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Guardium can be used with Gaviscon Advance

A combination of Guardium and Gaviscon Advance can help relieve frequent heartburn, helping to ease symptoms through a combination of antacids and alginates to neutralise the pain, and Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) to block acid production.

Guardium helps relieve frequent heartburn

Guardium is a member of the Gaviscon range, to relieve frequent heartburn. Contains esomeprazole, a Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI) specifically created to reduce the amount of acid produced by your stomach and provide relief for up to 24 hours.

If you have frequent heartburn and over-the-counter treatments such as alginates and antacids haven’t relieved your symptoms, Guardium could be right for you.

Learn more about Guardium.

Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs)
When you need long-lasting relief for frequent heartburn, Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) help to relieve heartburn.
How do PPIs work?
PPIs work on the source of the stomach acid that’s causing the heartburn, and gastric reflux. Like other PPIs, esomeprazole binds to these proton pumps to stop them from pushing hydrogen ions into the stomach. This helps to make it less acidic and ease heartburn and acid reflux symptoms.

Learn more about Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs).

Why take both?

Antacids are usually the first port of call for heartburn, but when your pain is more frequent PPI’s like Guardium can give you lasting relief, to help you feel more like you.

Relieve frequent heartburn

It can take up to 3 days for Guardium to come to full effect during the maximum 2-week treatment. You might experience a return of symptoms during the treatment, that’s where Gaviscon Advance comes in, to help relieve and manage symptoms, while the PPIs come into full effect.

How it works

Guardium can work by itself or with Gaviscon Advance to give you relief when you need it most. 

  • Gaviscon Advance works by forming a physical barrier on the surface of the stomach contents.
  • Guardium works by blocking the acid pumps in your stomach and help stop it from producing new acid.

Together they work to relieve both your heartburn and acid reflux symptoms.

As with other products which block acid production, you may have symptoms for longer than 14 days. If your symptoms persist, seek medical advice.

Keep in mind

You may experience an occasional return of symptoms during the maximum of two weeks of treatment. Sometimes acid reflux can persist, for relief, pair it with Gaviscon Advance.

Understand the triggers

You probably know what triggers your frequent heartburn symptoms, like the acidic taste in your mouth after an evening of drinks or the burning pain in your chest when you relax after a big family meal.

Here’s a reminder of things to avoid to prevent reoccurring heartburn:

Large and late meals
Stress and anxiety
Caffeine and alcohol
Fatty foods
Added pressure on your stomach