Galpharm 3-In-1 Antacid
contains important information for you.
|» Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
• Ask your pharmacist if you need more information or advice.
• You should contact a doctor if your symptoms worsen or do not improve within 24 hours.
• The tablets contain sucrose; if you have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this medicine.
alpharm 3-ln-1 Antacid are white, smooth tablets which contain active ingredients which belong to a group of drugs called antacids which are used to neutralise acid in the stomach when too much acid is produced.
This medicine is used to relieve the symptoms of indigestion, heartburn, excess acid, latulence (trapped wind), dyspepsia (pain in he chest or upper abdomen caused by, or iggravated by, acid) and nausea.
• You are allergic to any of the ingredients listed in Section 6.
!• You have kidney problems.
• You suffer from a condition in which your blood contains less than the normal amount of phosphates (hypophosphataemia) or are on a low phosphate diet.
|» You are taking cardiac glycosides to treat heart conditions (e.g. digoxin).
Do not take this product within two hours of taking other medicines by mouth, as it can interfere with the action of some other medicines.
Check with your doctor before taking this
• You are pregnant or breast feeding.
|» You are taking any other medicines as these tablets may affect the way other medicines work.
The tablets should be sucked or chewed. Dose and how often to take:
Take 1 -2 tablets as required.
If pain or discomfort persists this dose can be repeated. Up to a maximum of 16 tablets in 24 hours can be taken.
Do not give to children under 12 years of age.
Do not take more than 16 tablets in any 24 hours.
Do not take the tablets for more than 24 hours unless advised by a doctor.
If symptoms persist for more than 24 hours consult your doctor.
IF YOU TAKE TOO MUCH: If you take more tablets than you should, tell your doctor or pharmacist immediately.
Most people take the tablets without any problems, but as with all medicines, side effects may occur occasionally.
Stop taking the medicine and contact your doctor immediately if you notice:
• skin rashes or other signs of allergic reaction! such as itching, swelling of the lips, tongue or throat, or difficulty in breathing.
• mild laxative effects.
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can alsoi report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard.
By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
Further information overleaf
|Do not store above 25°C.
Store in the original packaging.
bo not use the tablets after the expiry date shown on the pack.
Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
The active ingredients in the tablets are:
Magnesium carbonate light 175.5mg, calcium carbonate 400mg and aluminium hydroxide 165mg.
The other ingredients in the tablets are:
[Sucrose, mannitol (E421), saccharin sodium, maize starch, peppermint oil and magnesium istearate.
[This pack contains either 24 or 48 tablets. Not all pack sizes may be marketed.
Galpharm Healthcare Ltd, Wrafton, Braunton, [Devon, EX33 2DL, United Kingdom.
Galpharm International Ltd, Elmhirst Park, Middle Field Road, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, [S75 4LS, United Kingdom.
Text revised: December 2013.