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Gaviscon Side Effects

Common Gaviscon Side Effects


The most commonly reported Gaviscon side effects (click to view or check a box to report):

Feeling Abnormal (6)
Coagulopathy (6)
Abdominal Pain Upper (5)
Abdominal Distension (5)
Convulsion (5)
Blood Glucose Increased (5)
Pain (5)
Prothrombin Time Abnormal (5)
Diarrhoea (5)
Gastrointestinal Necrosis (4)
Failure Of Implant (4)
Abdominal Pain (4)
Nausea (4)
Vomiting (4)
Tooth Fracture (4)
Oropharyngeal Pain (4)
Rash (4)
Pulmonary Embolism (4)
Haemoglobin Decreased (3)
Rectal Haemorrhage (3)

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If you or someone in your family has experienced a serious side effect to a health product, you are encouraged to report the experience to your health care professional (e.g. physician, pharmacist). You could also complete a copy of the side effect reporting form or report your side effect to FDA.

Side effects reports are analyzed to discover potential health product safety signals. Some important reactions may take an extremely long time to develop or occur infrequently. Continued monitoring of adverse reactions is thus essential to maintain a comprehensive safety and effectiveness profile of health products.

Gaviscon Side Effects Reported to FDA

The following Gaviscon reports list potential signals of serious risks and new safety information that were identified using the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS).
FAERS is a database that contains information on adverse event and medication errors reports submitted to FDA by healthcare professionals (such as physicians, pharmacists, nurses and others), consumers (such as patients, family members, layers and others) and manufacturers.


The appearance of Gaviscon on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has found a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.
Abdominal Pain Upper
This is a report of a 60-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Gaviscon (dosage: NA, start time: NS), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s). The consumer presented with:
  • Abdominal Pain Upper
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Gaviscon treatment in female patients, resulting in abdominal pain upper side effect.

Glossitis, Feeling Abnormal
This report suggests a potential Gaviscon Glossitis, Feeling Abnormal side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 78-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: dyspepsia and used Gaviscon (dosage: NA) starting Jan 16, 2014. Soon after starting Gaviscon the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Glossitis
  • Feeling Abnormal
Drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Gaviscon demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as glossitis, may still occur.

Dry Mouth, Oropharyngeal Pain, Cough
This Dry Mouth, Oropharyngeal Pain, Cough problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 65-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On NS this consumer started treatment with Gaviscon (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Sodium Alginate/sodium Bicarbonate/a Lginic Acid/magnesium Trisilicate/aluminium Hydroxide Gel, Drie
When commencing Gaviscon, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects:
  • Dry Mouth
  • Oropharyngeal Pain
  • Cough
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as dry mouth, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.

Faeces Discoloured
This is a report of a 23-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: gastrooesophageal reflux disease,eructation and was treated with Gaviscon (dosage: NA) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Gas-x
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following side effects:
  • Faeces Discoloured
This opens a possibility that Gaviscon treatment could cause the above reactions, including faeces discoloured, and some male subjects may be more susceptible.


Blunted Affect
A 65-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US with the following symptoms/conditions: dyspepsia started Gaviscon treatment (dosage: Taken From- 1 Years) on NS. Soon after starting Gaviscon treatment, the subject experienced various side effects, including:
  • Blunted Affect
Concurrently used drugs: NA. This finding indicates that some male patients could be more vulnerable to Gaviscon.

Abdominal Distension, Abdominal Pain
A 79-year-old female patient from US (weight: NA) experienced symptoms, such as: NA and was treated with Gaviscon(dosage: NA). The treatment was initiated on NS. After that a consumer reported the following side effect(s):
  • Abdominal Distension
  • Abdominal Pain
Concurrently used drugs, which potentially could have contributed to side effect(s) or affected Gaviscon efficacy:
  • Pepcid
  • Zantac


Oropharyngeal Pain, Oral Pain, Throat Irritation
In this report, Gaviscon was administered for the following condition: hernia.A 77-year-old female consumer from US (weight: NA) started Gaviscon treatment (dosage: NA) on Mar 10, 2013.Sometime after starting the treatment, the patient complained of the following side effect(s):
  • Oropharyngeal Pain
  • Oral Pain
  • Throat Irritation
A possible interaction with other drugs could have contributed to this reaction: NA.Establishing a causal relationship between a specific drug and consumer's side effects is complex, but it is possible that in this report Gaviscon treatment could be related to the listed above side effect(s).

Vomiting
This is a report of the following Gaviscon side effect(s):
  • Vomiting
A 85-year-old male patient from US (weight: NA) presented with the following condition: ulcer and received a treatment with Gaviscon (dosage: NA) starting: Feb 27, 2013.The following concurrently used drugs could have generated interactions: NA.This report suggests that a Gaviscon treatment could be associated with the listed above side effect(s).

