Gaviscon Infant


    Gaviscon Infant Powder for Oral Suspension is for regurgitation and gastric reflux and infants and young children.



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    Dosage and Warnings

    Gaviscon Infant is not to be used in infants under 1 year of age, except under medical supervision. Sterile powder for oral administration. Each sachet contains one dose. Prepare immediately before use, as directed below. Do not give more than six times in 24 hours. 

    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: Inder 4.5kg (10lb), one dose to be mixed into not less than 115mL of each feed in the bottle and shaken well. Over4.5kg (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 each meal.

    • Please read enclosed leaflet before use. Do not use Gaviscon Infant with other feed 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. maximum daily dose for infants over 4.5 kg (10lb) or for young children, equates to intake of 3.45g of mannitol E421. Products containing mannitol may have a laxative effect cause diarrhoea. Each sachet is security sealed. Do not use if damaged. Each sachet of Gaviscon Infant contains approximately 21mg (0.92mmol) sodium. If your infant has been put on low sodium (salt) diet ask your doctor or other health professional before taking the product. Keep out of reach and sight of children.


    Each dose of powder contains:
    Sodium Alginate 225mg, Magnesium Alginate 87.5mg.
    Also contains Mannitol E421

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    How Gaviscon Infant works

    Gaviscon Infant helps prevents reflux, where the stomach contents seep back up the oesophagus (food pipe). It contains two ingredients derived from seaweed called alginates. It works by thickening the baby’s stomach contents so that the milk is more difficult to regurgitate.

    Treatment with Gaviscon Infant helps to significantly reduce how often a baby brings up milk and also makes the reflux less severe.¹ The number of times a baby is sick can be reduced by nearly two thirds by using Gavison Infant.¹


    1. Miller S. Curr, Med Res Opin. 1999;15(3):160-168.

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