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ACIDEX ADVANCE ORAL SUSPENSION (PEPPERMINT FLAVOUR)

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Acidex

Advance
Oral Suspension
Oral Suspension
sodium alginate and
potassium hydrogen
carbonate

Heartburn and
Indigestion
Heartburn
He
HHeart
e tbburn
eart
buurrnn aand
nd iind
indigestion
nddi
diSuspension
dig
ggeestio
t on ssuspension
ussppens
usp
ennsion
ensi
PEPPERMINT FLAVOUR

ACIDEX ADVANCE ORAL SUSPENSION

Each 10 ml of the oral suspension contains 1000 mg of
sodium alginate and 200 mg of potassium hydrogen
carbonate. Also contains parahydroxybenzoates
(Parabens, E214 and E216) which may cause allergic
reactions (possibly delayed). This medicinal product
contains about 5.1 mmol of sodium and 2 mmol of
potassium per 10 ml dose. To be taken into consideration
by patients on a controlled sodium diet or when taking
drugs which can increase potassium levels. 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 sight and reach 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. MA Holder: Pinewood Laboratories
Ltd., Ballymacarbry, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary,
P 150 ml
Ireland PL 04917/0144 23LL04878PW

PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER
Acidex Advance Oral Suspension
sodium alginate 1000 mg/10 ml,
potassium hydrogen carbonate 200 mg/10 ml
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.

ACIDEX ADVANCE ORAL SUSPENSION

In this leaflet:
1.
What Acidex Advance is and what it is used for
2.
Before you take Acidex Advance
3.
How to take Acidex Advance
4.
Possible side effects
5.
How to store Acidex Advance
6.
Further information
1.
WHAT ACIDEX ADVANCE IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR
Acidex Advance Oral Suspension (referred to as ‘Acidex Advance’
throughout this leaflet) 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 and potassium hydrogen

carbonate which together form a protective layer at the top of your
stomach to stop reflux from happening by keeping the stomach
contents away from the lining of the food pipe to relieve the
symptoms of heartburn and acid indigestion. It can therefore be taken
to prevent and relieve the symptoms of acid reflux, including during
pregnancy and relieve the symptoms of conditions such as hiatus
hernia (protrusion of muscle through a muscle wall), reflux
oesophagitis (inflamed foodpipe) and symptoms of hoarseness and
other voice disorders, sore throat and cough associated with reflux. It
can also be taken to control heartburn symptoms which may occur
when taking, or following withdrawal of medication to reduce stomach
acid such as Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) or H2 Antagonists.
2.
BEFORE YOU TAKE ACIDEX ADVANCE
Do not take Acidex advance if you:

          
medicine, including the esters of hydroxybenzoates (parabens)
(see Section 6 and end of Section 2)
Take special care with Acidex Advance
You must tell your doctor or pharmacist and take special care if you
are:
    
   
potassium levels, or suffer from too much calcium in the blood
(see end of section 2)
       
generally recommended, except on medical advice
If symptoms persist for more than 7 days contact your doctor or
pharmacist.

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.
Driving and using machines
There are no known effects of this medicine on ability to drive or
operate machinery.
Important information about some of the ingredients of Acidex
Advance
This medicine also contains:

Acidex

Advance

Each 10 ml of the oral suspension contains 1000 mg of
sodium alginate and 200 mg of potassium hydrogen
carbonate. Also contains parahydroxybenzoates
(Parabens, E214 and E216) which may cause allergic
reactions (possibly delayed). This medicinal product
contains about 5.1 mmol of sodium and 2 mmol of
potassium per 10 ml dose. To be taken into consideration
by patients on a controlled sodium diet or when taking
drugs which can increase potassium levels. 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 sight and reach 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. MA Holder: Pinewood Laboratories
Ltd., Ballymacarbry, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary,
P 150 ml
Ireland PL 04917/0144 23LL04878PW

ACIDEX ADVANCE
ORAL
SUSPENSION
Heartburn and
Oral Suspension
sodium alginate and
potassium hydrogen
carbonate

Indigestion
Heartburn
He
HHeart
eartbbu
eart
burn
urrrnn aand
nd ind
iindigestion
nddi
diSuspension
gestio
ge
t on suspension
susp
ussppeensi
nssision
PEPPERMINT FLAVOUR

Parahydroxybenzoates: may cause allergic reactions, possibly
delayed
Sodium: Each 10 ml dose of this medicine contains about 5.1 mmol
of sodium and therefore care should be exercised in patients on
a sodium restricted diet.
Potassium: Each 10 ml dose of this medicine contains about
2 mmol of potassium and therefore care should be taken when
taking drugs which can increase potassium levels.
3.
HOW TO TAKE ACIDEX ADVANCE
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 this medicine
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 (less than 1 in 10,000 patients):
         
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.
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.

