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PEPCIDTWO CHEWABLE TABLETS

Active substance: MAGNESIUM HYDROXIDE

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This medicine is for use in adults and children aged 16 years and over.

Pepcidtwo chewable tablets is a medicine which is used to provide fast and
long-lasting (up to 12 hours) relief from heartburn, indigestion and excess
acid. The tablets contain antacids (calcium carbonate and magnesium
hydroxide) to neutralise acid, as well as famotidine which belongs to a
group of medicines known as H2 blockers that help balance the amount of
acid produced.

1 What the medicine is for

Now read this whole leaflet carefully before you use this medicine.
Keep the leaflet: you might need it again.

medicine is used to provide fast and long-lasting relief from
heartburn, indigestion and excess acid.
■ This medicine is for use by adults and children aged 16 years and over.
■ Do not take this medicine:
■ There are some people who should not use this medicine. To find out
if you are one of them. See Section 2 ▶
■ If you have ever had a bad reaction to any of the ingredients. For the
list of ingredients. See Section 6 ▶
■ Speak to your doctor:
■ If you suffer from any of the conditions mentioned in Section 2 ▶
■ If you are taking any other medicines. See Section 2 ▶
■ Follow the dosage instructions carefully. These are shown in the
dosage table. See Section 3 ▶

■ This

famotidine, magnesium hydroxide, calcium carbonate

CRR: 319717
Reference: AW_104673 (15-0225)
Date: 16/06/2015
Dimensions: 150x300

3 How to take this medicine

Do not take this medicine if you are pregnant, think you are pregnant
or planning to become pregnant or breast-feeding. Talk to your doctor
about a suitable treatment.



Pepcidtwo chewable tablets contain sucrose, glucose and lactose.
If you have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance
to some sugars contact your doctor before taking this medicinal
product.
■ This medicinal product contains small amounts of ethanol (alcohol)
less than 100 mg per dose.

Some of the ingredients can cause problems



If you are pregnant or breast-feeding





If you have difficulty swallowing or persistent stomach pains.
If you have lost weight without trying to whilst suffering from
indigestion.
■ If you are over 45 and have indigestion for the first time, or your
symptoms have recently changed.
■ If you have any other illness.
■ If you have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to
some sugars.
■ If you are taking any other medicines including:
■ non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) painkillers.
If you are not sure about any of the medicines you are taking, show the
bottle or pack to your pharmacist.
If any of these bullet points apply to you now or in the past, talk to a doctor
or pharmacist.

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking this
medicine…

If any of these apply to you, get advice from a doctor or pharmacist
without taking Pepcidtwo chewable tablets.



If you have ever had a bad reaction to any of the ingredients.
■ If you have liver or kidney problems.

Adults and children
aged 16 years and over



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You should only take this medicine as required following the dosage
instructions above carefully. If you forget to take a dose, take the next
dose when needed provided that you only take a maximum of 2 tablets
in 24 hours. Do not take a double dose.

If you forget to take the medicine

If anyone takes too many Pepcidtwo chewable tablets, contact your
doctor or nearest Accident and Emergency department (Casualty)
taking this leaflet with you.

If anyone takes too much of this medicine

Do not take more than 2 tablets in 24 hours.
If you are over 45 and have indigestion for the first time or your
symptoms have recently changed you should talk to your doctor or
pharmacist before taking this medicine.
■ If your symptoms get worse, come back, or the tablets have no effect,
talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
■ If symptoms persist for more than 6 days talk to your doctor or
pharmacist. You should not keep treating yourself with these tablets
without taking advice, as it may be a sign that you have a different
medical condition.


Dose
Chew one tablet to relieve your
symptoms. Repeat the dose if
symptoms return.

Age

Adults and children aged 16 years and over

Children under 16 years

This medicine is not recommended for children under 16 years old.

This medicine is suitable for most adults and children aged 16 years and
over, but a few people should not use it. If you are in any doubt, talk to your
doctor or pharmacist.

Do not take this medicine…

Check the table below to see how much medicine to take.
■ For oral use only.
■ Do not use more than the stated dose shown in the table.

2 Before taking this medicine

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Pepcidtwo chewable tablets can have side-effects, like all medicines,
although these don't affect everyone and are usually mild.

4 Possible side-effects

5 Storing this medicine

Pepcidtwo is a registered trade mark.

This leaflet was revised June 2015.

Manufacturer:
Janssen-Cilag SpA, Via Constant Janssen, Borgo San Michele, Latina, Italy.

Product Licence holder:
McNeil Products Ltd, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 3UG, UK.

Pepcidtwo chewable tablets are rose coloured, round, flat chewable tablets.
They are supplied in packs of 6 or 12 tablets. Not all pack sizes may be
marketed.

What the medicine looks like

Other ingredients are: Pregelatinised maize starch, sodium lauryl
sulphate, dextrates, confectioner's sugar (sucrose and maize starch),
lactose monohydrate, cellulose acetate, magnesium stearate, hypromellose
(E464), hydroxypropyl cellulose (E463), peppermint flavour (peppermint oil,
modified food starch, maltodextrine, citric acid (E330), sodium ascorbate
(E301), water), cream flavour (sweet orange oils, ethanol, esters of acetic
and butanoic acids, aliphatic alcohols and ketones, phenols, aliphatic and
aromatic aldehydes, benzaldehyde, dextrin, maltodextrine, glucose, corn
starch, calcium silicate, powdered vanilla extract, heliotropine, vanillin,
silicone dioxide, water), red ferric oxide (E172).

The active ingredients in Pepcidtwo chewable tablets are: Calcium
carbonate 800 mg, Magnesium hydroxide 165 mg and Famotidine
10 mg.

What's in this medicine?

6 Further information

Keep the product out of the reach and sight of children.
There are no special storage conditions.
Do not use your medicine after the end of the month shown as the expiry
date on the packaging.

If you experience any of the following, stop using the
medicine and seek immediate medical help:
■ Allergic reactions such as skin rash, itching, shortness of breath or
swollen face.
or numbness.
■ Fits

If you experience any of the following, stop using the
medicine and talk to your doctor:
■ Itchiness, hives or swelling.
■ Yellowing of the eye and or skin (jaundice), which may be a sign of liver
problems.
■ Unexplained bruising, bleeding or getting more infections, which may be
due to lowering of blood cell counts.
or stomach pain.
■ Vomiting

Other effects which may occur include:

■ Common effects include headache, nausea and diarrhoea.
■ Constipation, bloating, burping, wind or indigestion.
■ Dizziness, dry mouth, thirst or changes in taste.
■ Nervousness.
■ Tiredness.
■ Loss of appetite (anorexia).
■ Joint pain.
■ Increased breast size in men.
■ Changes in stool frequency and consistency.
enzyme abnormalities or worsening liver disease.
■ Liver

Reporting of side effects

If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse.
This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can
also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at:
www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard
By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the
safety of this medicine.

7 What you can do to help stop
these symptoms

Heartburn and indigestion symptoms can be caused or aggravated by:
■ Eating late in the evening.
■ Overeating, or very large meals.
■ Bending or stooping soon after eating.
■ Exercise immediately after eating.
■ Pressure on the stomach, e.g. tight fitting clothing.
Try to lose excess weight as the pressure it causes on the stomach can
produce heartburn.
Try to cut down or stop smoking. Smoking can make the muscles at the
entrance to the stomach relax, which can cause heartburn.

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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