Vertigo, Cerebral Haemorrhage, Nystagmus, Vomiting
This Gaviscon report was submitted by a 76-year-old male consumer from GB (weight: NA). The patient was diagnosed with: NA and Gaviscon was administered (dosage: NA) starting: Oct 01, 2013. The consumer developed a set of symptoms:
  • Vertigo
  • Cerebral Haemorrhage
  • Nystagmus
  • Vomiting
Other drugs used simultaneously:
  • Losartan
  • Morphine Sulfate
  • Omeprazole
  • Tadalafil
  • Meloxicam (7.5 Mg)
  • Xarelto (20 Mg)
  • Doxazosin
  • Furosemide
The patient was hospitalized.Those unexpected symptoms could be linked to a Gaviscon treatment, however establishing a potential drug-safety problem requires a more detailed clinical analysis.

Candida Infection, Tongue Eruption, Tongue Disorder, Tongue Discolouration
This is a report of a possible correlation between Gaviscon Extra Strength Tablets use and the following symptoms/side effect(s):
  • Candida Infection
  • Tongue Eruption
  • Tongue Disorder
  • Tongue Discolouration
which could contribute to an assessment of Gaviscon Extra Strength Tablets risk profile.A 54-year-old male consumer from US (weight: NA) was suffering from NA and was treated with Gaviscon Extra Strength Tablets (dosage: NA) starting 201311.Other concurrent medications:
  • Alka Seltzer Plus
  • Pravastatin


Nausea
A 68-year-old male patient from US (weight: NA) presented with the following symptoms: NA and after a treatment with Gaviscon (dosage: NA) experienced the following side effect(s):
  • Nausea
The treatment was started on NS. Gaviscon was used in combination with the following drugs: NA.This report could alert potential Gaviscon consumers.

Micturition Disorder, Urine Analysis Abnormal
In this report, a 67-year-old male patient from US (weight: NA) was affected by a possible Gaviscon side effect.The patient was diagnosed with NA. After a treatment with Gaviscon (dosage: NA, start date: NS), the patient experienced the following side effect(s):
  • Micturition Disorder
  • Urine Analysis Abnormal
The following simultaneously used drugs could have led to this reaction: NA.The findings here stress that side effects should be taken into consideration when evaluating a Gaviscon treatment.

Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease
This is a report of a 70-year-old female patient from US (weight: NA), who used Gaviscon (dosage: NA) for a treatment of gastrooesophageal reflux disease. After starting a treatment on NS, the patient experienced the following side effect(s):
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease
The following drugs could possibly have interacted with the Gaviscon treatment NA.Taken together, these observations suggest that a Gaviscon treatment could be related to side effect(s), such as Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease.

Flatulence, Cough
This flatulence side effect was reported by a physician from US. A 63-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA. The patient was prescribed Gaviscon Chewable (dosage: Unk), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Vitamin D3 (1000 Unit, Unk)
  • Msm (500 Mg, Unk)
  • Fish Oil (Unk)
  • Omega 3 /01333901/ (340 Mg, Unk)
  • Multivitamins, Plain (Unk)
  • Clopidogrel (300 Mg, Unk)
  • Enbrel (25 Mg, 2 Times/wk)
  • Restasis (0.05 %, Unk)
When starting to take Gaviscon Chewable the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Flatulence
  • Cough
These side effects may potentially be related to Gaviscon Chewable.

Haematochezia, Faeces Discoloured
This is a Gaviscon Extra Strength side effect report of a 79-year-old male patient (weight:NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Gaviscon Extra Strength (dosage:NA, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Celebrex
, and developed a serious reaction and a haematochezia side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Haematochezia
  • Faeces Discoloured
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Gaviscon Extra Strength treatment in male patients suffering from NA, resulting in haematochezia.

Hyperhidrosis, Cardiac Arrest, Myocardial Infarction, Pallor, Chest Pain
This report suggests a potential Gaviscon hyperhidrosis side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 47-year-old male patient from UNITED KINGDOM (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): dyspepsia and used Gaviscon (dosage: Unk) starting Jul 02, 2011. Soon after starting Gaviscon the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Myocardial Infarction
  • Pallor
  • Chest Pain
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Aspirin (Unk)
Although Gaviscon demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as hyperhidrosis, may still occur.

Fall, Joint Swelling, Hypotension
This fall problem was reported by a pharmacist from UNITED KINGDOM. A 65-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): NA.On NS a consumer started treatment with Gaviscon (dosage: 1 Df 5-10mls Four Times Daily). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Acetylsalicylic Acid (75 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Atorvastatin Calcium (60mg Once Per Day, 20mg And 40mg)
  • Amlodipine Besylate (5 Mg, 1x/day Longterm In The Morning)
  • Ramipril (5 Mg, 1x/day In The Morning)
  • Ventolin (2 Df, As Required)
  • Gliclazide (40 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Calogen (30 Ml, 3x/day)
  • Ensure Plus
When commencing Gaviscon, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Fall
  • Joint Swelling
  • Hypotension
The patient was hospitalized. Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as fall, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Abdominal Pain, Pleural Effusion, Hyperbilirubinaemia, Cholestasis, Diarrhoea, Pyrexia, Aplasia, Lung Disorder
This is a Gaviscon side effect report of a 55-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from FRANCE. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: NA and was treated with Gaviscon (dosage: Unk) starting Feb 26, 2012. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Acetaminophen (Unk)
  • Neupogen (450 Mug, Unk)
  • Perikabiven (Unk)
  • Ondansetron (8 Mg, Unk)
  • Tramadol Hydrochloride (Unk)
  • Hydrea (3 G, Unk)
  • Kabiven (Unk)
  • Vancomycin (Unk)
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Hyperbilirubinaemia
  • Cholestasis
  • Diarrhoea
  • Pyrexia
  • Aplasia
  • Lung Disorder
The patient was hospitalized. This opens a possibility that Gaviscon could cause acute respiratory distress syndrome and that some male patients may be more susceptible.