5.
HOW TO STORE ACIDEX ADVANCE
Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
!"#$%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 Acidex Advance contains:
- The active ingredients are: Sodium alginate 1000 mg/10 ml,
Potassium hydrogen carbonate 200 mg/10 ml

-

The other ingredients are: Calcium Carbonate, 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 Acidex Advance looks like and contents of the pack
This medicine is a peppermint flavoured white or cream coloured
suspension.
It comes in amber glass bottles of 150 ml, 200 ml, 250 ml, 300 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 04917/0144
This leaflet was last updated in October 2016

Acidex

Advance
Oral Suspension
Oral Suspension
sodium alginate and
potassium hydrogen
carbonate

Heartburn and
Indigestion
Heartburn
He
HHeart
e tbburn
eart
buurrnn aand
nd iind
indigestion
nddi
diSuspension
dig
ggeestio
t on ssuspension
ussppens
usp
ennsion
ensi
PEPPERMINT FLAVOUR

ACIDEX ADVANCE ORAL SUSPENSION

Each 10 ml of the oral suspension contains 1000 mg of
sodium alginate and 200 mg of potassium hydrogen
carbonate. Also contains parahydroxybenzoates
(Parabens, E214 and E216) which may cause allergic
reactions (possibly delayed). This medicinal product
contains about 5.1 mmol of sodium and 2 mmol of
potassium per 10 ml dose. To be taken into consideration
by patients on a controlled sodium diet or when taking
drugs which can increase potassium levels. 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 sight and reach 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. MA Holder: Pinewood Laboratories
Ltd., Ballymacarbry, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary,
P 200 ml
Ireland PL 04917/0144 23LL04876PW

PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER
Acidex Advance Oral Suspension
sodium alginate 1000 mg/10 ml,
potassium hydrogen carbonate 200 mg/10 ml
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.

ACIDEX ADVANCE ORAL SUSPENSION

In this leaflet:
1.
What Acidex Advance is and what it is used for
2.
Before you take Acidex Advance
3.
How to take Acidex Advance
4.
Possible side effects
5.
How to store Acidex Advance
6.
Further information
1.
WHAT ACIDEX ADVANCE IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR
Acidex Advance Oral Suspension (referred to as ‘Acidex Advance’
throughout this leaflet) 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 and potassium hydrogen

carbonate which together form a protective layer at the top of your
stomach to stop reflux from happening by keeping the stomach
contents away from the lining of the food pipe to relieve the
symptoms of heartburn and acid indigestion. It can therefore be taken
to prevent and relieve the symptoms of acid reflux, including during
pregnancy and relieve the symptoms of conditions such as hiatus
hernia (protrusion of muscle through a muscle wall), reflux
oesophagitis (inflamed foodpipe) and symptoms of hoarseness and
other voice disorders, sore throat and cough associated with reflux. It
can also be taken to control heartburn symptoms which may occur
when taking, or following withdrawal of medication to reduce stomach
acid such as Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) or H2 Antagonists.
2.
BEFORE YOU TAKE ACIDEX ADVANCE
Do not take Acidex advance if you:

          
medicine, including the esters of hydroxybenzoates (parabens)
(see Section 6 and end of Section 2)
Take special care with Acidex Advance
You must tell your doctor or pharmacist and take special care if you
are:
    
   
potassium levels, or suffer from too much calcium in the blood
(see end of section 2)
       
generally recommended, except on medical advice
If symptoms persist for more than 7 days contact your doctor or
pharmacist.

