This medicine is used for the following purposes:
- stomach acid reflux
- ulcers in stomach or intestines
Brand Name(s): Gaviscon Chewable
Generic Name: Aluminum Hydroxide/Magnesium Trisilicate
Chew the pill and swallow.
Take the medicine after eating a meal.
Swallow with a full glass (8 oz) of water unless your doctor gives you different instructions.
Store at room temperature away from heat, light, and moisture. Do not keep in the bathroom.
To reduce constipation, eat high fiber foods, drink plenty of water and exercise.
This medicine can reduce the absorption of other medicines. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about the best times to use this product.
If you forget to take a dose on time, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, do not take the missed dose. Return to your normal schedule. Do not take 2 doses at one time.
Drug interactions can change how medicines work or increase risk for side effects. Tell your health care providers about all medicines taken. Include prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal medicines. Speak with your doctor or pharmacist before starting or stopping any medicine.
Tell your doctor if symptoms do not get better or if they get worse.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine.
Do not use the medication any more than instructed.
Please check with your doctor before drinking alcohol while on this medicine.
Avoid smoking while on this medicine. Smoking may increase your risk for stomach bleeding.
Tell the doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or breastfeeding.
This medicine may contain aspartame (phenylalanine). Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you have a medical condition that requires you to limit or avoid this ingredient.
The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.
Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you notice any of these more serious side effects:
- decreased appetite
- irregular heart beat
- shallow, irregular breathing
- coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds
- slow heartbeat
- muscle weakness
- stomach pain
- dark, tarry stool
- unusual or unexplained tiredness or weakness
- difficulty or discomfort urinating
A few people may have an allergic reaction to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.
Please speak with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you have any questions about this medicine.
IMPORTANT NOTE: This document tells you briefly how to take your medicine, but it does not tell you all there is to know about it. Your doctor or pharmacist may give you other documents about your medicine. Please talk to them if you have any questions. Always follow their advice.
There is a more complete description of this medicine available in English. Scan this code on your smartphone or tablet or use the web address below. You can also ask your pharmacist for a printout. If you have any questions, please ask your pharmacist.
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