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Heartburn, also known as pyrosis or acid indigestion is a burning sensation in the chest, just behind the Human sternum or...
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Zantac 17,263 Gaviscon 15,845 Prilosec 11,406
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Gaviscon vs Pepto-Bismol

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Pepto-Bismol
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Gaviscon is a non-medical prescription medication for the treatment of heartburn and Gastroesophageal reflux disease. It is produced and distributed in the UK by Reckitt Benckiser and by GlaxoSmithKline in the US and Canada.Gaviscon is taken to treat hea...
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Pepto-Bismol is an over-the-counter drug currently produced by the Procter and Gamble company in the United States of America and in Canada to treat minor digestive system upset. Its active ingredient is bismuth subsalicylate. The primary symptoms aided ...
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About Gaviscon
Gaviscon is a non-medical prescription medication for the treatment of heartburn and Gastroesophageal reflux disease. It is produced and distributed in the UK by Reckitt Benckiser and by GlaxoSmithKline in the US and Canada.Gaviscon is taken to treat hea...
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About Pepto-Bismol
Pepto-Bismol is an over-the-counter drug currently produced by the Procter and Gamble company in the United States of America and in Canada to treat minor digestive system upset. Its active ingredient is bismuth subsalicylate. The primary symptoms aided ...
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d Gaviscon tablets...which didn't really work but gave a...
" I hate Pepto. It taste vile and the only way it's ever 'helped' me was to cause ...had an upset stomach. If Pepto was the only choice available ...off of Rennies and Gaviscon tablets...which... "

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really sick at 3:00am! I took 4 Gaviscon and 4 pepto and I...
" ...sick at 3:00am! I took 4 Gaviscon and 4 pepto and I felt better after about an hour.... "

, anyway!!! I was taking 16 gaviscon a day and about 4 do...
" ...That is HUGE for me, anyway!!! I was taking 16 gaviscon a day and about 4 doses of Pepto. I am soo excited.....this DGL really helps!! How are you?? *Hugs*! Michelle... "

I was okay'd to use Gaviscon and Pepto, but neither really...
" ...I was okay'd to use Gaviscon and Pepto, but neither really work for me. I've had heartburn issues my whole life, unfortunately, and have been experiencing GERD while pregnant. Yaaaay. I'll... "

esides pepto is gaviscon. it works alright but i'm too b...
" i am going to try pepto tabs as well. i'm relectant tho cuz i ...attack the night i took liquid pepto lol usually when i ...in the house besides pepto is gaviscon. it works alright but i'm too... "

lems. Gaviscon is much more effective against reflux, and...
" ...upset stomach are concerned, I dont't think� Pepto-bismol is realy effective against those problems. Gaviscon is much more effective against reflux, and for ...have any contraindicatiions to use Zantac... "

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doctor has given me some gaviscon incase it's being caused...
" I STILL feel sick....pepto didn't work. the doctor has given me some gaviscon incase it's being caused by acid etc. nothing seems to be working... i'm going back to see... "

take are usually Gaviscon, Mylanta, and Maloxx. I...
" Hello Jennifer, Usually Gastro docs only prescribe Pepto Bismol for short term treatment. ...The best antacids to take are usually Gaviscon, Mylanta, and Maloxx. I believe though that Pepto Bismol... "

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nyone had experience of this working/not working? An...
" ...DD (4.5wks) has been on Gaviscon for silent reflux for ...short while after feeding. GP has prescribed pepto-junior formula, to be used with Gaviscon. Has anyone had experience of this working/not... "

to Pepto Bismol) but it wasn't really working, so I...
" ...using an OTC medicine called Gaviscon (similar to Pepto Bismol) but it wasn't really working, so I got an... "

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