Treat heartburn and indigestion with the original Gaviscon formulation.

Symptoms treated:

  • Burning in chest
  • Discomfort associated with Heartburn
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Available flavors
  • Peppermint
  • Aniseed
Available sizes
  • 200ml

Dosage and Warnings

For oral administration. Shake well before use. Adults and children 12 years and over: Take 10-20ml (two to four 5ml spoonfuls) after meals and at bedtime, up to four times a day. Children under 12 years: Should be given only on medical advice. Always read the label before taking this medicine.

  • Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
  • Do not use this product after the expiry date (EXP: month/year shown).
  • Contains sodium and calcium. If you have been advised to follow a diet restricted in either of these salts please consult your doctor before taking this product.
  • See enclosed leaflet for further information.
  • Do not use this product after the expiry date (month/year).
  • Always read the label.

Active Ingredients

  • 500mg Sodium alginate (per 10 ml)
  • 267mg Sodium bicarbonate (per 10 ml)
  • 160mg Calcium carbonate (per 10 ml)

How Gaviscon Original works

Why change what’s worked for over 30 years? You can enjoy relief from heartburn today with Gaviscon’s most iconic formulation.

It all starts with sodium alginate. Refined from brown seaweed harvested from the shores of Norway, this effective formulation acts as a powerful barrier against discomfort and provides instant relief.

When the sodium alginate comes into contact with the irritating gastric acid, the alginate becomes a “raft”. It forms a protective barrier over your stomach contents, stopping acid from rising and soothing the burning sensation in your chest.

In short? You get fast relief from those unpleasant sensations that both heartburn and indigestion sufferers know so well.  

The Gaviscon formulation does not enter the bloodstream. It’s a safe and effective product that’s free from gluten - with Gaviscon Original Liquid containing no sugar at all.

As a second line of protection, sodium bicarbonate and calcium carbonate act as antacids, countering the problematic acid in the process. The protective barrier lasts for up to 4 hours.

For fast and effective aid, Gaviscon Original has you covered.

A sodium alginate solution

Sodium alginate is extracted from the cell walls of seaweed. It helps the stomach block rising acid, the root cause of the discomfort heartburn and indigestion sufferers know so well.


All the products in the Gaviscon range are designed to combat heartburn and indigestion. We have been around for more than 40 years pioneering the treatment of heartburn and indigestion and providing long-term and instant relief for millions.

Gaviscon is made using all-natural seaweed and is perfectly safe for many to take. Most people who take Gaviscon do not experience any side effects. If you do experience any side effects they are highly likely to be mild and will go away when you stop taking Gaviscon.

Speak to your doctor if you experience:

  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Stomach Cramps
  • Taste Impairment
  • Vomiting

You are more at risk of experiencing these symptoms if you take too many Gaviscon chewables.

Always follow the instructions on the back of the product.

If you ever forget to take a dose of Gaviscon, do not double the dose next time. Just carry on taking the medicine at the recommended dose. If symptoms persist after seven days, always consult your doctor. If you take too much Gaviscon it is unlikely to cause you any harm although you may feel bloated. Consult your doctor or pharmacist if this feeling does not go away.

Please have a look at Gaviscon Infant, which is specially designed for children between the ages of 1 and 2. If you’re dealing with a newborn or a very young child (below a year old), ask your doctor or pharmacist before use.

All information is not meant to diagnose or prescribe Gaviscon Range. Always read the patients insert leaflet If symptoms are severe or prolonged you should consult a doctor or a pharmacist. Product Range may vary across the markets in the Middle East