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Gaviscon Double Action Chewable Tablets


Gaviscon Double Action Chewable Tablets provide dual relief from heartburn and indigestion, offering a two-pronged approach to digestive discomfort. These tablets work by neutralising excess stomach acid and forming a protective barrier over the stomach contents to soothe the burning sensation in your chest. They are effective for symptoms such as acid regurgitation, heartburn, and indigestion which may occur after meals or during pregnancy.


Key Features:


  • Dual-action relief: Neutralises stomach acid and forms a protective barrier.
  • Long-lasting: Provides up to 4 hours of relief from heartburn.
  • Chewable tablets: Convenient and easy to take without water.


Directions for Use: Adults and children over 12 years should chew 2-4 tablets after meals and at bedtime, up to four times a day. For children under 12 years, medical advice should be sought.


Gaviscon Double Action Chewable Tablets are a reliable remedy for those seeking comfort from digestive discomfort, allowing you to continue your day with confidence.



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What are Gaviscon Double Action Tablets?


Gaviscon Double Action Tablets from Health Pharmacy are a soothing treatment for heartburn, acid reflux, and indigestion. These tablets can be chewed and swallowed without needing a glass of water, offering convenient relief wherever and whenever heartburn strikes. If you’re seeking a fast-acting solution for heartburn and indigestion, these tablets could be ideal for you. They are available in peppermint and mixed berry flavours.


What is heartburn?


Heartburn is a symptom of acid reflux, though many people mistake them as the same condition. Acid reflux occurs when there’s indigestion and excess stomach acid moves upward toward the throat. This causes the burning sensation in the chest known as heartburn, along with symptoms like coughing, hiccups, bad breath, and an unpleasant taste in the mouth.


How will Gaviscon Double Action Tablets treat my heartburn and indigestion?


Gaviscon Double Action Tablets utilise three active ingredients to alleviate heartburn and indigestion. They contain calcium carbonate and sodium hydrogen carbonate, which act as antacids, neutralising excess stomach acid to relieve pain and discomfort. The third active ingredient, sodium alginate, forms a protective barrier over stomach contents, preventing acid reflux and soothing irritation in the chest and throat.


Can I take these tablets if I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?


Gaviscon Double Action Tablets are safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding, but it’s recommended to consult with your doctor or a Health Pharmacy pharmacist before taking any new medication. Some medications may not be suitable for you or your baby at this time, and your doctor may suggest an alternative treatment or adjust the dosage.


Can I take this product if I’m taking other medication?


If you’re taking any other medication, including over-the-counter ones, it’s best to consult your doctor or pharmacist before using this product. Some medications may interact, causing unwanted side effects or reducing effectiveness. If your doctor or pharmacist approves, make sure not to take Gaviscon tablets within 2 hours of taking any other oral medication.



How to take these tablets Take 2 – 4 Gaviscon Double Action Tablets after meals and at bedtime. Chew thoroughly and then swallow; no water is necessary. Do not exceed four times a day, with a maximum daily dosage of 16 tablets. Excessive intake may cause bloating, but it’s usually harmless. If bloating persists, consult your doctor immediately.


When should Gaviscon tablets not be used?


Gaviscon Double Action Tablets should not be given to children under 12 unless advised by a doctor. Avoid using this product if you’re allergic to sodium alginate, sodium hydrogen carbonate, calcium carbonate, or any listed ingredients. Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you:


  • Have severe kidney problems
  • Experience electrolyte disturbance causing low phosphate levels in the blood (hypophosphatemia)
  • Suffer or have suffered from significant kidney or heart disease
  • Have reduced gastric acid in your stomach


Does this product have any side effects?


Like all medications, Gaviscon Double Action Tablets can cause side effects, although not everyone experiences them. These may include symptoms of an allergic reaction, such as:


  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Skin rash
  • Itching
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Dizziness
  • Swelling of the lips, face, tongue, or throat


If you encounter these or any other side effects, discontinue use and consult your doctor or pharmacist immediately. For information on reporting medication side effects, refer to the MHRA’s Yellow Card scheme.


How to store this product Store in a cool, dry place below 30°C. Keep in the original packaging and do not use if the expiry date has passed. Keep out of reach and sight of children.


Important Information: This product is a medicine; consult your doctor or a Health Pharmacy pharmacist before use if you have underlying medical issues or are taking other medications or complementary therapies. If symptoms worsen or persist after taking this product, contact your doctor or Health Pharmacy. For medical services in your area, refer to


If pregnant, trying to conceive, or breastfeeding, consult your doctor or our pharmacist before using this product. If you have allergies, ask your doctor or pharmacist if this medicine is suitable for you.

Keep all medicines out of reach and sight of children.

Please read the leaflet included in the packaging carefully before using this product.

If appropriate, consult your GP regarding this product.


Additional information


12, 24, 48


Mint, Mixed Berries



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