BOOTS MAX STRENGTH HEARTBURN RELIEF ORAL SUSPENSION (PEPPERMINT FLAVOUR)

Active substance: SODIUM BICARBONATE

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sodium alginate 1000 mg/10 ml, sodium bicarbonate 200 mg/10 ml,
calcium carbonate 200 mg/10 ml
PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER

Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine.
This medicine is available without prescription. However, you still need to use
the product carefully to get the best results from it. You must contact a doctor
if your symptoms worsen or do not improve after seven days.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
• If you have any further questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
• If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side effects not
listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.

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Important information about some of the ingredients of Max Strength Heartburn
Relief
This medicine also contains:
• Parahydroxybenzoates: may cause allergic reactions, possibly delayed
• Sodium: Each 10 ml dose of this medicine contains about 7.5 mmol of sodium
and therefore care should be exercised in patients on a sodium restricted diet.

3 HOW TO TAKE THIS MEDICINE
To be taken by mouth, after meals and at bedtime. Shake bottle well before use.
Leave 1-2 hours between taking this medicine and other medicines. If you are
unsure how to use this medicine, check with your doctor or pharmacist.
5 – 10 ml
only under medical supervision

Dimensions, Base label:
L:
145 mm
W:
55 mm

LABEL SIZE: 145 x 55mm
Leaflet size: 631 x 55mm (108 106 105 104 104 104)

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peptac MAX
STRENGTH
HEARTBURN RELIEF
ORAL SUSPENSION
104mm

PEPTAC MAX STRENGTH HEARTBURN RELIEF ORAL SUSPENSION

Adults and children over 12 years and the Elderly:
Children under 12 years:

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Each 10 ml of the oral suspension contains 1000 mg of sodium
alginate, 200 mg of sodium bicarbonate and 200 mg of calcium
carbonate. Also contains parahydroxybenzoates (Parabens,
E214 and E216) which may cause allergic reactions (possibly
sodium alginate,
delayed). This medicinal product contains about 7.5 mmol of
sodium bicarbonate,
sodium per 10 ml dose. To be taken into consideration by
patients on a controlled sodium diet. Care should also be taken if
calcium carbonate
on calcium controlled diet. Read the attached leaflet carefully
Oral Use
before use. To be taken by mouth after meals and at bedtime.
Shake bottle well before use. Leave 1-2 hours between taking
this medicine and other medicines. KEEP OUT OF THE REACH
AND SIGHT OF CHILDREN. Take special care if you are allergic
to any of the ingredients of this medicine. Side effects are
Peppermint flavour
occasional. See leaflet for further information. Store below 25ºC.
Distributed by:
Do not use after the expiry date shown on the label. Do not
TEVA UK Limited, Eastbourne,
refrigerate or freeze. Marketing Authorisation Holder: Pinewood
BN22 9AG.
Laboratories Limited, Ballymacarbry, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary,
GSL Ireland. PL 04917/0114 14713-A 23LL
250 ml Oral Suspension
UK Reg'd T.M.

Peptac Max Strength
Heartburn Relief
Oral Suspension

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batch number and expiry date

LEAFLET POSITION GUIDE

IN THIS LEAFLET:

1. What this medicine is and what it is used for
2. Before you take this medicine
3. How to take this medicine
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store this medicine
6. Further information

1 WHAT THIS MEDICINE IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR
Max Strength Heartburn Relief belongs to a group of medicines called “reflux
suppressants”. Reflux is when the acid stomach contents flow back up the
gullet (oesophagus) and this can cause pain and discomfort known as
heartburn or acid indigestion. This medicine contains the active ingredients

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sodium alginate, sodium bicarbonate and calcium carbonate which together
form a protective layer at the top of your stomach to stop reflux from
happening. It can therefore be taken to prevent and relieve the symptoms of
acid reflux, including during pregnancy.

2 BEFORE YOU TAKE THIS MEDICINE
Do not take Max Strength Heartburn Relief if you:
• are allergic (hypersensitive) to any of the ingredients in this medicine,
including the esters of hydroxybenzoates (parabens) (see Section 6 and end
of Section 2).
Take special care with Max Strength Heartburn Relief
You must tell your doctor or pharmacist and take special care if you are:
• on a sodium restricted diet or suffer from too much calcium in the blood (see
end of section 2)

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WARNING: DO NOT EXCEED THE STATED DOSE
If you take more of this medicine than you should
Overdose is very unlikely but if it occurs it may cause bloating.
If you forget to take Max Strength Heartburn Relief
If you forget to take your medicine, take it as soon as you remember, Do not take
a double dose to make up for the forgotten dose.

