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If you experienced any harmful or unwanted effects of Gaviscon, please share your experience. This could help to raise awareness about Gaviscon side effects, identify uknown risks and inform health professionals and patients taking Gaviscon.

Examples: headache, dizziness


The most commonly reported Gaviscon side effects are:
Smelly Urine (27 reports)
Urine Smells Like Sulfer (12 reports)
Elevated Liver Enzymes (11 reports)
Dehydration (8 reports)
Glucose (8 reports)
Palpitations (6 reports)
Anaemia (5 reports)
Orange Colored Urine (4 reports)
Depression (2 reports)

If you have experienced a side effect listed above, you can check a box to report it.


To view a complete list of submitted side effects, please follow the link Gaviscon side effects . You can also compare Gaviscon side effects or view FDA reports.

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).
The 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 identified a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.

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Gingival Hyperplasia
on Feb 27, 2012 Male from UNITED KINGDOM , 74 years of age, weighting 158.7 lb, was treated with Gaviscon. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Gaviscon side effects: gingival hyperplasia. Gaviscon dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:

Gastric Ulcer Haemorrhage, Haemoglobin Decreased
Patient was taking Gaviscon. Patient felt the following Gaviscon side effects: gastric ulcer haemorrhage, haemoglobin decreased on Feb 28, 2012 from UNITED KINGDOM Additional patient health information: Female , 73 years of age, . Gaviscon dosage: Unk.
Multiple prescriptions taken: Patient was hospitalized.

Cytolytic Hepatitis, Thrombocytopenia, Jaundice Cholestatic
Adverse event was reported on Feb 17, 2012 by a Male taking Gaviscon (Dosage: N/A) . Location: FRANCE , 64 years of age, After Gaviscon was administered, patient encountered several Gaviscon side effects: cytolytic hepatitis, thrombocytopenia, jaundice cholestatic.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Mabthera
  • Domperidone
  • Cyclophosphamide
  • Pantoprazole Sodium
Patient was hospitalized.

Hallucination
on Feb 17, 2012 Male from UNITED STATES , child 12 years of age, was treated with Gaviscon. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Gaviscon side effects: hallucination. Gaviscon dosage: N/A.


Skin Test Negative
on Jan 13, 2012 Male from FRANCE , 49 years of age, was treated with Gaviscon. Patient felt the following Gaviscon side effects: skin test negative. Gaviscon dosage: 1 Df, 3x/day.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Novorapid (57 Iu, 1x/day)
  • Atorvastatin Calcium (10 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Ofloxacin (200 Mg, 2x/day)
  • Lovenox (4000 Iu, 1x/day)
  • Lantus (35 Iu, 1x/day)
  • Aspirin (75 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Targocid (450 Mg, 3x/day)
  • Piperacillin And Tazobactam (4 G, 3x/day)
Patient was hospitalized.

Abdominal Pain Upper, Dry Skin, Pruritus, Asthenia, Feeling Abnormal, Rash, Paraesthesia, Fibromyalgia
Patient was taking Gaviscon /00237601/. After Gaviscon was administered, patient encountered several Gaviscon side effects: abdominal pain upper, dry skin, pruritus, asthenia, feeling abnormal, rash, paraesthesia, fibromyalgia on Jan 03, 2012 from SWEDEN Additional patient health information: Female , 64 years of age, weighting 94.80 lb, . Gaviscon /00237601/ dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Prolia (60 Mg, One Time Dose)
  • Calcium Acetate
  • Vitamin D
  • Acetaminophen
  • Novalucol /00018001/


Nausea, Liver Function Test Abnormal, Abdominal Pain, Vomiting, Alanine Aminotransferase Increased, Discomfort
Adverse event was reported on Nov 23, 2011 by a Female taking Gaviscon (Dosage: N/A) . Location: UNITED KINGDOM , 29 years of age, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Gaviscon side effects: nausea, liver function test abnormal, abdominal pain, vomiting, alanine aminotransferase increased, discomfort.
Associated medications used:
  • Mirtazapine (15 Mg;po)
  • Dicycloverine Hyrochloride
  • Lansoprazole
  • Acetaminophen
Patient was hospitalized.

Nausea, Pain, Discomfort, Abdominal Pain, Alanine Aminotransferase Increased, Vomiting
on Nov 22, 2011 Female from DENMARK , 29 years of age, was treated with Gaviscon. Patient felt the following Gaviscon side effects: nausea, pain, discomfort, abdominal pain, alanine aminotransferase increased, vomiting. Gaviscon dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken: Patient was hospitalized.

