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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.

Gaviscon Side Effects Reported to FDA



Gaviscon Side Effect Report#9969943
Abdominal Pain Upper
This is a report of a 60-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health 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): Abdominal Pain Upper 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.
Gaviscon Side Effect Report#9969942
Glossitis, Feeling Abnormal, Glossitis
This report suggests a potential Gaviscon Glossitis 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. After starting Gaviscon the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Glossitis, Feeling Abnormal, GlossitisAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Gaviscon demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Glossitis, may still occur.
Gaviscon Side Effect Report#9969939
Dry Mouth, Oropharyngeal Pain, Cough
This Dry Mouth 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 using Gaviscon, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Dry Mouth, Oropharyngeal Pain, CoughAlthough 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.
Gaviscon Side Effect Report#9969938
Faeces Discoloured
This Faeces Discoloured side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 23-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: gastrooesophageal reflux disease,eructation.The patient was prescribed Gaviscon (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Gas-x
.After starting to take Gaviscon the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Faeces DiscolouredThese side effects may potentially be related to Gaviscon.
Gaviscon Side Effect Report#9969935
Blunted Affect
This is a report of a 65-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: dyspepsia, who was treated with Gaviscon (dosage: Taken From- 1 Years, start time: NS), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Blunted Affect after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Gaviscon treatment in male patients, resulting in Blunted Affect side effect.
Gaviscon Side Effect Report#9969932
Abdominal Distension, Abdominal Pain
This report suggests a potential Gaviscon Abdominal Distension side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 79-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Gaviscon (dosage: NA) starting NS. After starting Gaviscon the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Abdominal Distension, Abdominal PainAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Pepcid
  • Zantac
Although Gaviscon demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Abdominal Distension, may still occur.
Gaviscon Side Effect Report#9969924
Oropharyngeal Pain, Oral Pain, Throat Irritation
This Oropharyngeal Pain problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 77-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: hernia. On
Mar 10, 2013 this consumer started treatment with Gaviscon (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Gaviscon, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Oropharyngeal Pain, Oral Pain, Throat IrritationAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Oropharyngeal Pain, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Gaviscon Side Effect Report#9969921
Vomiting
This Vomiting side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 85-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: ulcer.The patient was prescribed Gaviscon (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on
Feb 27, 2013. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Gaviscon the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: VomitingThese side effects may potentially be related to Gaviscon.
Gaviscon Side Effect Report#9813462
Vertigo, Cerebral Haemorrhage, Nystagmus, Vomiting
This is a report of a 76-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from GB, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Gaviscon (dosage: NA, start time:
Oct 01, 2013), combined with:
  • Losartan
  • Morphine Sulfate
  • Omeprazole
  • Tadalafil
  • Meloxicam (7.5 Mg)
  • Xarelto (20 Mg)
  • Doxazosin
  • Furosemide
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Vertigo, Cerebral Haemorrhage, Nystagmus, Vomiting after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Gaviscon treatment in male patients, resulting in Vertigo side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Gaviscon Side Effect Report#9732737
Candida Infection, Tongue Eruption, Tongue Disorder, Tongue Discolouration
This report suggests a potential Gaviscon Extra Strength Tablets Candida Infection side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 54-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Gaviscon Extra Strength Tablets (dosage: NA) starting 201311. After starting Gaviscon Extra Strength Tablets the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Candida Infection, Tongue Eruption, Tongue Disorder, Tongue DiscolourationAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Alka Seltzer Plus
  • Pravastatin
Although Gaviscon Extra Strength Tablets demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Candida Infection, may still occur.
Gaviscon Side Effect Report#9684864
Nausea
This Nausea problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 68-year-old male 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: NA. When using Gaviscon, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: NauseaAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Nausea, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Gaviscon Side Effect Report#9684863
Micturition Disorder, Urine Analysis Abnormal
This Micturition Disorder side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 67-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Gaviscon (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Gaviscon the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Micturition Disorder, Urine Analysis AbnormalThese side effects may potentially be related to Gaviscon.
Gaviscon Side Effect Report#9684861
Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease
This is a report of a 70-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: gastrooesophageal reflux disease, who was treated with Gaviscon (dosage: NA, start time: NS), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Gaviscon treatment in female patients, resulting in Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease side effect.
Gaviscon Side Effect Report#9569290
Flatulence, Cough
This report suggests a potential Gaviscon Chewable Flatulence side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 63-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Gaviscon Chewable (dosage: Unk) starting NS. After starting Gaviscon Chewable the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Flatulence, CoughAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • 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)
Although Gaviscon Chewable demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Flatulence, may still occur.
Gaviscon Side Effect Report#9126268
Haematochezia, Faeces Discoloured
This Haematochezia problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 79-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On NS this consumer started treatment with Gaviscon Extra Strength (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Celebrex
When using Gaviscon Extra Strength, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Haematochezia, Faeces DiscolouredAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Haematochezia, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Gaviscon Side Effect Report#8477037-9
Hyperhidrosis, Cardiac Arrest, Myocardial Infarction, Pallor, Chest Pain
This Hyperhidrosis side effect was reported by a health professional from United Kingdom. A 47-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: dyspepsia.The patient was prescribed Gaviscon (drug dosage: Unk), which was initiated on
Jul 02, 2011. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Aspirin (Unk)
.After starting to take Gaviscon the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Hyperhidrosis, Cardiac Arrest, Myocardial Infarction, Pallor, Chest PainThese side effects may potentially be related to Gaviscon.
Gaviscon Side Effect Report#8413727-1
Fall, Joint Swelling, Hypotension
This is a report of a 65-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from United Kingdom, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Gaviscon (dosage: 1 Df 5-10mls Four Times Daily, start time: NS), combined with:
  • 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
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Fall, Joint Swelling, Hypotension after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Gaviscon treatment in female patients, resulting in Fall side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Gaviscon Side Effect Report#8378776-0
Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Abdominal Pain, Pleural Effusion, Hyperbilirubinaemia, Cholestasis, Diarrhoea, Pyrexia, Aplasia, Lung Disorder
This report suggests a potential Gaviscon Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 55-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from France was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Gaviscon (dosage: Unk) starting
Feb 26, 2012. After starting Gaviscon the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Abdominal Pain, Pleural Effusion, Hyperbilirubinaemia, Cholestasis, Diarrhoea, Pyrexia, Aplasia, Lung DisorderAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Acetaminophen (Unk)
  • Neupogen (450 Mug, Unk)
  • Perikabiven (Unk)
  • Ondansetron (8 Mg, Unk)
  • Tramadol Hydrochloride (Unk)
  • Hydrea (3 G, Unk)
  • Kabiven (Unk)
  • Vancomycin (Unk)
The patient was hospitalized. Although Gaviscon demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, may still occur.
Gaviscon Side Effect Report#8337529-X
Gamma-glutamyltransferase Increased
This Gamma-glutamyltransferase Increased problem was reported by a physician from France. A female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On
Jul 11, 2011 this consumer started treatment with Gaviscon (france) (dosage: 1). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Oxazepam
  • Aspirin
  • Lamotrigine
  • Plastenan
  • Acetaminophen
  • Tramadol Hcl
  • Polyethylene Glycol
  • Stablon
When using Gaviscon (france), the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Gamma-glutamyltransferase IncreasedAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Gamma-glutamyltransferase Increased, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Gaviscon Side Effect Report#8270467-X
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 (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on
Dec 08, 2011. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Ranitidine Hydrochloride (12 Mg (4 Mg, 3 In 1 D), Oral)
  • Domperidone (domperidone)
.After starting to take Gaviscon the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Muscle Twitching, ScreamingThese side effects may potentially be related to Gaviscon.
Gaviscon Side Effect Report#8265923-4
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 health 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): Blood Cholesterol Increased, Haemoglobin Decreased, Blood Glucose Increased, Aphasia 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.
Gaviscon Side Effect Report#8258306-4
Cognitive Disorder, Blood Urea Increased, Aphasia
This report suggests a potential Gaviscon Cognitive Disorder 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. After starting Gaviscon the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Cognitive Disorder, Blood Urea Increased, AphasiaAdditional 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.
Gaviscon Side Effect Report#8242510-5
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 using Gaviscon, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: AphasiaAlthough 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.
Gaviscon Side Effect Report#8237933-4
Oral Disorder, Dental Caries
This Oral Disorder side effect was reported by a health professional from United States. A 45-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: gastrooesophageal reflux disease.The patient was prescribed Gaviscon (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Gaviscon the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Oral Disorder, Dental CariesThese side effects may potentially be related to Gaviscon.
Gaviscon Side Effect Report#8215423-2
Gastric Ulcer Haemorrhage, Haemoglobin Decreased
This is a report of a 73-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from United States, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Gaviscon (dosage: NA, start time:
Jan 01, 2012), combined with:
  • Ibuprofen (400mg /bid / Oral)
  • Acetaminophen
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Gastric Ulcer Haemorrhage, Haemoglobin Decreased after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Gaviscon treatment in female patients, resulting in Gastric Ulcer Haemorrhage side effect. The patient was hospitalized.


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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.

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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

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    Side Effects reported to FDA: 107

    Gaviscon safety alerts: No

    Reported deaths: 2

    Reported hospitalizations: 50

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