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.
Driving and using machines
There are no known effects of this medicine on ability to drive or
operate machinery.
Important information about some of the ingredients of Acidex
Advance
This medicine also contains:

Acidex

Advance

Each 10 ml of the oral suspension contains 1000 mg of
sodium alginate and 200 mg of potassium hydrogen
carbonate. Also contains parahydroxybenzoates
(Parabens, E214 and E216) which may cause allergic
reactions (possibly delayed). This medicinal product
contains about 5.1 mmol of sodium and 2 mmol of
potassium per 10 ml dose. To be taken into consideration
by patients on a controlled sodium diet or when taking
drugs which can increase potassium levels. 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 sight and reach 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. MA Holder: Pinewood Laboratories
Ltd., Ballymacarbry, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary,
P 200 ml
Ireland PL 04917/0144 23LL04876PW

ACIDEX ADVANCE
ORAL
SUSPENSION
Heartburn and
Oral Suspension
sodium alginate and
potassium hydrogen
carbonate

Indigestion
Heartburn
He
HHeart
eartbbu
eart
burn
urrrnn aand
nd ind
iindigestion
nddi
diSuspension
gestio
ge
t on suspension
susp
ussppeensi
nssision
PEPPERMINT FLAVOUR

Parahydroxybenzoates: may cause allergic reactions, possibly
delayed
Sodium: Each 10 ml dose of this medicine contains about 5.1 mmol
of sodium and therefore care should be exercised in patients on
a sodium restricted diet.
Potassium: Each 10 ml dose of this medicine contains about
2 mmol of potassium and therefore care should be taken when
taking drugs which can increase potassium levels.
3.
HOW TO TAKE ACIDEX ADVANCE
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 this medicine
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 (less than 1 in 10,000 patients):
         
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.
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.

5.
HOW TO STORE ACIDEX ADVANCE
Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
!"#$%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 Acidex Advance contains:
- The active ingredients are: Sodium alginate 1000 mg/10 ml,
Potassium hydrogen carbonate 200 mg/10 ml

-

The other ingredients are: Calcium Carbonate, 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 Acidex Advance looks like and contents of the pack
This medicine is a peppermint flavoured white or cream coloured
suspension.
It comes in amber glass bottles of 150 ml, 200 ml, 250 ml, 300 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 04917/0144
This leaflet was last updated in October 2016

Acidex

Advance

Oral Suspension
sodium alginate and
potassium hydrogen
carbonate

Heartburn and
Indigestion
He
HHeart
eeart
arttbburn
buurrnn aan
nd iindigestion
nddi
diSuspension
dig
ggeestio
t on sus
ssuspension
uusp
ssppens
ensio
ensi
n n
Heartburn
and
PEPPERMINT FLAVOUR

Each 10 ml of the oral suspension contains 1000 mg of
sodium alginate and 200 mg of potassium hydrogen
carbonate. Also contains parahydroxybenzoates
(Parabens, E214 and E216) which may cause allergic
reactions (possibly delayed). This medicinal product
contains about 5.1 mmol of sodium and 2 mmol of
potassium per 10 ml dose. To be taken into consideration
by patients on a controlled sodium diet or when taking
drugs which can increase potassium levels. 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 sight and reach 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. MA Holder: Pinewood Laboratories
Ltd., Ballymacarbry, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, Ireland
PL 04917/0144 23LL05139PW
P
250 ml

PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER
Acidex Advance Oral Suspension
sodium alginate 1000 mg/10 ml,
potassium hydrogen carbonate 200 mg/10 ml
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.

3.
HOW TO TAKE ACIDEX ADVANCE
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.

In this leaflet:
1.
What Acidex Advance is and what it is used for
2.
Before you take Acidex Advance
3.
How to take Acidex Advance
4.
Possible side effects
5.
How to store Acidex Advance
6.
Further information
1.
WHAT ACIDEX ADVANCE IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR
Acidex Advance Oral Suspension (referred to as ‘Acidex Advance’
throughout this leaflet) 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 and potassium hydrogen carbonate which together form a
protective layer at the top of your stomach to stop reflux from happening by

ACIDEX ADVANCE ORAL SUSPENSION
ACIDEX ADVANCE ORAL SUSPENSION

keeping the stomach contents away from the lining of the food pipe to relieve
the symptoms of heartburn and acid indigestion. It can therefore be taken to
prevent and relieve the symptoms of acid reflux, including during pregnancy
and relieve the symptoms of conditions such as hiatus hernia (protrusion of
muscle through a muscle wall), reflux oesophagitis (inflamed foodpipe) and
symptoms of hoarseness and other voice disorders, sore throat and cough
associated with reflux. It can also be taken to control heartburn symptoms
which may occur when taking, or following withdrawal of medication to reduce
stomach acid such as Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) or H2 Antagonists.
2.
BEFORE YOU TAKE ACIDEX ADVANCE
Do not take Acidex Advance if you:
           
including the esters of hydroxybenzoates (parabens) (see Section 6 and
end of Section 2)

If you forget to take this medicine
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 (less than 1 in 10,000 patients):
         
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.

