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Old 23.06.2011, 22:49
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Where to buy Gaviscon?

Hi all,

The missus has a bun in the oven and she's getting to the stage where the heartburn is starting to kick in. In the UK she used to take Gaviscon which helped but can't find it here. The Doctor here prescribed her Alucol gel which doesn't seem to be working so well.

Does anyone know if/where Gaviscon can be picked up in Zurich?

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Old 23.06.2011, 22:55
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Re: Where to buy Gaviscon?

ask your local pharmacist. I'm sure they can tell you what is available and what the equivalent to Gaviscon is...
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Re: Where to buy Gaviscon?

It's available in CH so should be able to buy in any good Chemist's.
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Re: Where to buy Gaviscon?

I use Riopan gel, which comes in tablets or small individual tubes which you rip open and swallow. It's as good as Gaviscon, and available at every pharmacy.

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Old 23.06.2011, 23:26
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Re: Where to buy Gaviscon?

Gaviscon is fine for use in pregnancy. Always ask of course for any medication that it is safe for a pregnant woman.
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Re: Where to buy Gaviscon?

I be over at end of the month, if you still not got joy, I can bring some over for you and meet up to hand over. Just tell me what favour you want as I think they got a new strawberry one!
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Re: Where to buy Gaviscon?

Hi Gourmet,

I'll have a look around the local pharmacies as others suggest to see if i can find it (though Coop Vitality didn't have it). If I have no joy, I'll PM you the details.

Thanks Gourmet, and thank you to all those who replied.

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Old 24.06.2011, 11:02
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Re: Where to buy Gaviscon?

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Hi Gourmet,

I'll have a look around the local pharmacies as others suggest to see if i can find it (though Coop Vitality didn't have it). If I have no joy, I'll PM you the details.

Thanks Gourmet, and thank you to all those who replied.

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You'll need to ask for it, it most likely won't be out on the shelves.
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Old 24.06.2011, 11:09
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Re: Where to buy Gaviscon?

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Hi Gourmet,

I'll have a look around the local pharmacies as others suggest to see if i can find it (though Coop Vitality didn't have it). If I have no joy, I'll PM you the details.

Thanks Gourmet, and thank you to all those who replied.

Kash.
I have an unopened bottle in my cupboard (bought at Easter in UK) that I could send you if you don't find it (or a suitable alternative) here.
You probably wouldn't get it before Mondays though.

My sympathies to Mrs Kash_Z. I remember what it was like to have the heartburn even though it was a long time ago now.
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Re: Where to buy Gaviscon?

Also, if she's pregnant she could mention it to her gynae and she might prescribe something which you can then claim on your health insurance.

Every little helps...
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Re: Where to buy Gaviscon?

I use Ulcogant Suspension which is very similar to Gaviscon. Comes in handy 5ml sachets so easier to carrying around rather than a bottle.
Should be avaliable over-the-counter in any chemists/pharmacy.

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Old 24.06.2011, 13:50
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Re: Where to buy Gaviscon?

Not quite on the gaviscon topic but when I was PG I always got heartburn at night and the best thing for me was a glass of full fat milk before bed. Really worked. A midwife also told me to chew on almonds and it did actually seem to help.
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