Gamma-glutamyltransferase Increased
A female patient (weight: NA) from FRANCE with the following symptoms: NA started Gaviscon (france) treatment (dosage: 1) on Jul 11, 2011. Soon after starting Gaviscon (france) treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Gamma-glutamyltransferase Increased
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Oxazepam
  • Aspirin
  • Lamotrigine
  • Plastenan
  • Acetaminophen
  • Tramadol Hcl
  • Polyethylene Glycol
  • Stablon
This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Gaviscon (france) side effects, such as gamma-glutamyltransferase increased.

Muscle Twitching, Screaming
This muscle twitching side effect was reported by a health professional from . A female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Gaviscon (dosage: NA), which was started on Dec 08, 2011. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Ranitidine Hydrochloride (12 Mg (4 Mg, 3 In 1 D), Oral)
  • Domperidone (domperidone)
.When starting to take Gaviscon the consumer reported symptoms, such as:
  • Muscle Twitching
  • Screaming
These side effects may potentially be related to Gaviscon.

Blood Cholesterol Increased, Haemoglobin Decreased, Blood Glucose Increased, Aphasia
This is a report of a 67-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from UNITED KINGDOM, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Gaviscon (dosage: NA, start time: Jan 01, 2006), combined with:
  • Nortriptyline Hcl
  • Simvastatin (40 Mg (40 Mg, 1 In 1 D), Oral)
  • Lansoprazole
  • Perindopril Erbumine
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s). The consumer presented with:
  • Blood Cholesterol Increased
  • Haemoglobin Decreased
  • Blood Glucose Increased
  • Aphasia
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Gaviscon treatment in male patients, resulting in blood cholesterol increased side effect.

Cognitive Disorder, Blood Urea Increased, Aphasia
This report suggests a potential Gaviscon Cognitive Disorder, Blood Urea Increased, Aphasia side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 67-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from UNITED KINGDOM was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: dyspepsia,blood cholesterol increased,irritable bowel syndrome,hypertension and used Gaviscon (dosage: NA) starting May 08, 2009. Soon after starting Gaviscon the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Cognitive Disorder
  • Blood Urea Increased
  • Aphasia
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Simvastatin
  • Nortriptyline Hcl
  • Perindopril Erbumine
  • Lansoprazole
Although Gaviscon demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as cognitive disorder, may still occur.

Aphasia
This Aphasia problem was reported by a physician from UNITED KINGDOM. A 67-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: dyspepsia,hypertension. On Jan 01, 2006 this consumer started treatment with Gaviscon (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Perindopril
  • Lansoprazole
  • Nortriptyline Hcl
  • Simvastatin
When commencing Gaviscon, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects:
  • Aphasia
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as aphasia, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.

Oral Disorder, Dental Caries
This is a report of a 45-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: gastrooesophageal reflux disease and was treated with Gaviscon (dosage: NA) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA.Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following side effects:
  • Oral Disorder
  • Dental Caries
This opens a possibility that Gaviscon treatment could cause the above reactions, including oral disorder, and some male subjects may be more susceptible.

Gastric Ulcer Haemorrhage, Haemoglobin Decreased
A 73-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES with the following symptoms/conditions: NA started Gaviscon treatment (dosage: NA) on Jan 01, 2012. Soon after starting Gaviscon treatment, the subject experienced various side effects, including:
  • Gastric Ulcer Haemorrhage
  • Haemoglobin Decreased
Concurrently used drugs:
  • Ibuprofen (400mg /bid / Oral)
  • Acetaminophen
The patient was hospitalized. This finding indicates that some female patients could be more vulnerable to Gaviscon.

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    Gaviscon Safety Alerts, Active Ingredients, Usage Information

    NDC0135-0094
    TypeHUMAN OTC DRUG
    Proprietary NameGAVISCON
    Namealuminum hydroxide and magnesium carbonate
    Dosage FormLIQUID
    RouteORAL
    On market since20110114
    LabelerGlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare LP
    Active Ingredient(s)ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE; MAGNESIUM CARBONATE
    Strength(s)95; 358
    Unit(s)mg/15mL; mg/15mL
    Pharma Class

    More About Gaviscon

    Side Effects reported to FDA: 107

    Gaviscon safety alerts: No

    Reported deaths: 2

    Reported hospitalizations: 50

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