Trade Names/Brand Names :
Gaviscon, Gelusil, Maalox, Mylanta, Wingel
Why it is prescribed :
This combination medication contains antacids, prescribed for preventing ulcers, heartburn relief, acid indigestion and stomach upsets. This medication neutralizes acid in the stomach.
When it is not to be taken (Contraindications):
Category N :
Not yet classified.
Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications):
Dose is based on patient’s condition.
How it should be taken :
It comes as a chewable tablet and liquid to take by mouth.
Warnings and Precautions :
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of frequent alcohol use, severe loss of body water (dehydration/fluid restriction), kidney problems, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Side Effects :
Diarrhea, constipation, loss of appetite, unusual tiredness and muscle weakness.
Other Precautions :
Avoid excess dosage.
Not to be taken at the same time with other drugs as they may impair absorption of other drugs. Antacids may damage the enteric coating which is designed to avoid drug dissolution in the stomach.
Storage Conditions :
Store it at room temperature.