not like the taste, I do like the Aniseed and use this whenever I suffer the discomfort of indigestion or reflux.
I notice that it is now also available in mint flavour and I guess this would suit the OH much better , however we have yet to try the mint version.
The claims that Gaviscon Double Action works in 3 minutes do seem to be on the whole true in my case, the relief is almost immediate and I have never timed it. Re-dosing is not usually necessary for me either.
A good value product that seems to live up to the claims and would suit anyone suffering the pain and discomfort of indigestion or reflux.
Price & Availability:
I think I paid around £10.00 last time I bought a big bottle from Boots. I have just checked on-line and they are advertising the 150ml size at £4.05. Available from all good pharmacies.
Thank you for reading my review
Gaviscon Double Action Liquid is a combination of two antacids and an alginate and works in two ways: 1) neutralising excess stomach acid to relieve pain and discomfort / 2) forming a protective barrier over the stomach contents to soothe the burning pain in your chest / Gaviscon Double Action Liquid is used for the treatment of symptoms of gastro-oesophageal reflux such as acid regurgitation,heartburn and indigestionwhich may occur,for example,following meals or during pregnancy and symptoms of excess stomach acidity.