Gaviscon Infant is formulated for treatment of regurgitation and reflux in Infants and young Children. Gaviscon Infant stabilises the Stomach contents and so reduces the incidence of reflux and regurgitation of feeds.
Breast-fed Infants: Under 4.5kg(10lb) one dose. Over 4.5kg(10lb) two doses. Add 5ml of cooled boiled water to the powder in a glass. Mix to a smooth paste and add another 10ml of water to the mix. Give after each feed, using a spoon or feeding bottle. Bottle-fed Infants: Under 4.5kg(10lb) one dose to be mixed into not less than 115ml of each feed in the bottle and shake well. Over 4.5kg(10lb) two doses to be mixed into not less than 225ml of each feed in bottle and shaken well. Young children: Two doses prepared as for breast-fed infants. To be taken after each meal. Do not use in infants under 1 year of age except under medical supervision.
Each dose of gaviscon Infant contains Sodium alginate 225mg, magnesium alginate 87.5mg. It also contains mannitol and Colloidal silica.
Always read enclosed label and leaflet before use. Do not use with other feed thickening agents or infant milk preparations containing a thickening agent. Do not use more than the stated amount. Do not give more than six times in 24 hours. May have a laxative effect or cause diarrhoea. Each sachet contains approximately 21mg of sodium. Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
Medicines have benefits and some have risks. Always read the label carefully and use strictly as directed. If symptoms persist or you have side effects please consult your doctor, pharmacist or healthcare professional. Vitamins are supplementary to and not a replacement for a balanced diet.