4 POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, this product can cause side effects, although not everybody
gets them.

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Taking other medicines
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken,
any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription and
especially if you are taking any of the following, as interactions can occur:
• ACE inhibitors
• Analgesics
• Antibacterials
• Antiepileptics
• Antifungals
• Antimalarials

Taking this medicine with food and drink
This medicine should be taken after meals and at bedtime.

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Very rarely:
• Patients who are sensitive to the ingredients can develop allergic reactions
such as difficulty breathing, hives and swelling of the face. If this occurs you
should stop taking the medicine and seek immediate medical attention.
Occasional:
• Constipation
• Flatulence
• Stomach cramp
• Belching.
If any of these side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side effects not
listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.

Antipsychotics
Bisphosphonates
Lithium
Penicillamine.

Driving and using machines
There are no known effects of this medicine on ability to drive or operate
machinery.

5 HOW TO STORE THIS MEDICINE
Keep out of the reach and sight of children. Do not store above 25°C. Do not
refrigerate or freeze.
Do not use this product after the expiry date which is stated on the pack. 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.

What Max Strength Heartburn Relief contains:
• The active ingredients are: Sodium alginate 1000 mg/10 ml, Sodium

Each 10 ml of the oral suspension contains 1000 mg of sodium
alginate, 200 mg of sodium bicarbonate and 200 mg of calcium
carbonate. Also contains parahydroxybenzoates (Parabens,
E214 and E216) which may cause allergic reactions (possibly
sodium alginate,
delayed). This medicinal product contains about 7.5 mmol of
sodium bicarbonate,
sodium per 10 ml dose. To be taken into consideration by
patients on a controlled sodium diet. Care should also be taken if
calcium carbonate
on calcium controlled diet. Read the attached leaflet carefully
Oral Use
before use. To be taken by mouth after meals and at bedtime.
Shake bottle well before use. Leave 1-2 hours between taking
this medicine and other medicines. KEEP OUT OF THE REACH
AND SIGHT OF CHILDREN. Take special care if you are allergic
to any of the ingredients of this medicine. Side effects are
Peppermint flavour
occasional. See leaflet for further information. Store below 25ºC.
Distributed by:
Do not use after the expiry date shown on the label. Do not
TEVA UK Limited, Eastbourne,
refrigerate or freeze. Marketing Authorisation Holder: Pinewood
BN22 9AG.
Laboratories Limited, Ballymacarbry, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary,
GSL Ireland. PL 04917/0114 14713-A 23LL
250 ml Oral Suspension
UK Reg'd T.M.

Peptac Max Strength
Heartburn Relief
Oral Suspension

Pregnancy and breast-feeding
This medicine can be used during pregnancy and breast-feeding, however it is
recommended to limit the treatment duration as much as possible.

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6 FURTHER INFORMATION

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• Treatment of children younger than 12 years of age is not generally
recommended, except on medical advice.
Max Strength Heartburn Relief should not be taken within 1 to 2 hours of taking
other medicines by mouth, or for more than 7 days if symptoms persist.

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peptac max
strength
heartburn relief
oral suspension

peptac MAX
STRENGTH
HEARTBURN RELIEF
ORAL SUSPENSION

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bicarbonate 200 mg/10 ml and Calcium carbonate 200 mg/10 ml
• The other ingredients are: Carbomer, Sodium Hydroxide, Saccharin Sodium,
Ethyl Parahydroxybenzoate (E214), Propyl Parahydroxybenzoate (E216),
Butyl Parahydroxybenzoate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Peppermint Oil and Purified
Water (see end of Section 2 for further information).
What Max Strength Heartburn Relief looks like and contents of the pack
This medicine is a peppermint flavoured white or cream coloured suspension.
It comes in sachets consisting of paper, polyethylene, aluminium and partial
zinc salt, as well as in amber glass bottles of 150 ml, 200 ml, 250 ml and 500 ml
with white polypropylene caps.
Not all pack sizes may be marketed.

