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Can gaviscon tablets make you sick? No I haven't, and I'm

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Can gaviscon tablets make you sick?
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: No I haven't, and I'm just taking gaviscon
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I've had acid reflux everyday for months and I don't know why, plus just a general feeling of being unwell, nausea diarrhea headaches
JA: Is the headache episodic or daily? And what about nausea?
Customer: Daily for close to two weeks, nausea comes and goes
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Also I've been having bad night sweats for a while, I'm a 27 year old female if that helps
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

Yes there is small risk of aluminium toxicity and high magnesium level in the body.

Diarrhea, nausea, headaches can be manifestations of that possibility.

You should discontinue gaviscon and symptoms should subside gradually over 2-3 weeks.

For acid reflux you can try over the counter Ranitidine 150 mg once or twice daily.

Viral infection is another possibility and more common cause by the way.
Best wishes,
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