Alginate is a component extracted from brown seaweed.
A type of medicine that is alkaline in nature and works by neutralising excess acid.
Many products in the Gaviscon range are suitable to use during pregnancy and whilst breastfeeding. These include Gaviscon Original and Gaviscon Double Action in both liquid and tablet format . This is because they act physically rather than entering the bloodstream.
Medicines can affect the unborn baby. Always talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking any medicine in pregnancy.
Movement of stomach acid back up into the esophagus.
It is a condition caused by gastro-esophageal reflux. Symptoms include those of heartburn and regurgitation. It is often associated with weakening of the muscle which controls entry of food into the stomach.