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Gaviscon is a non-prescription medication for the treatment of heartburn and GERD/(also known as GORD) (acid reflux). It is produced and distributed in the UK by Reckitt Benckiser and by GlaxoSmithKline in the US and Canada.

Gaviscon is taken to treat heartburn, similar to other antacids. Gaviscon is based on a mixture of the buffering agents and neutralizers calcium carbonate and sodium bicarbonate, magnesium carbonate and the gelling agents alginic acid and aluminium hydroxideU.S. Food and Drug Administration 'Orange Book', Gaviscon: http://www.fda.gov/drugs/developmentapprovalprocess/ucm079068.htm Journal of Nuclear Medicine 'The mode of action alginic acid compound in the reduction of gastroesophageal reflux.', http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/231639.

If reflux occurs, this protective barrier is the first to contact the esophageal mucosa, instead of gastric contentsNational Digestive Diseases......
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