• Maalox Plus Suspension 250ml

Maalox Plus Suspension 250ml

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Medication features

  • Helps treat Heartburn, Indigestion & Flatulence
  • Reduces the amount of acid in the stomach
  • Suitable for patients aged 2 and above

Overview

Maalox Plus contains three different medicines:
• The first two medicines are called dried aluminium hydroxide gel and magnesium hydroxide. They belong to a group of medicines called antacids
• The other medicine is called simeticone. It belongs to a group of medicines called anti-foaming agents

Maalox Plus is used for:
• The relief of indigestion (dyspepsia)
• Heartburn
• Wind (flatulence)

Maalox Plus works by lowering the amount of acid in your stomach. The anti-foaming agent in Maalox Plus helps to remove gas from your stomach.

Side Effects

Stop taking Maalox Plus 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, 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, this may occur at high doses of the product or even at normal doses especially in patients with low phosphorus diets
- Hyperaluminemia is an electrolyte disturbance in which there is an abnormally elevated level of aluminium in the body
- Abdominal pain

Info Leaflet

Before taking any medication, it is important to read the Patient Information Leaflet. You can find information leaflets for your medicines by typing them into the search bar at medicines.org, or by contacting us.

Directions

Taking this medicine

  • Shake well before use
  • Take this medicine by mouth

Adults including the elderly

  • Take 20 minutes to 1 hour after meals and at bedtime
  • Take one to two 5 ml spoonfuls 4 times each day
  • Alternatively, take as directed by your doctor

Children aged 12 to 18 years

  • Give your child one to two 5 ml spoonfuls 4 times each day
  • Give this medicine 20 minutes to 1 hour after meals and at bedtime
  • Alternatively, give as directed by your doctor

Children aged 5 to 12 years

  • Give your child a maximum of one 5 ml spoonful 3 to 4 times each day
  • Give this medicine 20 minutes to 1 hour after meals or at bedtime
  • Alternatively, give as directed by your doctor

Children 2 to 5 years old

  • Do not give your child more than one 5 ml spoonful three times each day
  • Give this medicine 20 minutes to 1 hour after meals and at bedtime
  • Alternatively, give as directed by your doctor. If the symptoms do not go away, talk to your doctor

Warnings

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Maalox Plus if:
- You are on a low-phosphorous diet

Children
In small children use of magnesium hydroxide may cause hypermagnesemia particularly if they have renal impairment or dehydration.

Other medicines and Maalox Plus
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines. This includes medicines you buy without a prescription including herbal medicines. Maalox Plus should not be taken at the same time as other medicines. This is because Maalox Plus can affect the way other medicines work. If Maalox Plus is taken within one hour of any other medicine, it can affect the uptake of that medicine into the blood. 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


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 are breast-feeding or planning to breastfeed

Important information about some of the ingredients of Maalox Plus
Maalox Plus contains sorbitol (E420). If you have been told by your doctor that you cannot tolerate or digest some sugars, talk to your doctor before taking this medicine

Ingredients

Each bottle contains the following active substances in each 5ml of suspension:
230mg of dried aluminium hydroxide gel, 200mg of magnesium hydroxide and 25mg of simeticone

The other ingredients are: domiphen bromide, microcrystalline cellulose, methylcellulose, hydroxypropylcellulose, hydrogen peroxide, citric acid monohydrate, sodium saccharin, sorbitol (E420), carmellose sodium, lemon flavour, swiss cream flavour and water

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