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Manufacturer / Marketing Authorisation Holder
Pinewood Laboratories Limited,
Ballymacarbry,
Clonmel,
Co. Tipperary,
Ireland.
PL 04917/0114
Distributed by: TEVA UK Limited, Eastbourne, BN22 9AG.
This leaflet was last updated in 12/2011
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LEAFLET POSITION GUIDE

Peptac Max Strength
Heartburn Relief
Oral Suspension
sodium alginate,
sodium bicarbonate,
calcium carbonate
Oral Use

Marketing Authorisation Holder:
Pinewood Laboratories Limited,
Ballymacarbry,
Clonmel,
Co. Tipperary,
Ireland.

19

Peppermint flavour
500ml

Each 10 ml of the oral suspension contains 1000 mg of sodium alginate, 200 mg of
sodium bicarbonate and 200 mg of calcium carbonate. Also contains
parahydroxybenzoates (Parabens, E214 and E216) which may cause allergic
reactions (possibly delayed). This medicinal product contains about 7.5 mmol of
sodium per 10 ml dose. To be taken into consideration by patients on a controlled
sodium diet. Care should also be taken if on calcium controlled diet. Read the
attached leaflet carefully before use. To be taken by mouth after meals and at
bedtime.
Shake bottle well before use. Leave 1-2 hours between taking this medicine and
other medicines. KEEP OUT OF THE REACH AND SIGHT OF CHILDREN. Take special
care if you are allergic to any of the ingredients of this medicine. Side effects are
occasional. See leaflet for further information. Store below 25ºC. Do not use after
the expiry date shown on the label. Do not refrigerate or freeze.

Oral Suspension

Distributed by:
TEVA UK Limited,
Eastbourne,
BN22 9AG.
14715-A

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200

LABEL SIZE: 200 x 75mm
Leaflet size: 643 x 75mm (163 161 160 159)

GSL
UK Reg'd T.M.

peptac MAX
STRENGTH
HEARTBURN RELIEF
ORAL SUSPENSION

PL 04917/0114

23LL

159mm

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PEPTAC MAX STRENGTH HEARTBURN RELIEF ORAL SUSPENSION
sodium alginate 1000 mg/10 ml, sodium bicarbonate 200 mg/10 ml,
calcium carbonate 200 mg/10 ml
PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER

Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine.
This medicine is available without prescription. However, you still need to use the product carefully to get the best results
from it. You must contact a doctor if your symptoms worsen or do not improve after seven days.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
• If you have any further questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
• If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or
pharmacist.
IN THIS LEAFLET:

1 WHAT THIS MEDICINE IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR
Max Strength Heartburn Relief belongs to a group of medicines called “reflux suppressants”. Reflux is when the acid
stomach contents flow back up the gullet (oesophagus) and this can cause pain and discomfort known as heartburn or
acid indigestion. This medicine contains the active ingredients sodium alginate, sodium bicarbonate and calcium
carbonate which together form a protective layer at the top of your stomach to stop reflux from
happening. It can therefore be taken to prevent and relieve the symptoms of acid reflux, including during pregnancy.

2 BEFORE YOU TAKE THIS MEDICINE
Do not take Max Strength Heartburn Relief if you:
• are allergic (hypersensitive) to any of the ingredients in this medicine, including the esters of hydroxybenzoates
(parabens) (see Section 6 and end of Section 2).
Take special care with Max Strength Heartburn Relief
You must tell your doctor or pharmacist and take special care if you are:
• on a sodium restricted diet or suffer from too much calcium in the blood (see end of section 2)
• Treatment of children younger than 12 years of age is not generally recommended, except on medical advice.

1. What this medicine is and what it is used for
2. Before you take this medicine
3. How to take this medicine
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store this medicine
6. Further information

Max Strength Heartburn Relief should not be taken within 1 to 2 hours of taking other medicines by mouth, or for more than
7 days if symptoms persist.

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Important information about some of the ingredients of Max Strength Heartburn Relief
This medicine also contains:
• Parahydroxybenzoates: may cause allergic reactions, possibly delayed
• Sodium: Each 10 ml dose of this medicine contains about 7.5 mmol of sodium and therefore care should be exercised in
patients on a sodium restricted diet.

3 HOW TO TAKE THIS MEDICINE
To be taken by mouth, after meals and at bedtime. Shake bottle well before use. Leave 1-2 hours between taking this
medicine and other medicines. If you are unsure how to use this medicine, check with your doctor or pharmacist.
Adults and children over 12 years and the Elderly:

5 – 10 ml

Children under 12 years:

only under medical supervision

WARNING: DO NOT EXCEED THE STATED DOSE

If you take more of this medicine than you should
Overdose is very unlikely but if it occurs it may cause bloating.
If you forget to take Max Strength Heartburn Relief
If you forget to take your medicine, take it as soon as you remember, Do not take a double dose to make up for the forgotten
dose.

