Sodium Alginate+Magnesium Alginate (Gaviscon Infant)

Gaviscon Infant helps to prevent infant reflux by thickening the gastric contents. It contains Sodium Alginate and Magnesium Alginate (alginate is a naturally occurring substance found in brown seaweed) that interacts with components of milk feed in the infant’s stomach leading to contents thickening. It is designed for babies aged 0-12 months who are either breastfed or bottle-fed. It is non-systemic (does not go through blood stream) and well tolerated.

Symptoms treated:

  • Crying and not settling
  • Swallowing or gulping after burping or feeding
  • Coughing or hiccupping when feeding
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Available sizes
  • 30

Dosage & Instructions

For breastfed infants, mix each sachet with a teaspoon of cooled boiled water to form a paste. Add another 2 teaspoons of the water and mix. Give using a spoon or a feeding bottle part way through the infant feed. For all other infants up to 2 years, give at the end of the meal.

For bottle fed infants, mix each sachet into 115 mL of milk feed in the bottle and shake well. Feed as normal.

Use 1 sachet for infants under 4.5 kg, use 2 sachets for infants over 4.5 kg.

If symptoms persist, consult your doctor.

Active Ingredients

Each sachet contains 225mg of Sodium Alginate and 87.5mg Magnesium Alginate that serves as gastric contents thickener in the infant’s stomach

How Gaviscon Infant work?

Moms and dads: reflux occurs after a feed for about 30% of babies below 1 year of age.

Why is this happening? Well, your baby’s gut is immature and the liquid diet is a contributing factor as well. While the problem normally resolves itself before your child’s first birthday, it can continue after this point too.

If it persists, we know how distressing it can be, which is why we’re here to help. Gaviscon Infant is specially formulated to stop baby reflux. The easy-to-use powder sachets can be mixed with water and given to babies during or after breastfeeding, or mixed with milk and given to babies who are relying on a formula.

Gaviscon Infant is designed to form a thickening gel, one that stabilises the stomach’s contents and reduces reflux episodes.

Easy to administer, Gaviscon Infant is sugar-free, and suitable for children between the ages of 1 and 2.

If your baby is under a year old, ask your doctor or pharmacist before administering Gaviscon Infant.

A sodium alginate solution

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.


Yes. Gaviscon Infant is designed for children between the ages of 1 and 2. If your child is below 12 months of age, consult with your doctor first before administering Gaviscon Infant.

This is very common. Your infant’s gut is immature, and relies on a mostly liquid diet. Both these things are factors. Infant reflux usually goes away after the first year of your child’s life, but if not, Gaviscon Infant can be administered.

If your infant is below a year of age and suffering distressing symptoms, consult your doctor before using our product.

Gaviscon Infant comes in a powder sachet, which is mixed with water and given to your child during or after breastfeeding. You can also mix it with milk (for mums with babies using formula).

Do not use more than 6 sachets in 24 hours.