Gaviscon Double Action Price in Nigeria
Gaviscon double action liquid contains three active ingredients: sodium alginate, sodium bicarbonate and calcium carbonate.
Sodium alginate is a naturally occurring substance found in a particular type of seaweed. In the presence of the calcium carbonate it reacts with the acid in the stomach to form a gel. Sodium bicarbonate also reacts with the acid in the stomach to form bubbles of carbon dioxide. These bubbles are trapped by the gel,allowing it to float like a raft on top of the stomach contents.
The raft stops stomach acid from flowing back up into the food pipe, which relieves reflux symptoms like heartburn or an acid taste in your mouth. In reflux oesophagitis it also protects the inflamed foodpipe from the acid, helping it to heal.
The raft lasts for about three to four hours on top of the stomach contents and is then broken down in the digestive system and excreted in the faeces. It’s not absorbed into the bloodstream.
Gaviscon double action products contain more calcium carbonate and sodium bicarbonate per dose than original Gaviscon products, so these products also have an antacid effect – hence the double action. They bind to and neutralise excess acid in the stomach, which relieves the pain and discomfort of indigestion and heartburn.
Price of Gaviscon Double Action in Nigeria
The price of gaviscon double action in Nigeria ranges from N2500 to N4000 depending on your location