GALPHARM 3-IN-1 ANTACID
Active substance(s): ALUMINIUM HYDROXIDE / CALCIUM CARBONATE / MAGNESIUM CARBONATE LIGHT / ALUMINIUM HYDROXIDE / CALCIUM CARBONATE / MAGNESIUM CARBONATE LIGHT / ALUMINIUM HYDROXIDE / CALCIUM CARBONATE / MAGNESIUM CARBONATE LIGHT
(Magnesium Carbonate, Calcium
Carbonate and Aluminium Hydroxide)
PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET
Read this leaflet carefully because it
contains important information for you.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read
• 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
Galpharm 3-In-1 Antacid are white, smooth
tablets which contain active ingredients which
belong to a group of drugs called antacids
which are used to neutralise acid in the
stomach when too much acid is produced.
This medicine is used to relieve the symptoms
of indigestion, heartburn, excess acid,
flatulence (trapped wind), dyspepsia (pain in
the chest or upper abdomen caused by, or
aggravated by, acid) and nausea.
BEFORE YOU TAKE THE MEDICINE
Do not take this medicine if:
• You are allergic to any of the ingredients
listed in Section 6.
• You have kidney problems.
• You suffer from a condition in which your
blood contains less than the normal amount
of phosphates (hypophosphataemia) or are
on a low phosphate diet.
• You are taking cardiac glycosides to treat
heart conditions (e.g. digoxin).
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
Check with your doctor before taking this
• You are pregnant or breast feeding.
• You are taking any other medicines as
these tablets may affect the way other
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
How to take:
The tablets should be sucked or chewed.
Dose and how often to take:
Take 1-2 tablets as required.
If pain or discomfort persists this dose can
be repeated. Up to a maximum of 16 tablets
in 24 hours can be taken.
• Do not give to children under 12 years
• Do not take more than 16 tablets in any
• Do not take the tablets for more than 24
hours unless advised by a doctor.
• If symptoms persist for more than 24
hours 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
POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Most people take the tablets without any
problems, but as with all medicines, side
effects may occur occasionally.
STORING THE MEDICINE
Do not store above 25°C.
Store in the original packaging.
Do not use the tablets after the expiry date
shown on the pack.
Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
What is in this medicine:
The active ingredients in the tablets are:
Magnesium carbonate light 175.5mg,
calcium carbonate 400mg and aluminium
The other ingredients in the tablets are:
Sucrose, mannitol (E421), saccharin sodium,
maize starch, peppermint oil and magnesium
Contents of the pack:
This pack contains either 24 or 48 tablets.
Not all pack sizes may be marketed.
Marketing Authorisation Holder:
Galpharm Healthcare Ltd, Wrafton, Braunton,
Devon, EX33 2DL, United Kingdom.
Galpharm International Ltd, Elmhirst Park,
Middle Field Road, Barnsley, South Yorkshire,
S75 4LS, United Kingdom.
Text revised: December 2013.
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.
Other side effects are:
• mild laxative effects.
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.
Further information overleaf ➥
Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
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