Question: Can Gaviscon Make You Constipated?

This medication can cause nausea, constipation, diarrhea, or headache.

If these symptoms persist or become severe, notify your doctor.

Using an antacid that contains only aluminum along with this product can help control diarrhea.

The aluminum in this product can cause constipation.

What are the side effects of Gaviscon?

Gaviscon Tablet, Chewable Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

  • Constipation.
  • Diarrhea.
  • Feel Like Throwing Up.
  • Stomach Cramps.
  • Taste Problems.
  • Throwing Up.

Does Gaviscon interfere with medications?

Some medicines must not be taken at the same time as Gaviscon. This is because the medicines can interfere with each other. Do not take Gaviscon within 2 hours before or after taking: antihistamines.

Can I drink water after taking Gaviscon?

Gaviscon comes as a chewable tablet and liquid to take by mouth. For the medication to work properly you need to chew the tablets thoroughly and you should not swallow them whole. Drink a full glass of water after taking the tablets. The liquid may be mixed with water or milk.

Does Gaviscon contain Aluminium?

Unlike the US version, Gaviscon Advance does not significantly neutralize stomach acid. It is not an antacid. You need some stomach acid to digest food properly. However, with Gaviscon Advance it is not an issue anyway, as it is an aluminum-free formula.

Is Gaviscon safe for kidneys?

Gaviscon ®Advance should not be used as it contains potassium which may be restricted in renal disease. Remegel ® tablets which contain calcium carbonate can also be taken occasionally provided levels of calcium in the blood are not raised above normal.

Can I take two Gaviscon?

Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses. Many times Gaviscon Tablet (aluminum hydroxide and magnesium trisilicate) is taken on an as needed basis. Do not take more often than told by the doctor.

What medications does Gaviscon interact with?

A total of 229 drugs are known to interact with Gaviscon Extra Relief Formula (alginic acid / aluminum hydroxide / magnesium carbonate).

Most frequently checked interactions

  1. amitriptyline.
  2. amlodipine.
  3. atorvastatin.
  4. Benadryl (diphenhydramine)
  5. cetirizine.
  6. furosemide.
  7. gabapentin.
  8. ibuprofen.

Is it better to take Zantac at night or in the morning?

It does not matter if you take it before, with or after food. If ranitidine is prescribed twice a day, the best time to take it is in the morning and at bedtime. If ranitidine is prescribed once daily, the best time to take it is at bedtime.

Can I take Tylenol with Gaviscon?

There were no interactions found in our database between Gaviscon Extra Strength and Tylenol – however, this does not necessarily mean no interactions exist. Always consult with your doctor or pharmacist.

What to do after taking Gaviscon?

Chew 2-4 tablets after meals and at bedtime as needed (up to 4x a day), or as directed by a doctor. For best results follow by a half glass of water or other liquid. Do not take more than 16 Regular Strength tablets in 24 hours.

Is Gaviscon liquid discontinued?

Gaviscon (sodium alginate and sodium bicarbonate; Reckitt Benckiser Healthcare) liquid 500ml prescription pack (peppermint and aniseed flavours) will be discontinued from 4 June. Gaviscon Advance liquid prescription packs will remain available.

How long before Gaviscon works?

When should the medicine start working? Gaviscon should stop any reflux after about 30 minutes.

What is the best antacid?

Our Top Picks

  • Best Overall: TUMS Ultra Strength 1000 Assorted Tropical Fruit Antacid.
  • Best Heartburn Relief: Alka-Seltzer Relief Chews Heartburn Assorted Fruit.
  • Best Liquid Antacid: Mylanta Maximum Strength Antacid, Classic Flavor, 12 Ounce.
  • Best Chewable Antacid: SoundHealth Extra Strength Antacid Chews.

Why Have I Got GERD?

One common cause of acid reflux disease is a stomach abnormality called a hiatal hernia. These are other common risk factors for acid reflux disease: Eating large meals or lying down right after a meal. Being overweight or obese.

Can you take Gaviscon with omeprazole?

You can take omeprazole with an antacid (for example, Gaviscon) if you need to, but leave a gap of 2 hours between them.

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