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GASTROCOTE LIQUID

Active substance: SODIUM HYDROGEN CARBONATE

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LIQUID
Eases the discomfort of
indigestion & heartburn

150ml

Gastrocote Liquid contains a
combination of medicines called
antacids and alginates. Antacids
work by neutralising stomach acids
and alginates help to protect the
lining of the gullet from the stomach
acid.
1. Before you use this medicine
Do not use the medicine if you or
your child have
• an allergy to any of the ingredients
listed in section 3. This product
contains sunset yellow and
hydroxybenzoates which may
cause allergic reactions (possibly
delayed).

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if
you or your child
• have kidney problems
• are on a controlled salt or
phosphate diet. This product
contains 2.13 mmol (49mg) of
sodium per 5ml dose. This should
be taken into account by people on
a controlled sodium diet.
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if
you are taking
• Antibiotics such as ciprofloxacin or
tetracycline.
Do not take Gastrocote Liquid within
two hours of any other medicine.
2. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Gastrocote Liquid
can have side effects, although these
don’t affect everyone.

• Flatulence (wind) may occur.
If you notice this or any other side
effect, stop use and tell your doctor
or pharmacist. They will tell you what
to do.
If you take too much
If you accidentally take too much,
see a doctor straight away.
Take the pack with you to show
which medicine you have swallowed.
3. Further information
• See label for expiry date. Discard
one month after opening.
• Medicine should not be disposed of
via wastewater or household
waste. Ask your pharmacist how to
dispose of any unused medicine.
These measures will help to protect
the environment.

Braille reads:gastrocote
liquid

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PL 30306/0076
L19183THO-30

Do not give to children under 6
unless your doctor tells you to.
If your symptoms persist ask your
doctor or pharmacist for advice.
Peel where shown for further
precautions.
Do not store above 25°C.
Each 5ml contains: sodium
Keep out of the reach and
alginate 220mg, dried
aluminium hydroxide gel 80mg, sight of children.
magnesium trisilicate 40mg,
Marketing Authorisation
Holder: Actavis Group PTC ehf,
sodium bicarbonate 70mg as
Reykjavíkurvegi 76-78,
the active ingredients.
220 Hafnarfjordur, Iceland.
Also contains: Sunset yellow
Manufacturer: Thornton and
(E110), sodium, sodium
Ross Ltd, Huddersfield,
methylhydroxybenzoate,
sodium propylhydroxybenzoate HD7 5QH, UK.
– see enclosed leaflet for further Distributor: Actavis, Barnstaple,
EX32 8NS, UK.
information.

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IMPORTANT: Peel this label at corner and read BEFORE USE. Do not tear off, re-fix for future use
Gastrocote Liquid eases the
discomfort of indigestion and
heartburn, including
• Heartburn in pregnancy
• Reflux oesophagitis
• Gastric reflux
• Acid indigestion.
Adults and the elderly
Take one to three 5ml
spoonfuls four times a day
Children 6 to 12 years old
Take one to two 5ml
spoonfuls four times a day
• For oral use
• Shake the bottle before use
• Take after main meals and
at bedtime.

Each 5ml contains sodium alginate
220mg, dried aluminium hydroxide gel
80mg, magnesium trisilicate 40mg,
sodium bicarbonate 70mg as the active
ingredients.
Other ingredients: aluminium magnesium
silicate, sunset yellow (E110), butterscotch
flavour, peppermint liquid, saccharin
sodium, Sodium methyl hydroxybenzoate
(E219), Sodium propylhydroxybenzoate
(E217) and purified water.
What the medicine looks like
Gastrocote Liquid is a peach coloured
suspension which smells of butterscotch
and mint. It is supplied in 150ml bottles.
Gastrocote is a trade mark of Actavis
Group PTC ehf
This label was revised in December 2010

3. How to use this medicine

1. What the medicine is for

Gastrocote Liquid is used for heartburn, including
• Heartburn in pregnancy.
• Reflux oesophagitis.
• Gastric reflux.
• Acid indigestion.

2. Before you use this medicine

Do not use the medicine if you or your child have
• An allergy to any of the ingredients listed in section 6.
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you or your
child have
• Kidney problems.
• Or are on a controlled salt or phosphate diet.
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking
• Antibiotics such as ciprofloxacin or tetracycline.
Do not take Gastrocote Liquid within two hours of any other medicine.
Important information about some of the ingredients
• This product contains 2.13 mmol (49mg) of sodium per
5ml dose. This should be taken into account by people
on a controlled sodium diet.
• It contains sunset yellow and hydroxybenzoates which
may cause allergic reactions (possibly delayed).

Braille reads:gastrocote
liquid

6. Further information

• Take this medicine by mouth.
• Shake the bottle well before use.
• Take after main meals and at bedtime.
Adults and the elderly
• Take one to three 5ml spoonfuls four times a day.
Children 6 to 12 years old
• Take one to two 5ml spoonfuls four times a day
Children under 6 years
Do not give to children under 6 unless your doctor tells you to.
If your symptoms persist ask your doctor for advice.
If you take too much
If you accidentally take too much, see a doctor straight away.
Take the pack with you to show which medicine you have
swallowed.

4. Possible side effects

Like all medicines, Gastrocote Liquid can have side effects,
although these don’t affect everyone.
• Flatulence (wind) may occur.
If you notice this or any other side effect, stop use and tell your doctor
or pharmacist. They will tell you what to do.

5. Storing this medicine





Keep it out of the reach and sight of children.
Do not store above 25°C.
See label for expiry date. Discard one month after opening.
Medicine should not be disposed of via wastewater or household
waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of any unused medicine.
These measures will help to protect the environment.

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What is in this medicine
The active ingredients per 5ml are:
sodium alginate 220mg, dried
aluminium hydroxide gel 80mg, magnesium trisilicate 40mg,
sodium hydrogen carbonate 70mg.
The other ingredients are: aluminium magnesium silicate,
sunset yellow (E110), butterscotch flavour, peppermint liquid,
saccharin sodium, sodium methyl hydroxybenzoate (E219),
sodium propyl hydroxybenzoate and purified water.
What the medicine looks like
Gastrocote Liquid is a peach coloured suspension which
smells of butterscotch and mint.
It is supplied in 500ml bottles.
Marketing authorisation holder
Actavis Group PTC ehf, Reykjavikurvegi 76-78
220 Hafnarfjordur, Iceland.
Manufacturer
Thornton and Ross Ltd,
Huddersfield, HD7 5QH, UK.
Gastrocote is a trade mark of
Actavis Group PTC ehf
This label was revised in April 2012

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PL 30306/0076

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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