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MAALOX PLUS TABLETS

Active substance: SIMETICONE

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PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER

5. How to store Maalox Plus Tablets

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This leaflet was last revised in November 2013
© Sanofi, 1989 - 2013

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This leaflet does not contain all the information
about your medicine. If you have any questions or
are not sure about anything, ask your doctor or
pharmacist.

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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:
Do not take Maalox Plus Tablets if:
• Constipation
• You are allergic (hypersensitive) to dried aluminium • Diarrhoea
hydroxide gel, magnesium hydroxide, simeticone
or any of the other ingredients in Maalox Plus The side effects can happen, but are not common.
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.

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Manufacturer
Sanofi-aventis S.p.A.
Stradad Statale 17, KM 22
67019 Scoppito (AQ)
Italy

62C0005/ISTRUZ

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

Marketing
Authorisation
Holder
Manufacturer
Marketing Authorisation Holder
Sanofi,
One Onslow Street,
Guildford
Surrey, GU1 4YS, UK
Tel: 0845 372 7101
Email: uk-medicalinformation@sanofi.com

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4. Possible side effects

Maalox Plus Tablets are made in blister packs
containing 10, 12, 20, 24, 30, 36, 40, 48, 50, 60, 70,
72, 80, 84, 90, 96, and 100 tablets or tubes containing
12, 24, 36, 48, 72 and 144 tablets. Not all pack sizes
may be available.

10pt

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.

Maalox® Plus Tablets are white and yellow with
“Maalox” embossed on one side. They taste of
lemon/cream.

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

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2. Before you take Maalox Plus Tablets

Children
Maalox Plus Tablets are not recommended for
children.

What Maalox Plus Tablets looks like and contents
of the pack

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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)
-- Heartburn
-- Wind (flatulence)
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.

-- The other ingredients are: swiss cream flavour,
lemon flavour, magnesium stearate, talc,
anhydrous citric acid, anhydrous glucose,
saccharin sodium, sorbitol (E420), sorbitol liquid
non-crystallising (E420), iron oxide yellow (E172),
pregelatinised starch (maize starch), maize starch,
sucrose and mannitol (E421)

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-- Each tablet contains: 200mg of dried aluminium
hydroxide gel, 200mg of magnesium hydroxide
and 25mg of simeticone

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In this leaflet:
1. What Maalox Plus Tablets are and what they are
used for
3. How to take Maalox Plus Tablets
2. Before you take Maalox Plus Tablets
3. How to take Maalox Plus Tablets
Taking this medicine
4. Possible side effects
-- Take this medicine by mouth
5. How to store Maalox Plus Tablets
-- Chew the tablets well before swallowing
6. Further information
Adults including the elderly
-- Take one or two tablets 4 times each day
1. What Maalox Plus Tablets are
-- Take 20 minutes to one hour after meals and at
and what they are used for
bedtime or as required

What Maalox Plus Tablets contain

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Important information about some of the
ingredients of Maalox Plus Tablets
Maalox Plus Tablets contain anhydrous glucose,
sucrose and sorbitol (E420). This product may be
harmful to teeth. If you have been told by your
doctor that you cannot tolerate or digest some
sugars, talk to your doctor before taking this
medicine.

12/11/2013
IST MAALOX PLUS 200MG GB I01

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

6. Further information

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Read all of this leaflet carefully because it
contains important information for you.
This medicine is available without prescription.
However, you still need to use Maalox Plus Tablets
carefully to get the best results from it.
-- Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
-- Ask your pharmacist if you need more information
or advice
-- You must contact a doctor if your symptoms
worsen or do not improve
-- If any of the side effects get serious, or if you notice
any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell
your doctor or pharmacist.

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Is this leaflet hard to see or read?
Phone 0845 372 7101 for help

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.

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.
Store below 30°C
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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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.

Dried Aluminium Hydroxide Gel 200mg
Magnesium Hydroxide 200mg
Simeticone 25mg

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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