Pain, Hypoaesthesia, Dizziness, Pollakiuria, Abnormal Faeces, Head Discomfort, Ear Discomfort, Headache, Feeling Abnormal
on Nov 17, 2011 Female from SWEDEN , 64 years of age, weighting 92.59 lb, was treated with Gaviscon /00237601/. After Gaviscon was administered, patient encountered several Gaviscon side effects: pain, hypoaesthesia, dizziness, pollakiuria, abnormal faeces, head discomfort, ear discomfort, headache, feeling abnormal. Gaviscon /00237601/ dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:

Cardiac Failure, Fungal Infection, Atrial Fibrillation
Patient was taking Gaviscon. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Gaviscon side effects: cardiac failure, fungal infection, atrial fibrillation on Oct 25, 2011 from UNITED KINGDOM Additional patient health information: Male , weighting 183.0 lb, was diagnosed with and. Gaviscon dosage: 10 Ml, Qid.
Associated medications used:
  • Allopurinol (300 Mg, Qd)
  • Cotrim (2.25 G, Qd)
  • Daunorubicin Hcl (100 Mg, On Days 1, 3, And 5)
  • Evoltra (40 Mg, Qdx5)
  • Acyclovir (200 Mg, Qid)


Diarrhoea, Fanconi Syndrome, Hypernatraemia
Adverse event was reported on Oct 03, 2011 by a Male taking Gaviscon (Dosage: N/A) . Location: UNITED KINGDOM , child 4 years of age, Patient felt the following Gaviscon side effects: diarrhoea, fanconi syndrome, hypernatraemia.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Gelofusin
  • Phosphate-sandoz
  • Valproate Sodium
  • Pediasure
  • Dioralyte /06820901/
  • Sodium Chloride Inj
  • Antibiotics


Vaginal Ulceration, Rectal Ulcer
on Sep 13, 2011 Female from UNITED KINGDOM , 71 years of age, was treated with Gaviscon. After Gaviscon was administered, patient encountered several Gaviscon side effects: vaginal ulceration, rectal ulcer. Gaviscon dosage: 5-10 Ml, Unk.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Seretide
  • Sunitinib Malate (37.5 Mg, Unk)
  • Sunitinib Malate (50 Mg, 1x/day (4 Weeks On And 2 Weeks Off Schedule))
  • Bendrofluazide (25 Mg, Unk)
  • Levothyroxine Sodium (50 Ug, Unk)
  • Acetylsalicylic Acid (75 Mg, Unk)
  • Amlodipine (5 Mg, Unk)
  • Omeprazole (20 Mg, Unk)
Patient was hospitalized.

Gastrointestinal Necrosis, Abdominal Distension
on Aug 23, 2011 Male from UNITED KINGDOM , 70 years of age, was treated with Gaviscon. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Gaviscon side effects: gastrointestinal necrosis, abdominal distension. Gaviscon dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used: Patient was hospitalized and became disabled.

Abdominal Distension, Gastrointestinal Necrosis
Patient was taking Gaviscon. Patient felt the following Gaviscon side effects: abdominal distension, gastrointestinal necrosis on Aug 23, 2011 from UNITED KINGDOM Additional patient health information: Male , 70 years of age, . Gaviscon dosage: 10 Ml, Prn.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Cetirizine Hcl (5mg, Unk)
  • Ciprofloxacin (250 Mg, Qd)
  • Omeprazole (2 Df, Qd)
Patient was hospitalized and became disabled.

Abdominal Distension, Gastrointestinal Necrosis
Adverse event was reported on Aug 24, 2011 by a Male taking Gaviscon (Dosage: N/A) . Location: UNITED KINGDOM , 70 years of age, After Gaviscon was administered, patient encountered several Gaviscon side effects: abdominal distension, gastrointestinal necrosis.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken: Patient was hospitalized and became disabled.

Abdominal Distension, Gastrointestinal Necrosis
on Aug 23, 2011 Male from UNITED KINGDOM , 70 years of age, was treated with Gaviscon. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Gaviscon side effects: abdominal distension, gastrointestinal necrosis. Gaviscon dosage: 10 Ml, Prn.
Associated medications used:
  • Ciprofloxacin (250 Mg, Qd)
  • Omeprazole (2 Df, Unk)
  • Cetirizine Hcl (5 Mg, Unk)
Patient was hospitalized and became disabled.

