(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 - unlicensed - 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?
Special - oral solution, oral suspension
Are specials or imports available?
On Specials Tariff - magnesium glycerophosphate
97.2mg/5ml (4mmol/5ml) magnesium glycerophosphate - special. Different strengths for different salts but dose is normally 10ml three times a day
Is the liquid medicine sugar free?
Yes - Check with other manufacturers
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
Advice on administration via enteral tube
No information available. Consider using infusion if appropriate.