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Carton for Gastricalm Tablets (PL 00014/0287)
FRONT OF PACK (follow brand principles and readability guidelines)

Gastricalm Tablets
Aluminium Hydroxide, Magnesium Hydroxide, Simeticone
 Fast effective relief
 For the pain and discomfort of trapped wind, bloating, fullness after food and
BACK OF PACK (follow readability guidelines)
Read all of this carton for full instructions.

What this medicine is for
This medicine contains a wind reliever and antacids, which can be used to relieve bloating
and the pain of trapped wind.
It can also be used to relieve the symptoms of indigestion, heartburn and excess acid.

Before you take this medicine
X Do not take:

 If you are allergic to any of the ingredients
 If you have low levels of phosphate in your blood
 If you have an intolerance to some sugars, unless your doctor tells you to (this medicine
contains sorbitol and sucrose)
 If are pregnant or breastfeeding, unless your doctor tells you to

! Talk to your pharmacist or doctor:
 If you have kidney problems
 If you take other medicines – tetracycline antibiotics, chloroquine (to prevent malaria),
quinolone antibiotics (e.g. ciprofloxacin), penicillamine (for rheumatoid arthritis),
phenothiazines (e.g. chlorpromazine for mental problems)

 How to take this medicine
Check the foil is not broken before use. If it is, do not take that tablet.
How many to take
How often to take
After meals, at bedtime, or
Adults and children of 12
One or two tablets
years and over
when you need to.
Children of 5 to 11 years

One tablet

After meals, at bedtime, or
when you need to.

Suck or chew the tablets.
Do not give to children under 5 years.
If symptoms do not go away within 5 days talk to your doctor.
If you take too many tablets: You may feel sick or be sick. Talk to a pharmacist or doctor if

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Carton for Gastricalm Tablets (PL 00014/0287)
this happens.

Possible side effects
Most people will not have problems, but some may get some of these:
 Occasionally diarrhoea or constipation
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 on this carton. You can also 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.

How to store this medicine
Keep all medicines out of the sight and reach of children.
Use by the date on the end flap of the carton.

Active ingredients
Each tablet contains Dried Aluminium Hydroxide Gel (calculated as Aluminium Oxide)
170 mg, Magnesium Hydroxide 164 mg, Simeticone 25 mg.
Also contains: sucrose, sorbitol (E420), maize starch, povidone, microcrystalline cellulose,
magnesium stearate, peppermint oil.
PL 00014/0287
Text prepared 05/15
Manufactured for the Marketing Authorisation holder The Boots Company PLC Nottingham
NG2 3AA by Famar SA Anthoussa Attiki 15344 Greece
If you need more advice ask your pharmacist.
Use By:
Bar code
Item code
Component code
Gastricalm Tablets
Product Name: Gastricalm Tablets
Product Licence No: 00014/0287
Wording Ref: A4 text
Status: Internal Draft PROPOSED
Pack details: 20 microns hard temper-aluminium foil an 250 PVC/40 PVdC Clear
Pack sizes 36.
Version No: 1
Date issued: June 2015
Reason for change: Yellow Card submission

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