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Gaviscon

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Satisfaction
7.2
5.9  Effectiveness
5.2  Side Effects
5.5  Holistic Benefits

RateADrug users have reported 3 Gaviscon side effects and 2 Gaviscon benefits.

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Effectiveness of Gaviscon by Condition
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Effectiveness on "Acid Reflux & Heartburn"
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Reported Changes in Health and Well-Being
Since taking Gaviscon, RateADrug survey participants noticed these changes in their health:
Effect on:Much WorseWorseNo ChangeBetterMuch Better
Appetite 10% 0% 80% 0% 10%
Balance/Equilibrium 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Blood Pressure 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Breathing 11.1% 0% 77.8% 11.1% 0%
Confidence 0% 11.1% 66.7% 11.1% 11.1%
Coordination/Motor Skills 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Digestion 10% 30% 40% 10% 10%
Emotional Well-being 11.1% 0% 66.7% 11.1% 11.1%
Energy 11.1% 11.1% 44.4% 33.3% 0%
Eyesight 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Memory 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Mental Clarity 0% 11.1% 77.8% 11.1% 0%
Pain 22.2% 22.2% 55.6% 0% 0%
Patience 0% 0% 88.9% 11.1% 0%
Sexual Health 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Skin Complexion 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Sleep 11.1% 11.1% 66.7% 11.1% 0%
Stress Level 11.1% 11.1% 66.7% 0% 11.1%
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Commonly Reported Gaviscon Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced these commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Headache 77.8% 11.1% 11.1% 0% 0%
White/Pale Bowel Movements 87.5% 12.5% 0% 0% 0%
Gas 83.3% 16.7% 0% 0% 0%
Fatigue 83.3% 16.7% 0% 0% 0%
Breathing Difficulties 83.3% 16.7% 0% 0% 0%
Stomach Ache 83.3% 16.7% 0% 0% 0%
Constipation 66.7% 0% 33.3% 0% 0%
Indigestion 75% 12.5% 12.5% 0% 0%
Nausea 87.5% 0% 12.5% 0% 0%
Dizziness 77.8% 11.1% 11.1% 0% 0%
Diarrhea 77.8% 22.2% 0% 0% 0%
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Less Commonly Reported Gaviscon Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced less commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Fatigue 33.3% 33.3% 0% 33.3% 0%
Sore Throat 88.9% 0% 0% 11.1% 0%
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Episodes since taking Gaviscon
Since taking Gaviscon Rate a Drug survey participants reported these episodes:
Fall 1.8%
Hospitalization 1.8%
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User Comments about Gaviscon
29 Oct 2011 I find gaviscon helps supplement my prescription medication, when I experience flare ups of my condition it really helps to reduce inflamation and pain.
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01 Aug 2011 Instant cooling satisfaction
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16 Oct 2010 I do notsleep well. I cannot be bothered doing anything. I feel like staying in all day
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23 Feb 2009 Its very easy to take and it really helps with the reflux.
   —Posted by Miya
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