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Gaviscon Infant Sachets are a paediatric treatment for gastric reflux for children younger than 2. Gaviscon Infant Sachets can also be also used during meal times to help relieve symptoms and balance the stomach. Each dose sachet contains two anti-acids (sodium alginate and magnesium alginate) which work together to bring ease to your baby.
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What are Gaviscon Infant Sachets?
Gaviscon Infant Sachets are an effective way of treating regurgitation and reflux in children. It is suitable for both breast and formula-fed babies along with any other food they might be given. The sachets can be mixed in during meal times with ease.
How does it work?
Gaviscon Infant Sachets contain a combination of two anti-acids (sodium alginate and magnesium alginate) that work together to settle stomachs, prevent gastric regurgitation and reduce discomfit in infants when feeding.
Are Gaviscon Infant Sachets suitable for me?
If your child is of 2 years or younger and experiences regular reflux during or after feeding, Gaviscon Infant Sachets might be the product for you. Consult your physician for the best treatment.
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All medications can cause potential side effects, below we have listed some potential side effects, however, these do not always occur.
Disclaimer: This website does not constitute as medical advice, you should also consult with a doctor before taking medication. If you experience any major reactions to any medication you are taking, you must seek immediate medical attention.
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All orders placed before 14:00 on weekdays will be delivered the next working day. For the majority of the UK, medication will be dispatched by Royal Mail, Monday to Friday, if ordered before 14:00. Dispatches are sent using Royal Mail's Next-Day Tracked 24-Hour service. We will email you tracking information directly and you should receive your order the day after dispatch.
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We know that many of our customers turn to us when they need personal medication, preferring to use our online service rather than shopping for the product face to face. That is why our delivery is always discreetly packaged in plain brown boxes or enveloped. You will not have to worry about any content descriptions, and the package will be for your eyes only!
Commonly Used Dosage Guidelines for Gaviscon Infant Sachets.
Depending on how you feed your child (bottle-fed or breastfed), your child will take the medicine differently:
- For bottle-fed infants, mix a sachet into 115ml (4 fluid oz) of milk in the bottle, make sure to shake the bottle well, then feed as per normal.
- For breastfed infants (of 2 or younger), mix the sachet with 5ml (1 teaspoon) of cool boiled water to create a paste. Add a further 10ml (2 teaspoons) of water and then mix. If your child is breastfed feed them the solution during feeding or during a meal using a spoon or bottle. For all other infants, give them the mixture at the end of each meal using a spoon or bottle
Do not give more than 6 times in any 24-hour period. Do not use it for more than 7 days without speaking to your doctor.
Disclaimer: This website does not provide medical advice. No information listed on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment before undergoing a new health care regimen, and never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.
Gaviscon Infant Sachets Patient Leaflet
How it works
This is a quick process and should only take 1 - 2 minutes. All of your answers are confidential, and just like a GP consultation, you will know what treatment is most suitable for you instantly upon completion.
Once you have completed the quick online form, select the treatment option most suitable to you and checkout securely.
A medical professional will review your answers to the online medical consultation and determine if it’s safe to prescribe and what treatments are available.
Buy Gaviscon Infant Sachets Online
Please note the information below is intended for general knowledge, please read the patient information leaflet and/or the information provided by a healthcare professional for more specific guidance. This information should not substitute medical advice.
You can buy Gaviscon Infant Sachets online from our UK-registered online pharmacy partners. Complete an online consultation form and our system will show you if you are eligible to purchase Gaviscon Infant Sachets online. Our pharmacists will then review your order of Gaviscon Infant Sachets and dispatch it discreetly to your address.
How to buy Gaviscon Infant Sachets online?
You can buy Gaviscon Infant Sachets by following the following steps.
- Fill out our online consultation form
- If you are eligible to purchase Gaviscon Infant Sachets you will be shown it as one of your treatment options
- Pay online and receive your order to the comfort of your chosen address
Can I get Gaviscon Infant Sachets on the NHS?
Whether or not you can get Gaviscon Infant Sachets on the NHS is dependent on your local guidelines and eligibility status. It is best to contact your local GP service if you are unsure of whether you can get Gaviscon Infant Sachets from the NHS.
Can you get Gaviscon Infant Sachets over the counter?
No, you can’t get Gaviscon Infant Sachets over the counter without a prescription or consultation. Gaviscon Infant Sachets is a regulated medication so all purchases need to have a prescription and/or suitable consultation form completed.
Can I buy Gaviscon Infant Sachets online even if I have never taken it before?
A prescribing pharmacist will need to review your consultation form before the medication can be dispatched. One of our partner prescribing pharmacists will review the consultation form and will decide if you are eligible to buy Gaviscon Infant Sachets.
Is Gaviscon Infant Sachets safe?
If you have been prescribed Gaviscon Infant Sachets then it is at the discretion of the prescriber.
However, all medications can potentially have adverse effects and should be taken exactly as prescribed. If you experience any side effects when taking Gaviscon Infant Sachets then you should contact a doctor immediately.
Are there any foods that should be avoided when taking Gaviscon Infant Sachets?
