Gaviscon Original was the first remedy of its kind available in the UK.
It contains sodium alginate, which is derived from seaweed, and is classed as an 'alginate' which means that it forms a 'raft' in the stomach which helps prevents acid coming back up into the oesophagus (food pipe).
As such it is effective at treating the classic symptoms of heartburn (a burning pain in the chest and mild acid regurgitation).
Gaviscon Original has a soothing effect, lasting for up to four hours.
And because it doesn't enter the bloodstream it is suitable to use during pregnancy.
Choose from either a liquid (aniseed or peppermint flavour) or tablets (lemon or peppermint flavour).
ontains ingredients: Each 10ml contains 500mg sodium alginate Ph Eur, 267mg sodium bicarbonate Ph Eur and 160mg calcium carbonate Ph Eur as the active ingredients.It also contains carbomer, methyl and propyl parahydroxybenzoates, sodium saccharin, sodium hydroxide, fennel flavour, erythrosine and water. It does not contain sugar or gluten.