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Gaviscon Infant

Category
Infants and Babies, Antacids and Gastrointestinal
Manufacturer
RB UK
Pack size
30 x 2g
RRP
£8.99
Legal Status
(P)

Uses

Helps to prevent gastric regurgitation in infants where competence of the cardiac sphincter has not been fully established. The indications for use are gastric regurgitation, gastro-oesophageal reflux and reflux associated with hiatus hernia in infants and young children.

Format and Ingredients

Sachet of powder containing:

Sodium Alginate 225mg
Magnesium Alginate 87.5mg

Dosage

For oral use after mixing with water or milk feed. Infants under 10lbs/4.5kg: 1 sachet. Over 10lbs/4.5kg: 2 sachets. Bottle-fed infants: mix each sachet into 115ml (4 fl. oz.) of feed in the bottle. Shake well. Breast fed infants and other infants up to 2 years: mix each sachet with 5ml (1 teaspoon) of cooled boiled water until a smooth paste is formed. Add another 10ml (2 teaspoons) of cooled boiled water and mix. For breast fed infants give part way through each feed or meal using a spoon or feeding bottle. For all other infants give at the end of each meal, using a spoon or feeding bottle. Should not be administered more than 6 times in 24 hours. Not to be used in premature infants or infants under one year except under medical supervision. Not suitable for children over 2 years, adults or the elderly.