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Does gaviscon infant thicken milk?

Your doctor may prescribe Infant Gaviscon®. This is a thickener as well as a mild antacid. It should not be given with thickened milk or Carobel etc as it can become too thick in the stomach.File Size: Page Count: 

Can you use Gaviscon infant with other milk? Do not use Gaviscon Infant with other feed thickening agents or infant milk preparations containing a thickening agent. Do not use more than the stated amount. Each sachet is security sealed.

When to stop using Gaviscon infant sachets? 1 Do not use Gaviscon Infant with other feed thickening agents or infant milk preparations containing a thickening agent. Do not use more than the stated amount. 2 Keep all medicines out of the sight and reach of children. 3 Do not use this product after the expiry date (month/year). 4 Always read the label.

What are the clinical characteristics of Gaviscon infant? Clinical particulars Gaviscon Infant helps to prevent gastric regurgitation in infants where competence of the cardiac sphincter has not been fully established. The indications for use are gastric regurgitation, gastro-oesophageal reflux and reflux associated with hiatus hernia in infants and young children.

How much sodium is in a Gaviscon sachet? Each sachet of Gaviscon Infant contains approximately 21mg (0.92mmol) sodium. If your infant has been put on a low sodium (salt) diet ask your doctor or other health professional before giving the product.

When to give Gaviscon to a breastfeeding baby?

When to give Gaviscon to a breastfeeding baby? • For breast fed infants give Gaviscon Infant part way through each feed or meal using a spoon or feeding bottle. • For all other infants give Gaviscon Infant at the end of each meal using a spoon, or feeding bottle.

How to make Gaviscon infant formula at home? Breast fed infants and other infants up to 2 years: • Mix each sachet with 5 ml (1 teaspoon) of cooled boiled water until a smooth paste is formed. • Add another 10 ml (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.

How is Gaviscon infant used to treat reflux? The easy-to-use powder sachets can be mixed with water and given to babies during or after breastfeeding, or mixed with milk and given to babies who are relying on a formula. Gaviscon Infant is designed to form a thickening gel, one that stabilises the stomach’s contents and reduces reflux episodes.

Is it OK to give Gaviscon infant paracetamol? Gaviscon infant should not be used with thickening agents or infant milk preparations containing a thickening agent, as this could lead to over-thickening of the stomach contents. It’s fine to give your baby infant paracetamol or ibuprofen while you’re giving them Gaviscon infant, assuming these are appropriate for your child.