Maalox Oral Suspension Indigestion Relief Peppermint Flavour, 250ml


  • Fast effective relief
  • Relief for indigestion, heartburn, acidity
  • Contains aluminium hydroxide, magnesium hydroxide

Children less than 14 years old

  • Maalox Suspension is not recommended for children less than 14 years of age

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  • Fast effective relief
  • Relief for indigestion, heartburn, acidity
  • Contains aluminium hydroxide, magnesium hydroxide

Children less than 14 years old

  • Maalox Suspension is not recommended for children less than 14 years of age

Maalox Oral Suspension Indigestion Relief Peppermint Flavour, 250ml

What Maalox Oral Suspension is and what it is used for

Maalox Oral Suspension contains two different medicines. They are called aluminium hydroxide and magnesium hydroxide. They belong to a group of medicines called antacids.

Maalox Suspension dual-action formula is used for:

  • Heartburn or when your stomach has too much acid (indigestion)
  • Inflammation of the stomach (gastritis), and
  • When prescribed by a doctor it may also be used for lowering the amount of acid in your stomach or gut (intestine) when you have an ulcer

How does Maalox Suspension work?

Maalox Suspension works by lowering the amount of acid in your stomach.

Patient Information Leaflet

Brand

MAALOX

Brand

How To Use

Taking this medicine

  • Shake well before use to ensure the product is mixed properly
  • Take this medicine by mouth
  • If necessary, Maalox Suspension may be taken with water or milk

Adults, the elderly and children aged 14 years or older

  • Take two to four 5ml teaspoonfuls
  • Take 20 minutes to 1 hour after meals and at bedtime
  • Alternatively, take as directed by your doctor

 

If the symptoms do not go away, talk to your doctor

Children less than 14 years old

  • Maalox Suspension is not recommended for children less than 14 years of age

If you take more Maalox Suspension than you should

Talk to your doctor or go to a hospital straight away. Remember to take any medicine that is left with you so the doctor knows what you have taken.

The following effects may happen: diarrhoea, stomach pain or you may get a bloated feeling and cramping pain in the abdomen (stomach), be sick (vomit), have indigestion, heartburn, upset stomach, constipation, loss of appetite, dry mouth. This could be caused by an obstruction or blockage of the bowel (ileus).

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Delivery options

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UK Delivery

Standard Delivery within the UK £3.50 Delivery time 3-4 days
First Class Delivery within the UK £5.90 Delivery time 1-2 days
Priority Delivery within the UK £7.10. Next day delivery by 1pm. Order must be placed by 1pm. Priority delivery is only available Monday to Thursday.

Europe Delivery

Standard Delivery within EEC from £12.50 Delivery time up to 5 days depending on the local delivery service within your country.
Expedited Delivery within EEC £39.50 Delivery time 2 days. Delivery by DHL, UPS or TNT.

Rest of the World

Standard Delivery Rest of the World from £16.10 Delivery Time 10 – 15 Days
Expedited Delivery Rest of the World £55.09 Delivery 5 days. Delivery service by DHL, TNT or UPS

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Product Details

 What you need to know before you take Maalox Suspension

Do not take Maalox Suspension if:

  • You are allergic to aluminium hydroxide or magnesium hydroxide or any of the other ingredients in Maalox Suspension (listed in section 6).
    Signs of an allergic reaction include: a rash, swallowing or breathing problems, swelling of your lips, face, throat or tongue
  • You are feeling very weak and have no energy (debilitated)
  • You have kidney problems. Long term exposure to high doses of Maalox Suspension can lead to dementia.
  • You have severe stomach pain
  • Your bowel is partially or fully blocked

 

Do not take this medicine if any of the above apply to you. If you are not sure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Maalox Suspension.

Warnings and precautions

Take special care with Maalox Suspension. Check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking this medicine if:

You are on a low-phosphorous diet

Other medicines and Maalox Suspension

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines. This includes medicines you buy without a prescription, including herbal medicines.

Maalox Suspension should not be taken at the same time as other medicines. This is because Maalox Suspension can affect the way other medicines work.

Some medicines may be affected by magnesium hydroxide or they may affect how well magnesium hydroxide will work. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are already taking: – salicylates.

In particular, Maalox Suspension can affect the following medicines:

  • Some medicines used to treat infections such as tetracycline, ciprofloxacin, rifampicin and ketoconazole
  • Medicines for malaria such as chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine
  • Chlorpromazine – used for mental illness (psychosis)
  • Vitamins
  • Polystyrene sulphonate – used to treat high levels of potassium in the blood

Pregnancy and breast-feeding

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking this medicine if:

  • You are pregnant, might become pregnant, or think you may be pregnant. You should not take Maalox Suspension during the first three months of pregnancy
  • You are breast-feeding or planning to breast-feed

Maalox Suspension contains sorbitol (E420).

This medicine contains 50 mg sorbitol in each 5ml which is equivalent to 10mg/ml.

Sorbitol is a source of fructose. If your doctor has told you that you (or your child) have an intolerance to some sugars or if you have been diagnosed with hereditary fructose intolerance (HFI), a rare genetic disorder in which a person cannot break down fructose, talk to your doctor before you (or your child) take or receive this medicine.

Maalox Suspension contains less than 1 mmol sodium (23 mg) per 5 ml dose, i.e. essentially ‘sodium free’.

Ingredient

Each 5ml spoonful of Maalox Suspension contains:

Active ingredients: Magnesium hydroxide 200mg, aluminum hydroxide dried gel (equivalent to 153mg aluminum hydroxide) and simethicone 20mg.

Other ingredients: Butylparaben, flavour, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, microcrystalline cellulose, propylparaben, sodium carboxymethylcellulose, sodium saccharin, sorbitol and water.

Side Effects

Possible side effects

Like all medicines, Maalox Suspension can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

Stop taking Maalox Suspension and see a doctor or go to a hospital straight away if:

Not known (frequency cannot be estimated from the available data)

  • You have a red and lumpy skin rash, swollen eyelids, face, lips, mouth or tongue, itching and difficulty breathing or swallowing. This could be an allergic reaction.

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if any of the following side effects get serious or lasts longer than a few days. Also tell them if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet:

Uncommon (may affect up to 1 in 100 people):

  • Constipation
  • Diarrhoea

 

Very rare (may affect up to 1 in 10,000 people)

  • Hypermagnesemia, including observations after prolonged administration to patients with renal impairment.

 

Not known (frequency cannot be estimated from the available data)

  • Hypophosphatemia is an electrolyte disturbance in which there is an abnormally low level of phosphate in the body. This may occur at high doses of the product or even at normal doses especially in patients with low phosphorous diets
  • Abdominal pain
  • Hyperaluminemia is an electrolyte disturbance in which there is an abnormally elevated level of aluminium in the body

Reporting of side 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 also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard or search for MHRA Yellow Card in the Google Play or Apple App Store.

By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.

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