(Gaviscon®, magnesium glycerophosphate, magnesium sulphate, magnesium hydroxide, magnesium oxide, magnesium alginate)
Available as tablets or capsules.
Tablets, Capsules, Chewable Tablets
Available as soluble tablets?
Available as a liquid?
Yes - containing different magnesium salts
Available as something for placing under your tongue?
Available as something for placing on your gum?
Available as granules?
Available as a patch for putting on your skin?
Available as an injection?
Available as nasal/oral spray?
Safe or appropriate to crush
Licensed alternative formulations available and therefore crushing is not recommended
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
magnesium glycerophosphate, magnesium sulphate, magnesium hydroxide, magnesium oxide, magnesium alginate
Usual formulation brand names
Is tablet/capsule specially coated?
Soluble tablet strength
Sublingual/buccal formulation strength
Transdermal patch strength
Infusions available containing a range of salt. Check manufacturers information
Nasal/oral spray Strength
Available as a licensed liquid or special?
Are specials or imports available?
Special - magnesium glycerophosphate
Different strengths for different salts but dose is normally 10ml three times a day
Is the liquid medicine sugar free?
Check with other manufacturers
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
Advice on administration via enteral tube
No information available. Consider using infusion if appropriate.