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Patient Information Leaflet


220mg / 200mg / 25mg in 5ml
Oral Suspension


Please read this leaflet carefully before using this medicine. If you have any
questions or are not sure about anything, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

This leaflet contains the following information.

What is Actonorm and why is it used?
What should I know before taking Actonorm?
How do I take Actonorm?
Does Actonorm have any side effects?
How do I store Actonorm?
Further information.

1. What is Actonorm and why is it used?
Actonorm is an oral treatment for the
relief of indigestion and trapped wind
pains. It contains aluminium hydroxide
and magnesium hydroxide to neutralize
excess stomach acid and simeticone
which helps expulsion of trapped gas from
the stomach by burping.
2. What should I know before taking
When shouldn’t I use Actonorm?
Do not use Actonorm if you are allergic to
any of the ingredients listed in section 6 of
this leaflet.
Seek medical advice before using
Actonorm if you suffer from any kidney
What else should I know before using
Actonorm contains parahydroxybenzoates
which may cause allergic reactions
(possibly delayed).

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Are there any foods or medicines that
interact with Actonorm?
Consult your doctor or pharmacist before
taking Actonorm if you are taking any of
the following medicines because they may
become less effective:
££ pivampicillin
(used with antibiotics)
££ tetracyclines
(types of antibiotics)
££ ketoconazole
(an antifungal medicine)
££ chlorpromazine
(used in psychiatric disorders)
££ penicillamine
(used to treat rheumatoid arthritis)
££ cimetidine
(used to treat heartburn and
stomach ulcers).
Can I use Actonorm if I am pregnant
or breast-feeding?
Always consult with a healthcare
professional before using Actonorm
during pregnancy. Actonorm is safe to use
when breast-feeding.
Is it safe to drive or operate machinery
after using Actonorm?
This product is safe to use prior to driving
or operating machinery.
Important information about one of
the ingredients of Actonorm.
Actonorm contains sorbitol. If you have
been told by your doctor that you have
an intolerance to some sugars, contact
your doctor before taking this medicinal

3. How do I take Actonorm?
Adults, the elderly and children over 12
years of age:
One to four 5ml spoonfuls taken after
meals or at night as required.

5. How do I store Actonorm?
Do not use after the expiry date marked
on the pack. Keep all medicines out of the
sight and reach of children, preferably in a
locked cupboard.
Store below 25°C, do not freeze.

Children 1 to 12 years of age:
One to two 5ml spoonfuls taken after
meals or at night as required.
Actonorm is not suitable for children under
one year of age.
If symptoms of indigestion or trapped
wind persist for more than 7 days,
discontinue use and consult your doctor.
What should I do if I accidentally take
too much Actonorm?
Accidental overdose is unlikely to require
medical attention. If you do feel unwell
after taking an overdose then seek
medical advice. You should, if possible,
take the medicine and this leaflet with you
provided it doesn’t cause a delay.

6. Further information.
What is in Actonorm?
The active ingredients are aluminium
hydroxide 220mg, magnesium hydroxide
200mg, simeticone 25mg. In addition
Actonorm also contains the following
non-active ingredients: sorbitol solution,
sodium saccharin, methyl, ethyl, propyl
and butyl parahydroxybenzoates,
propylene glycol, peppermint oil,
buttermint flavouring and water.

What should I do if I miss a treatment
with Actonorm?
If you have missed a treatment then you
can take a dose immediately if required.

How is Actonorm supplied?
Actonorm is supplied in packs of 200ml.
Who is responsible for Actonorm?
The marketing authorisation holder is:
Wallace Manufacturing Chemists Ltd.,
51-53 Stert Street, Abingdon,
Oxfordshire OX14 3JF, UK
The manufacturer is:
Laleham Health and Beauty Ltd.,
Bradshaw Lane, Greenhalgh,
Kirkham, Lancashire PR4 3JA, UK

4. Does Actonorm have any side effects?
All medicines can cause side effects.
Although not common the following
side effect has been reported to the
ingredients of Actonorm:
££ Occasional and mild disturbance
of bowel function.
If you get any side effects, talk to your
doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes
any possible side effects not listed in the
package leaflet. You can report side effects
directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at
By reporting side effects you can help
provide more information on the safety of
this medicine.
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This Leaflet was revised December 2015
PL 00400/0008R



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