Gaviscon treats and prevents heartburn due to acid indigestion. Shake liquid well before taking medication.

Gaviscon Overview


Gaviscon is an over the counter medication used to treat heartburn due to acid indigestion. 

It is a single product containing 2 ingredients: aluminum hydroxide and magnesium carbonate

These belong to a group of drugs called antacids. These work by work by neutralizing acid in the stomach.

This medication comes in chewable tablets and suspension and is taken two to four times a day after a meal and at bedtime, as needed.

Common side effects of Gaviscon include nausea, constipation, and diarrhea.


Patient Ratings for Gaviscon

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What are you taking Gaviscon for?

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  • Other
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Dyspepsia
  • Esophagitis, Peptic
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux
  • Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage
  • Heartburn
  • Magnesium Deficiency
  • Stomach Ulcer

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Gaviscon consists of multiple generic medications. The generic medications are listed below.

Aluminum Hydroxide

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Magnesium Carbonate

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Gaviscon Drug Class

Gaviscon is part of the drug class: