Gaviscon Infant Sachets
Gaviscon Infant Sachets prevents stomach reflux by stabilising the stomach contents to reduce the occurance of reflux and bringing up of feeds.
Reflux is the process by which the stomach contents flow back up the tube that leads from the mouth to the stomach, which can cause an infant to be sick, spit up more than normal and become distressed. Sugar free and are suitable for infants aged 1 to 2 years. Infants under 4.5kg (10lb) Give one sachet
Infants over 4.5kg (10lb)
Give two sachets.
Bottle fed infants up to 2 years of age: mix each sachet into 115ml (4 fluid oz) of feed in the bottle, shake well and feed the infant as normal. Give Gaviscon Infant at the end of each meal using a spoon or feeding bottle
Breast fed infants and other infants up to 2 years: mix each sachet with 5ml (1 teaspoon) of cooled, boiled water until a smooth paste is formed. Add another 10ml (2 teaspoons) of cooled, boiled water and mix. For breast fed infants give Gaviscon Infant part way through each feed or meal using a spoon or feeding bottle.
If your baby is under one year old, you should ask your doctor or pharmacist before giving Gaviscon infant.
Gaviscon is also not appropriate for use in children over two years of age, adults or elderly people.
Sterile powder for oral administration. Prepare immediately before use, as directed below. Do not give more than six times in 24 hours.