What is Gaviscon Advance?

Category: Over the Counter Drugs

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Gaviscon Advance contains sodium alginate and potassium bicarbonate. It is used in the treatment of symptoms of gastro-oesophageal reflux such as acid regurgitation, heartburn and indigestion.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Doctor recommendation 8 3
Gastroesophageal reflux disease 7 4
Heartburn 3 3
Acid reflux 2 1
Indigestion 1 0
Stomach infection/inflammation 1 1

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 7

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Gaviscon Advance

Side effect Patients

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Gaviscon Advance

Dosage Patients
40 mL daily 1
10ml as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Gaviscon Advance

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 2
Did not seem to work 1
See all 2 patients who've stopped taking Gaviscon Advance

Duration

Currently taking Gaviscon Advance

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped taking Gaviscon Advance

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 3
Usually 2
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 4
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 5

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Gaviscon Advance after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Omeprazole (Prilosec) 1
Last updated:
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