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Active substance(s): CALCIUM CARBONATE / LIGHT KAOLIN

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ASDA
UPSET STOMACH TABLETS
(Kaolin and Calcium Carbonate)

PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET
Read this leaflet carefully because it
contains important information for you.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to
read it again.
• Ask your pharmacist if you need
more information or advice.
• You should contact a doctor if your
symptoms worsen or do not improve
within 24 hours.
IN THIS LEAFLET:
1. What this medicine is for
2. Before you take the medicine
3. How to take the medicine
4. Possible side effects
5. Storing the medicine
6. Further information
WHAT THIS MEDICINE IS FOR
Asda Upset Stomach Tablets are
mottled pink/white in colour and are
flavoured with carminative oils which
relieve flatulence and colic associated
abdominal pain. The tablets contain
light kaolin which is an absorbent to
help remove toxins and bacteria from
the gut and calcium carbonate which is
an antacid to calm the stomach.
This medicine is used for the treatment
of mild diarrhoea and holiday tummy.
Please note that these tablets relieve
the symptoms of mild diarrhoea only
and should not be used as a
substitute for rehydration treatment.
BEFORE YOU TAKE THE MEDICINE
Do not take this medicine if:
• You are allergic to any of the
ingredients listed in Section 6.
Taking other medicines:
• Do not take this product within two
hours of taking other medicines by
mouth, as it can interfere with the
action of some other medicines.

Check with your doctor before
taking this medicine if:
• You are taking any other medicines,
especially the following drugs:
lincomycin, pivampicillin, tetracycline
(to treat bacterial infections), digoxin
(to treat heart conditions), cimetidine
(to treat heartburn and peptic ulcers),
chlorpromazine (to treat schizophrenia),
diflunisal (to treat pain and inflammation),
or ketaconazole (to prevent or treat
skin and fungal infections).
Important information about some
of the ingredients of this medicine:
• The tablets contain sucrose; if you
have been told by your doctor that
you have an intolerance to some
sugars, contact your doctor before
taking this medicine.
HOW TO TAKE THE MEDICINE
Adults, the elderly and children
over 12 years
How to take:
The tablets should be chewed before
swallowing.
Dose and how often to take:
Take five tablets four times a day if
necessary.
Children 6 to 12 years
How to take:
The tablets should be chewed before
swallowing.
Dose and how often to take:
Take two tablets four times a day if
necessary.
• Do not give to children under 6
years of age
• If symptoms persist for more than
3 days consult your doctor.
• DO NOT EXCEED THE STATED DOSE.
IF YOU TAKE TOO MUCH: If you take
more tablets than you should, tell your
doctor or pharmacist.
Further information overleaf ➥

POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
There are no known side effects with
this medicine but as with all medicines,
side effects may occur occasionally.
Allergic reaction:
Stop taking the medicine and contact
your doctor immediately if you notice:
• skin rashes or other signs of allergic
reaction such as itching, swelling of
the lips, tongue or throat, or difficulty
in breathing.
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.

Contents of the pack:
The pack contains 24, 36, 48 or 60
tablets. Not all pack sizes may be
marketed.
Marketing Authorisation Holder:
Galpharm Healthcare Ltd, Wrafton,
Braunton, Devon, EX33 2DL,
United Kingdom.
Manufacturer:
Galpharm International Limited,
Elmhirst Park, Middle Field Road,
Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S75 4LS,
United Kingdom.
Text revised: December 2013.

STORING THE MEDICINE
Store below 25°C in a dry place.
Do not use the tablets after the expiry
date shown on the pack.
Keep out of the sight and reach
of children.
FURTHER INFORMATION
What is in this medicine:
The active ingredients in the tablets
are: Light kaolin 400mg and calcium
carbonate 75mg.
The other ingredients in the tablets
are: Icing sugar, maize starch, talc, clove
oil, cinnamon oil, nutmeg oil, magnesium
stearate and erythrosine (E127).
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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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