Guardium Tablets

Guardium is the latest Gaviscon product in the range, and it tackles heartburn and acid reflux at its source, providing relief all day and night.

Symptoms treated:

  • Burning in chest
  • Bloating
  • Sour taste in the mouth
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Available sizes
  • 7
  • 14

Dosage & Instructions

Take one tablet a day for up to 24-hour protection from frequent heartburn and acid reflux.

  • Guardium acid reflux control 20mg gastro-resistant tablets, contains Esomeprazole. Always read the label.

Active Ingredients

20mg Esomeprazole per tablet


Unlike the other products in our range, Guardium is a PPI (Proton Pump Inhibitor), meaning it helps block the acid pumps in your stomach. It takes longer to take effect (two to three days).

People who suffer from frequent heartburn (twice a week or more) are advised to try Guardium.

Guardium helps stop the production of acid in your stomach. However, there is a chance you’ll experience discomfort in the short term (this is known by the term “breakthrough symptoms”). To manage this, Gaviscon Advance creates a protective barrier over the stomach.

In tandem, you should have effective, long-lasting relief from your symptoms.

As a final point, do not use Guardium for more than 14 days.

If you still feel that your symptoms are not going away or they persist for long periods of time, you may be suffering from gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, otherwise known as GORD (or GERD). The condition affects 10%-20% of people in the western world and can’t be treated by reflux suppressants alone, so if your symptoms persist, you should always consult a doctor.

How Guardium works

Guardium works by blocking the acid pumps in your stomach, reducing your acid reflux and heartburn symptoms in the process.

Guardium is known as Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI) and will take two to three days to take full effect.

However, it is possible that a sufferer will experience “breakthrough symptoms”, it can be used alongside Gaviscon Advance.

Sodium Alginate

Sodium alginate is extracted from the cell walls of seaweed. It helps the stomach block rising acid, the root cause of the discomfort heartburn and indigestion sufferers know so well.