Main information

  • Trade name:
  • Medicine domain:
  • Humans
  • Medicine type:
  • Allopathic drug



  • Available in:
  • Language:
  • English

Other information


  • Source:
  • Dept. of Health,Therapeutic Goods Administration - Australia
  • Authorization number:
  • 210907
  • Last update:
  • 09-10-2017

Public Assessment Report

Public Summary

Summary for ARTG Entry:



ARTG entry for

Medicine Listed


Health World Ltd

Postal Address

PO Box 675,VIRGINIA BC, QLD, 4014


ARTG Start Date


Product category




Approval area

Listed Medicines


Colouring agents used in listed medicine for ingestion, other than those listed for export only under section 25 of the Act, shall be only those included in

the list of 'Colourings permitted in medicines for oral use'.

The sponsor shall keep records relating to this listed medicine as are necessary to: (a) Expedite recall if necessary of any batch of the listed medicine,

(b) Identify the manufacturer(s) of each batch of the listed medicine. Where any part of or step in manufacture in Australia of the listed medicine is

sub-contracted to a third party who is not the sponsor, copies of relevant Good Manufacturing Practice agreements relation to such manufacture shall be


The sponsor shall retain records of the distribution of the listed medicine for a period of five years and shall provide the records or copies of the records

to the Complementary Medicines Branch, Therapeutic Goods Administration, upon request.

The sponsor of the listed medicine must not, by any means, intentionally or recklessly advertise the medicine for an indication other than those accepted

in relation to the inclusion of the medicine in the Register.

All reports of adverse reactions or similar experiences associated with the use or administration of the listed medicine shall be notified to the Head, Office

of Product Review, Therapeutic Goods Administration, as soon as practicable after the sponsor of the goods becomes aware of those reports. Sponsors

of listed medicines must retain records of such reports for a period of not less than 18 months from the day the Head, Office of Product Review is notified

of the report or reports.

The sponsor shall not supply the listed medicine after the expiry date of the goods.

Where a listed medicine is distributed overseas as well as in Australia, product recall or any other regulatory action taken in relation to the medicine

outside Australia which has or may have relevance to the quality, safety or efficacy of the goods distributed in Australia, must be notified to the National

Manager Therapeutic Goods Administration, immediately the action or information is known to the sponsor.



Product Type

Single Medicine Product

Effective date



If symptoms persist consult your healthcare practitioner (or words to that effect).

Standard Indications

May assist in the management of heartburn. [Warning S required]

For the symptomatic relief of non-specific dyspepsia. [Warning S required]

May assist in the management of non-specific dyspepsia. [Warning S required]

Aids digestion.

Helps maintain healthy digestive function.

Relief or treatment of indigestion/heartburn/reflux. [Warning S required]

Specific Indications

Liquorice may provide relief from symptoms of non-specific dyspepsia such as upper abdominal pain abdominal pain/discomfort abd fullness, indigestion,

upset stomach, belching, bloating, acid - regurgitation, heartburn and loss of appetite.

MG Gastro Aid may provide relief for digestive upsets such as indigestion, heartburn and reflux by aiding and soothing digestion.

Liquorice may soothe the oesphagus to relieve the symptoms of gastro-oesphageal reflux (heartburn)

Liquorice has been used as a dumulcent to soothe mucous membranes in traditional Western herbal medicine.

Fennel has been used in traditional Western herbal medicine to support gastric motility.

Globe artichoke supports bile production.

Statements of fact: In 2006-2007, prescriptions for proton pump inhibitor medications cost more then $400 million. Nearly 1 in 7 Australians over the age

of 15 now consume medication for reflux symptoms. As at 2008, gastro-oesphageal reflux was estimated to affect approximately 2 million Australians.

Gastro-oesphageal reflux is associated with a decreased health-related general wellbeing. Contains the exclusive BCM-95 turmeric extract with

enhanced bioavailability.

Gastro Aid has been scientifically formulated for the symptomatic relief and management of heartburn (reflux) and non-specific dyspepsia. It contains

ingredients which may relieve digestive upsets and symptoms of non-specific dyspepsia such as upper abdominal pain, discomfort, fullness, indigestion,

belching, bloating, acid regurgitation and loss of appetite. Gastro Aid contains the traditional Western herbs fennel, to support gastric membranes,

thereby aiding digestive function. Globe artichoke is also included to support bile production.

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Additional Product information

Pack Size/Poison information

Pack Size

Poison Schedule


1. Formulation 1

Dosage Form

Capsule, hard

Route of Administration


Visual Identification

Active Ingredients

Curcuma longa

100 mg

Equivalent: Curcuma longa (Dry)

2.5 g

Cynara scolymus

80 mg

Equivalent: Cynara scolymus (Dry)

Foeniculum vulgare

166.67 mg

Equivalent: Foeniculum vulgare (Dry)

1.67 g

Glycyrrhiza glabra

75 mg

Matricaria chamomilla

83.33 mg

Equivalent: Matricaria chamomilla (Dry)

500 mg

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