Antacid with simethicone relieves heartburn, stomach discomfort or indigestion. Antacid with simethicone may also be used to treat the symptoms of stomach or duodenal ulcers. It can also help to relieve bloatedness.
It is also usually given together with Non-Steroidal Anti Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) to act as a gastric protectant as NSAIDs may cause gastrointestinal discomfort or symptoms.
This medicine may also sometimes be prescribed for other uses; Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Common side effects may include: constipation, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjust to the medicine.
Stop taking and inform your doctor immediately if you develop any increased thirst, flushing of skin, or any side effects that become troublesome.
Antacid with simethicone is best given when symptoms stomach discomfort occur or are expected, usually between meals and bedtimes.
The dose is usually 1 to 2 tablets between meals and at bedtime. It can be taken up to 4 times daily. The medicine comes as a chewable tablet. Chew the tablets thoroughly. Do no swallow them whole. Drink a full glass of water after taking the tablets.
If it was to be taken as a gastric protectant with NSAIDs (eg: ibuprofen), it should be chewed and then, swallowed before taking NSAIDs.
In general, do not take other oral drugs (except NSAIDs) within 2 hours of taking the antacids.
Do not take antacids for more than 1 to 2 weeks unless instructed by a doctor. You may need a stronger medicine if your symptoms persists for too long.
Antacids may contain a large amount of salt. Talk to your doctor before taking this medicine if you are on a low sodium diet or low phosphate diet.
Tell a doctor if you are pregnant, plan to be come pregnant or are breastfeeding.
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