Take special care with Acidex Advance
You must tell your doctor or pharmacist and take special care if you are:
    
    
levels, or suffer from too much calcium in the blood (see end of section 2)
        
recommended, except on medical advice
If symptoms persist for more than 7 days contact your doctor or pharmacist.
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.

Driving and using machines
There are no known effects of this medicine on ability to drive or operate
machinery.
Important information about some of the ingredients of Acidex Advance
This medicine also contains:
Parahydroxybenzoates: may cause allergic reactions, possibly delayed
Sodium: Each 10 ml dose of this medicine contains about 5.1 mmol of
sodium and therefore care should be exercised in patients on a sodium
restricted diet.
Potassium: Each 10 ml dose of this medicine contains about 2 mmol of
potassium and therefore care should be taken when taking drugs which can
increase potassium levels.

Acidex

Advance

Oral Suspension

ACIDEX ADVANCE
ORAL
HeartburnSUSPENSION
and
sodium alginate and
potassium hydrogen
carbonate

Indigestion
Heartburn
Heart
HHe
eeart
arttbburn
urnn and
ur
and iindigestion
ndi
nd
diSuspension
gestio
ge
t on suspension
suusp
ssppens
ennsi
ensi
nsion
PEPPERMINT FLAVOUR

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.
5.
HOW TO STORE ACIDEX ADVANCE
Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
!"#$%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 Acidex Advance contains:
- The active ingredients are: Sodium alginate 1000 mg/10 ml, Potassium
hydrogen carbonate 200 mg/ 10 ml
- The other ingredients are: Calcium Carbonate, 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)

Manufacturer/Marketing Authorisation Holder
Pinewood Laboratories Limited,
Ballymacarbry,
Clonmel,
Co. Tipperary,
Ireland.
PL 04917/0144
This leaflet was last updated in October 2016

What Acidex Advance looks like and contents of the pack
This medicine is a peppermint flavoured white or cream coloured suspension.
It comes in amber glass bottles of 150 ml, 200 ml, 250 ml, 300 ml and
500 ml with white polypropylene caps.
Not all pack sizes may be marketed.

Each 10 ml of the oral suspension contains 1000 mg of
sodium alginate and 200 mg of potassium hydrogen
carbonate. Also contains parahydroxybenzoates
(Parabens, E214 and E216) which may cause allergic
reactions (possibly delayed). This medicinal product
contains about 5.1 mmol of sodium and 2 mmol of
potassium per 10 ml dose. To be taken into consideration
by patients on a controlled sodium diet or when taking
drugs which can increase potassium levels. 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 sight and reach 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. MA Holder: Pinewood Laboratories
Ltd., Ballymacarbry, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, Ireland
PL 04917/0144 23LL05139PW
P
250 ml

Acidex

Advance

Oral Suspension
sodium alginate and
potassium hydrogen
carbonate

Heartburn and
Indigestion
He
HHeart
eeart
arttbburn
buurrnn aan
nd iindigestion
nddi
diSuspension
dig
ggeestio
t on sus
ssuspension
uusp
ssppens
ensio
ensi
n n
Heartburn
and
PEPPERMINT FLAVOUR

Each 10 ml of the oral suspension contains 1000 mg of
sodium alginate and 200 mg of potassium hydrogen
carbonate. Also contains parahydroxybenzoates
(Parabens, E214 and E216) which may cause allergic
reactions (possibly delayed). This medicinal product
contains about 5.1 mmol of sodium and 2 mmol of
potassium per 10 ml dose. To be taken into consideration
by patients on a controlled sodium diet or when taking
drugs which can increase potassium levels. 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 sight and reach 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. MA Holder: Pinewood Laboratories
Ltd., Ballymacarbry, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, Ireland
PL 04917/0144 23LL04874PW
P 300 ml

PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER
Acidex Advance Oral Suspension
sodium alginate 1000 mg/10 ml,
potassium hydrogen carbonate 200 mg/10 ml
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.

