What is Gaviscon?

Category: Over the Counter Drugs


Gaviscon is a combination of the over-the-counter medications aluminum hydroxide and magnesium carbonate used for the treatment of heartburn and GERD.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 3

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Gaviscon

Side effect Patients


Based on patients currently taking Gaviscon

Dosage Patients
80-14.2mg as needed 2
80 mg-20 mg daily 1
1tbs. as needed 1
80mg-20mg as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Gaviscon

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 1
Doctor's advice 1
See all 2 patients who've stopped taking Gaviscon


Currently taking Gaviscon

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

Stopped taking Gaviscon

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
10 years or more 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 1
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 3

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Gaviscon after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Omeprazole (Prilosec) 1

Patients stopped taking Gaviscon and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Pantoprazole (Protonix) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Gaviscon.