Dental Discomfort, Osteonecrosis Of Jaw, Oral Pain
on Aug 09, 2011 Female from UNITED KINGDOM , 78 years of age, weighting 131.4 lb, was treated with Gaviscon /00237601/. Patient felt the following Gaviscon side effects: dental discomfort, osteonecrosis of jaw, oral pain. Gaviscon /00237601/ dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Paracetamol
  • Alendronate Sodium
  • Calcium With Vitamin D /00944201/
  • Omeprazole
  • Bendroflumethiazide


Feeling Abnormal, Eating Disorder, Malaise, Chest Discomfort, Hypertension, Dry Mouth, Dyspnoea, Pharyngeal Oedema, Tongue Disorder
Patient was taking Gaviscon. After Gaviscon was administered, patient encountered several Gaviscon side effects: feeling abnormal, eating disorder, malaise, chest discomfort, hypertension, dry mouth, dyspnoea, pharyngeal oedema, tongue disorder on Aug 08, 2011 from CANADA Additional patient health information: Female , 68 years of age, . Gaviscon dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken: Patient was hospitalized.

Abdominal Pain Upper, Hypoglycaemia, Cough
Adverse event was reported on Aug 04, 2011 by a Male taking Gaviscon (Dosage: N/A) . Location: FRANCE , 94 years of age, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Gaviscon side effects: abdominal pain upper, hypoglycaemia, cough.
Associated medications used:
  • Lantus
  • Plavix (1 Tabs)
  • Rabeprazole Sodium (1 Tabs)
  • Furosemide
  • Irbesartan (1 Df = 1 Tab Of Aprovel 75 Mg)
Patient was hospitalized.

Nausea, Feeling Hot, Paraesthesia, Flushing
on Oct 29, 2010 Male from UNITED STATES , weighting 248.2 lb, was treated with Gaviscon. Patient felt the following Gaviscon side effects: nausea, feeling hot, paraesthesia, flushing. Gaviscon dosage: N/A.

Inflammation, Hypocapnia, Pulmonary Embolism, Deep Vein Thrombosis, Pulmonary Infarction, Bordetella Test Positive, Insomnia
on Aug 23, 2010 Female from FRANCE , 37 years of age, was treated with Gaviscon. After Gaviscon was administered, patient encountered several Gaviscon side effects: inflammation, hypocapnia, pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary infarction, bordetella test positive, insomnia. Gaviscon dosage: Po.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Formoterol Fumarate (2 Df, Qd, Resp)
  • Celestone (2 Df, Qd)
  • Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol (1 Df, Qd, Po)
Patient was hospitalized.

Toothache, Migraine, Cerebral Venous Thrombosis, Arthralgia, Vaginal Infection, Convulsion, Oropharyngeal Pain, Vulvovaginal Discomfort, Chlamydial Infection
Patient was taking Gaviscon. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Gaviscon side effects: toothache, migraine, cerebral venous thrombosis, arthralgia, vaginal infection, convulsion, oropharyngeal pain, vulvovaginal discomfort, chlamydial infection on May 02, 2011 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Female , 22 years of age, weighting 240.0 lb, . Gaviscon dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used: Patient was hospitalized.

Bronchiolitis
Adverse event was reported on May 09, 2011 by a Male taking Gaviscon (Dosage: N/A) . Location: UNITED STATES , weighting 8.05 lb, Patient felt the following Gaviscon side effects: bronchiolitis.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Synagis
  • Kapsovit
  • Ferrous Sulfate Tab
Patient was hospitalized.

Convulsion, Chills, Oropharyngeal Pain, Depression, Protein Urine Present, Rash, Grief Reaction, Vulvovaginal Discomfort, Vulvovaginal Mycotic Infection
on Mar 04, 2011 Female from UNITED STATES , 22 years of age, weighting 240.0 lb, was treated with Gaviscon. After Gaviscon was administered, patient encountered several Gaviscon side effects: convulsion, chills, oropharyngeal pain, depression, protein urine present, rash, grief reaction, vulvovaginal discomfort, vulvovaginal mycotic infection. Gaviscon dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Nuvaring (1 Df;q3w;vag)
  • Azithromycin
  • Clobetasol Propionate
  • Ketorolac
  • Fluconazole
Patient was hospitalized.

Transaminases Increased, Gamma-glutamyltransferase Increased
on Mar 15, 2011 Female from FRANCE , 42 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Gaviscon. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Gaviscon side effects: transaminases increased, gamma-glutamyltransferase increased. Gaviscon dosage: Unk.
Associated medications used:
  • Miorel (Unk)
  • Helicidine (Unk)
  • Stresam (Unk)
  • Rhinofluimucil (Unk)
  • Acetaminophen (Unk)
  • Seretide (Unk)
  • Omeprazole (Unk)
  • Levothyrox (Unk)
Patient was hospitalized.

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