3.
HOW TO TAKE ACIDEX ADVANCE
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.

In this leaflet:
1.
What Acidex Advance is and what it is used for
2.
Before you take Acidex Advance
3.
How to take Acidex Advance
4.
Possible side effects
5.
How to store Acidex Advance
6.
Further information
1.
WHAT ACIDEX ADVANCE IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR
Acidex Advance Oral Suspension (referred to as ‘Acidex Advance’
throughout this leaflet) 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 and potassium hydrogen carbonate which together form a
protective layer at the top of your stomach to stop reflux from happening by

ACIDEX ADVANCE ORAL SUSPENSION
ACIDEX ADVANCE ORAL SUSPENSION

keeping the stomach contents away from the lining of the food pipe to relieve
the symptoms of heartburn and acid indigestion. It can therefore be taken to
prevent and relieve the symptoms of acid reflux, including during pregnancy
and relieve the symptoms of conditions such as hiatus hernia (protrusion of
muscle through a muscle wall), reflux oesophagitis (inflamed foodpipe) and
symptoms of hoarseness and other voice disorders, sore throat and cough
associated with reflux. It can also be taken to control heartburn symptoms
which may occur when taking, or following withdrawal of medication to reduce
stomach acid such as Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) or H2 Antagonists.
2.
BEFORE YOU TAKE ACIDEX ADVANCE
Do not take Acidex Advance if you:
           
including the esters of hydroxybenzoates (parabens) (see Section 6 and
end of Section 2)

If you forget to take this medicine
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 (less than 1 in 10,000 patients):
         
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.

Take special care with Acidex Advance
You must tell your doctor or pharmacist and take special care if you are:
    
    
levels, or suffer from too much calcium in the blood (see end of section 2)
        
recommended, except on medical advice
If symptoms persist for more than 7 days contact your doctor or pharmacist.
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.

Driving and using machines
There are no known effects of this medicine on ability to drive or operate
machinery.
Important information about some of the ingredients of Acidex Advance
This medicine also contains:
Parahydroxybenzoates: may cause allergic reactions, possibly delayed
Sodium: Each 10 ml dose of this medicine contains about 5.1 mmol of
sodium and therefore care should be exercised in patients on a sodium
restricted diet.
Potassium: Each 10 ml dose of this medicine contains about 2 mmol of
potassium and therefore care should be taken when taking drugs which can
increase potassium levels.

Acidex

Advance

Oral Suspension

ACIDEX ADVANCE
ORAL
HeartburnSUSPENSION
and
sodium alginate and
potassium hydrogen
carbonate

Indigestion
Heartburn
Heart
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PEPPERMINT FLAVOUR

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.
5.
HOW TO STORE ACIDEX ADVANCE
Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
!"#$%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 Acidex Advance contains:
- The active ingredients are: Sodium alginate 1000 mg/10 ml, Potassium
hydrogen carbonate 200 mg/ 10 ml
- The other ingredients are: Calcium Carbonate, 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)

Manufacturer/Marketing Authorisation Holder
Pinewood Laboratories Limited,
Ballymacarbry,
Clonmel,
Co. Tipperary,
Ireland.
PL 04917/0144
This leaflet was last updated in October 2016

What Acidex Advance looks like and contents of the pack
This medicine is a peppermint flavoured white or cream coloured suspension.
It comes in amber glass bottles of 150 ml, 200 ml, 250 ml, 300 ml and
500 ml with white polypropylene caps.
Not all pack sizes may be marketed.

Each 10 ml of the oral suspension contains 1000 mg of
sodium alginate and 200 mg of potassium hydrogen
carbonate. Also contains parahydroxybenzoates
(Parabens, E214 and E216) which may cause allergic
reactions (possibly delayed). This medicinal product
contains about 5.1 mmol of sodium and 2 mmol of
potassium per 10 ml dose. To be taken into consideration
by patients on a controlled sodium diet or when taking
drugs which can increase potassium levels. 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 sight and reach 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. MA Holder: Pinewood Laboratories
Ltd., Ballymacarbry, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, Ireland
PL 04917/0144 23LL04874PW
P 300 ml

Acidex

Advance

DESIGN
DES
DE
D
ES
EDESIGN
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GN
PANEL
PANEL
P
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sodium alginate and
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carbonate

Heartburn and
Indigestion
Heartburn
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indigestion
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PEPPERMINT FLAVOUR

Each 10 ml of the oral suspension contains 1000 mg of sodium
alginate and 200 mg of potassium hydrogen carbonate. Also
contains parahydroxybenzoates (Parabens, E214 and E216) which
may cause allergic reactions (possibly delayed). This medicinal
product contains about 5.1 mmol of sodium and 2 mmol of
potassium per 10 ml dose. To be taken into consideration by
patients on a controlled sodium diet or when taking drugs which can
increase potassium levels. 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 sight and reach 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.
P 500 ml
MA Holder:
Pinewood Laboratories Ltd., Ballymacarbry, Clonmel,
Co. Tipperary, Ireland PL 04917/0144 23LL05141PW

PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER
Acidex Advance Oral Suspension
sodium alginate 1000 mg/10 ml, potassium hydrogen carbonate 200 mg/10 ml
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 Acidex Advance is and what it is used for
2.
Before you take Acidex Advance
3.
How to take Acidex Advance

Driving and using machines
There are no known effects of this medicine on ability to drive or operate machinery.
Important information about some of the ingredients of Acidex Advance
This medicine also contains:
Parahydroxybenzoates: may cause allergic reactions, possibly delayed
Sodium: Each 10 ml dose of this medicine contains about 5.1 mmol of sodium and therefore
care should be exercised in patients on a sodium restricted diet.
Potassium: Each 10 ml dose of this medicine contains about 2 mmol of potassium and
therefore care should be taken when taking drugs which can increase potassium levels.
3.
HOW TO TAKE ACIDEX ADVANCE
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:
Children under 12 years:

5 – 10 ml
only under medical supervision

4.
5.
6.

Possible side effects
How to store Acidex Advance
Further information

1.
WHAT ACIDEX ADVANCE IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR
Acidex Advance Oral Suspension (referred to as ‘Acidex Advance’ throughout this leaflet) 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 and potassium
hydrogen carbonate which together form a protective layer at the top of your stomach to stop
reflux from happening by keeping the stomach contents away from the lining of the food pipe to
relieve the symptoms of heartburn and acid indigestion. It can therefore be taken to prevent and
relieve the symptoms of acid reflux, including during pregnancy and relieve the symptoms of
conditions such as hiatus hernia (protrusion of muscle through a muscle wall), reflux oesophagitis
(inflamed foodpipe) and symptoms of hoarseness and other voice disorders, sore throat and
cough associated with reflux. It can also be taken to control heartburn symptoms which may occur
when taking, or following withdrawal of medication to reduce stomach acid such as Proton Pump
Inhibitors (PPIs) or H2 Antagonists.

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 this medicine
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 (less than 1 in 10,000 patients):
         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.

ACIDEX ADVANCE ORAL SUSPENSION
ACIDEX ADVANCE ORAL SUSPENSION

2.
BEFORE YOU TAKE ACIDEX ADVANCE
Do not take Acidex Advance if you:
           including the esters of
hydroxybenzoates (parabens) (see Section 6 and end of Section 2)
Take special care with Acidex Advance
You must tell your doctor or pharmacist and take special care if you are:
    
    
too much calcium in the blood (see end of section 2)
         & 
on medical advice
If symptoms persist for more than 7 days contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Acidex

Advance
ACIDEX ADVANCE
ORAL
SUSPENSION
Heartburn and

DESIGN
DE
DES
D
EES
SSIOral
IGN
GNSuspension
DESIGN
PANEL
PANEL
P
ANE
AN
A
NEL
NE
sodium alginate and
potassium hydrogen
carbonate

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.

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.
5.
HOW TO STORE ACIDEX ADVANCE
Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
!"#$% '%
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 Acidex Advance contains:
- The active ingredients are: Sodium alginate 1000 mg/10 ml, Potassium hydrogen carbonate
200 mg/10 ml

Each 10 ml of the oral suspension contains 1000 mg of sodium
alginate and 200 mg of potassium hydrogen carbonate. Also
contains parahydroxybenzoates (Parabens, E214 and E216) which
may cause allergic reactions (possibly delayed). This medicinal
product contains about 5.1 mmol of sodium and 2 mmol of
potassium per 10 ml dose. To be taken into consideration by
patients on a controlled sodium diet or when taking drugs which can
increase potassium levels. 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 sight and reach 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.
P 500 ml
MA Holder:
Pinewood Laboratories Ltd., Ballymacarbry, Clonmel,
Co. Tipperary, Ireland PL 04917/0144 23LL05141PW

Indigestion
Heartburn
Hear
HHe
eeartb
tbur
tbu
burn aan
and
nd in
iindigestion
nddig
ig
iSuspension
gesstio
tion ssuspension
uspen
peennsio
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on
PEPPERMINT FLAVOUR

-

The other ingredients are: Calcium Carbonate, 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 Acidex Advance looks like and contents of the pack
This medicine is a peppermint flavoured white or cream coloured suspension.
It comes in amber glass bottles of 150 ml, 200 ml, 250 ml, 300 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 04917/0144
This leaflet was last updated October 2016

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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