The main ingredient in Gaviscon products is not an antacid. It is an ingredient called sodium alginate. Sodium alginate acts as a ‘raft’ that forms over the contents of your stomach to help relieve reflux. Gaviscon Dual Action contains a higher concentration of calcium carbonate, to help neutralise excess stomach acid.
Gaviscon Dual Action brings fast, soothing and long-lasting relief from the pain and discomfort of heartburn (gastric reflux) and indigestion. It works in two different ways. Read more
Gastro-oesophageal reflux (also known as heartburn or reflux) occurs when the contents of the stomach escape back up into the oesophagus (food pipe). The sodium alginate in Gaviscon acts as a ‘raft’ that forms over the contents of your stomach to help relieve reflux. Gaviscon Original soothes and cools the oesophagus, effectively relieving the classic – and often painful – symptoms of heartburn, so you can feel relief.