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Date reviewed: Updated 10/2023

The Verdict

Gaviscon, including liquid, tablets and chewing gum, is helpful for acid reflux symptoms

Reviews are for informational purposes only and do not constitute medical advice


The active ingredients form a protective barrier or "raft" on top of the stomach contents, which helps to prevent acid reflux and relieve symptoms

The combined action of these active ingredients in Gaviscon products helps to alleviate symptoms of heartburn and acid regurgitation by reducing the acidity of stomach contents and forming a protective barrier to prevent acid reflux into the oesophagus

The Research

Yes, Gaviscon liquid, tablets and chewing gum have been shown in clinical trials to help treat heartburn and acid reflux symptoms

A randomised, controlled trial lead by Functional Gut Clinic found that using Gaviscon four times per day (after breakfast, lunch, dinner and before bed) works best for regular reflux symptoms

What's in it?

The primary active ingredients in Gaviscon products are sodium alginate, sodium bicarbonate and calcium carbonate

*price of 600 ml bottle may vary across retailers (600 ml = around 60 servings)

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