4 POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, this product can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Very rarely:
• Patients who are sensitive to the ingredients can develop allergic reactions such as difficulty breathing, hives and
swelling of the face. If this occurs you should stop taking the medicine and seek immediate medical attention.
Occasional:
• Constipation
• Flatulence
• Stomach cramp
• Belching.
If any of these side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or
pharmacist.

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Taking other medicines
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken, any other medicines, including medicines
obtained without a prescription and especially if you are taking any of the following, as interactions can occur:
• ACE inhibitors
• Analgesics
• Antibacterials
• Antiepileptics
• Antifungals
• Antimalarials
• Antipsychotics
• Bisphosphonates
• Lithium
• Penicillamine.
Taking this medicine with food and drink
This medicine should be taken after meals and at bedtime.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
This medicine can be used during pregnancy and breast-feeding, however it is recommended to limit the treatment duration
as much as possible.

161mm

Driving and using machines
There are no known effects of this medicine on ability to drive or operate machinery.

Braille reads:
peptac max
strength
heartburn relief
oral suspension

Peptac Max Strength
Heartburn Relief
Oral Suspension

Each 10 ml of the oral suspension contains 1000 mg of sodium alginate, 200 mg of
sodium bicarbonate and 200 mg of calcium carbonate. Also contains
parahydroxybenzoates (Parabens, E214 and E216) which may cause allergic
reactions (possibly delayed). This medicinal product contains about 7.5 mmol of
sodium per 10 ml dose. To be taken into consideration by patients on a controlled
sodium diet. Care should also be taken if on calcium controlled diet. Read the
attached leaflet carefully before use. To be taken by mouth after meals and at
bedtime.
Shake bottle well before use. Leave 1-2 hours between taking this medicine and
other medicines. KEEP OUT OF THE REACH AND SIGHT OF CHILDREN. Take special
care if you are allergic to any of the ingredients of this medicine. Side effects are
occasional. See leaflet for further information. Store below 25ºC. Do not use after
the expiry date shown on the label. Do not refrigerate or freeze.

peptac MAX
sodium alginate,
STRENGTH
sodium bicarbonate,
calcium carbonate
HEARTBURN RELIEF
ORAL SUSPENSION
Oral Use

Peppermint flavour
500ml

Oral Suspension

Marketing Authorisation Holder:
Pinewood Laboratories Limited,
Ballymacarbry,
Clonmel,
Co. Tipperary,
Ireland.

160mm
5 HOW TO STORE THIS MEDICINE
Keep out of the reach and sight of children. Do not store above 25°C. Do not refrigerate or freeze.
Do not use this product after the expiry date which is stated on the pack. 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.

6 FURTHER INFORMATION
What Max Strength Heartburn Relief contains:
• The active ingredients are: Sodium alginate 1000 mg/10 ml, Sodium bicarbonate 200 mg/10 ml and Calcium carbonate
200 mg/10 ml
• The other ingredients are: Carbomer, Sodium Hydroxide, Saccharin Sodium, Ethyl Parahydroxybenzoate (E214), Propyl
Parahydroxybenzoate (E216), Butyl Parahydroxybenzoate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Peppermint Oil and Purified Water (see
end of Section 2 for further information).
What Max Strength Heartburn Relief looks like and contents of the pack
This medicine is a peppermint flavoured white or cream coloured suspension.

Distributed by:
TEVA UK Limited,
Eastbourne,
BN22 9AG.

14715-A

GSL
UK Reg'd T.M.

PL 04917/0114

23LL

159mm
It comes in sachets consisting of paper, polyethylene, aluminium and partial zinc salt, as well as in amber glass bottles of
150 ml, 200 ml, 250 ml and 500 ml with white polypropylene caps.
Not all pack sizes may be marketed.
Manufacturer / Marketing Authorisation Holder
Pinewood Laboratories Limited,
Ballymacarbry,
Clonmel,
Co. Tipperary,
Ireland.
PL 04917/0114
Distributed by: TEVA UK Limited, Eastbourne, BN22 9AG.
This leaflet was last updated in 12/2011
14715-A

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