We recommend you read the patient information leaflet for this product thoroughly before taking the treatment. This is essential to understanding any interactions that can occur and to take the medication safely.
How long does Gaviscon Infant Sachets take to work?
The time it takes for a Gaviscon Infant Sachets to work can vary greatly depending on several factors, such as the strength, the individual's age, weight, and overall health, as well as any potential interactions with other medications or substances. Generally, the effects of Gaviscon Infant Sachets may be noticeable within the time frame outlined by the prescribing pharmacist. It is important to follow the prescribed dosage and instructions provided by your healthcare professional, and to consult them if you have any concerns or questions about the medication's efficacy or possible side effects.
How effective is Gaviscon Infant Sachets?
The effectiveness of Gaviscon Infant Sachets can vary significantly depending on various factors, such as the dosage, the condition being treated, the individual's age, weight, and overall health, as well as the presence of any other medications or substances that might interact with it. While some medications may be highly effective for certain individuals and conditions, others might experience a lesser degree of benefit or may require adjustments to the dosage or additional treatments to achieve the desired results.
What are the risks of taking Gaviscon Infant Sachets?
At Welzo, we are dedicated to providing our customers with accurate and comprehensive information about medications. We believe that understanding the potential risks and side effects associated with a medication is essential for making informed decisions about your health. This guide outlines some general considerations for assessing the risks of medication and includes references to the National Health Service (NHS) for further information.
- Read the Patient Information Leaflet (PIL): Every medication comes with a Patient Information Leaflet, which provides essential details about the drug, its uses, and potential side effects. Be sure to read this leaflet carefully before starting any new medication. The Electronic medicines compendium has a list of patient leaflets. you can visit by heading to medicines.org
- Be aware of potential side effects: All medications have the potential to cause side effects, ranging from mild and short-lived symptoms to more serious, long-lasting issues. It's important to understand the possible side effects of a medication and how to manage them. The NHS has a helpful resource on managing medication side effects, while also speaking to a healthcare professional is important in understanding any potential risks of taking Gaviscon Infant Sachets.
- Interactions with other medications: Some medications may interact with others, leading to increased side effects or reduced effectiveness. Make sure to inform your healthcare professional about all the medications and supplements you are currently taking. The NHS offers a useful tool for checking potential drug interactions here.
- Contraindications and precautions: Certain medical conditions or factors may make it unsafe for you to take a particular medication. Before starting any new medication, inform your healthcare professional about your medical history and any current health issues. The NHS provides more information about contraindications and precautions here.
- Appropriate use and dosage: It's crucial to follow the prescribed dosage and instructions for taking a medication to ensure its effectiveness and minimise the risk of side effects. The NHS has a useful guide on using medicines safely here.
- Monitoring and follow-up: Some medications require regular monitoring or follow-up appointments with your healthcare professional to ensure their safety and effectiveness. Be sure to schedule and attend these appointments as needed.
Can I buy Gaviscon Infant Sachets in the UK?
Yes, you can buy Gaviscon Infant Sachets in the UK with a valid prescription and or consultation form. Gaviscon Infant Sachets is available in the UK for purchase from local pharmacies with a valid prescription and or consultation and to purchase from Welzo if in stock. It is imperative that you ensure that the pharmacy you are buying the products from is licensed and registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).
Where can I buy Gaviscon Infant Sachets?
You can buy Gaviscon Infant Sachets online from Welzo.com upon completion of a consultation form and a free review from a prescribing pharmacist.
Are Gaviscon Infant Sachets users satisfied with the product?
We have a list of reviews from customers taking Gaviscon Infant Sachets at the bottom of this page. For more information of the reviews of Gaviscon Infant Sachets head over to drugs.com for further details.
Can I buy Gaviscon Infant Sachets from an online pharmacy?
Yes, you can purchase Gaviscon Infant Sachets from an online pharmacy. However, this is dependent on your eligibility for the medication.
How much does Gaviscon Infant Sachets cost?
The costs of Gaviscon Infant Sachets are listed at the top of the page. Pricing is provided as a reference as treatment options will be shown upon completing the consultation form.
How quickly do Gavison Infant Sachets work?
Gaviscon should help to stop any reflux after about 30 minutes.
Why does my baby have reflux?
It is a common problem amongst infants as their gut is immature and relies on a liquid diet. Reflux usually goes away after the first year of the baby's life, Gaviscon Infant can help relieve this. If your baby is below a year of age and has symptoms, consult your doctor before using our product.
When is the best time to take Gaviscon Infant Sachets?
During meal time. The sachets can be mixed in during any meal times with ease for both formula and breast-fed babies.
How many Gaviscon Infant Sachets can a baby have?
One sachet is recommended for babies below 4.5 kilograms and two sachets are recommended for babies above 4.5 kilograms. Do not feed more than 6 sachets over a period of 24 hours. If your baby is 1 or younger, consult with your doctor about the use of Gaviscon Infant.
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I was pleasantly surprised by how quickly and effectively the product worked, and how long-lasting the effects were.