1. What Maalox Plus Tablets are and what are used for
Maalox Plus Tablets contain 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 Tablets is used for:
The relief of indigestion (dyspepsia)
Maalox Plus Tablets work by lowering the amount of acid in your stomach. The anti-foaming agent in Maalox Plus Tablets helps to remove gas from your stomach.
2. Before you take Maalox Plus Tablets
Do not take Maalox Plus Tablets if:
You are allergic (hypersensitive) to dried aluminium hydroxide gel, magnesium hydroxide, simeticone or any of the other ingredients in Maalox Plus Tablets (see Section 6: Further information)
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
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 Plus Tablets.
Taking other medicines
Please 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 Tablets should not be taken at the same time as other medicines. This is because Maalox Plus Tablets can affect the way other medicines work. If Maalox Plus Tablets are taken within one hour of any other medicine, they can affect the uptake of that medicine into 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 are breast-feeding or planning to breast-feed
Important information about some of the ingredients of Maalox Plus Tablets
Maalox Plus Tablets contain dextrose, confectioners sugar and 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.
3. How to take Maalox Plus Tablets
Taking this medicine
Take this medicine by mouth
Chew the tablets well before swallowing
Adults including the elderly
Take one or two tablets 4 times each day
Take 20 minutes to one hour after meals and at bedtime or as required
Maalox Plus Tablets are not recommended for children
If the symptoms do not go away, talk to your doctor.
If you take more Maalox Plus Tablets 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.
4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Maalox Plus Tablets can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
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:
These side effects can happen, but are not common.
5. How to store Maalox Plus Tablets
Keep this medicine in a safe place where children cannot see or reach it
Do not use Maalox Plus Tablets after the expiry date which is stated on the carton and foil after EXP. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.
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