Gaviscon Infant

Gaviscon Infant

A brand name for a preparation containing sodium alginate and MAGNESIUM ALGINATE.
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This time she claims she was told her baby had reflux and she was given a prescription for Gaviscon infant powder to mix into his bottles.
An alginate preparation is a medication used to increase the consistency of gastric contents to a gel like substance once it gets in contact with gastric acid, thus preventing the backflow into the esophagus (Gaviscon infant oral powder, 2012) (Managing gastro-oesophageal reflux in infants, 2009).
Sodium alginate is marketed in the UK as Gaviscon Infant. While this trial included breastfed infants, it did not report the numbers of breastfed infants in the 2 treatment groups or present data separately for breastfed infants.