Gaviscon Infant Sachets
Gaviscon Infant Sachets provide fast, soothing and long-lasting relief from the pain and discomfort of heartburn and acid indigestion for your children. It is a popular over-the-counter medicine for treating gastric reflux.
What Causes Gastric Reflux?
Gastric Reflux is most likely caused by certain foods and drinks. However, it can be a symptom of other conditions as well as a side effect from certain medications.
How Does Gaviscon Infant Sachets Relieve Children of Gastric Reflux?
Gaviscon infant sachets are an oral powder which is suitable for children ages 1 to 2. It contains two main ingredients, sodium alginate and magnesium alginate. Both of these are known reflux suppressants.
These form a gel in the stomach when they come in contact with the stomach acid. This causes stomach contents to thicken and prevents reflux.
Who are these Gavison Infant Sachets Suitable for?
Gavison Infant Sachets should only be used for infants aged 1-2 years. You should not use this product if your child is allergic to any of the ingredients. Do not use if you’re using a thickening agent for feeding. If your infant is taking medication, please consult a doctor or healthcare provider before using Gavison Infant Sachets.
Uses / Instructions
How to use Gaviscon Infant Sachets:
Breast-fed infants: Under 4.5kg (10lb) one dose. Over 4.5kg (10lb), two doses. Add 5ml of cooled, boiled water to the powder in a glass. Mix to a smooth paste and add another 10ml water to the mix. Give after each feed, using a spoon or feeding bottle.
Bottle-fed infants: Under 4.5kg (10lb), one dose to be mixed into not less than 115ml of each feed in the bottle and shaken well. Over 4.5kg (10lb) two doses to be mixed into not less than 225ml of each feed in the bottle and shaken well.
Young Children: Two doses, prepared as for breast-fed infants. To be taken after each meal.
Caution before using Gaviscon Infant Sachets:
Gaviscon is not to be used by infants under 1 year of age, except under medical supervision.
Do not use Gaviscon Infant with other food thickening agents or infant milk preparations containing a thickening agent.
Do not use more than the stated amount.
Do not give more than six times in 24 hours.
Products containing Mannitol may have a laxative effect or cause diarrhoea.
Each sachet is security sealed. Do not use if damaged.
If your infant has been put on a low sodium (salt) diet ask your doctor or other health professional before taking the product. Do not store above 30C.
You should carefully read all product packaging and labels prior to use
Possible side effects of using Gaviscon Infant Sachets:
May have a laxative effect and cause diarrhoea due to the product’s mannitol content.