Relief of heartburn and acid indigestion (also known as dyspepsia).
Heartburn and acid indigestion are common and experienced by most people at some time. They may be felt as a burning sensation across the lower part of the chest, a pain spreading from the stomach towards the throat or regurgitation of a sour-tasting liquid. Heartburn and acid indigestion often occur during pregnancy or if you have a medical condition called hiatus hernia. Heartburn and acid indigestion can be made worse if the patient eats fatty or very spicy foods, drinks too much alcohol, smokes, wears very tight clothing, is overweight or when the patient bends forward or lies down.
Relief of symptoms of conditions eg, hiatus hernia and reflux oesophagitis (inflamed food pipe), including symptoms of laryngopharyngeal reflux such as hoarseness and other voice disorders, sore throats and cough. It can also be used to treat the symptoms of gastrooesophageal reflux during concomitant treatment with or following withdrawal of acid suppressing therapy.
Children <12 years: Should only be taken on medical advice.