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GAVISCON COOL TABLETS

Active substance(s): CALCIUM CARBONATE / SODIUM ALGINATE / SODIUM BICARBONATE

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PATIENTINFORMATIONLEAFLET GAVISCONCOOLMINTTABLETS SodiumalginateSodiumbicarbonateCalciumcarbonate Pleasereadthisleafletcarefullybeforeyoutakethismedicine. Ifyouarenotsureaboutanythingaskyourpharmacistordoctor. WhatareGavisconCoolMintTablets? GavisconCoolMintTabletsbelongtoagroupofmedicinescalledreflux suppressants,whichformaprotectivelayeronthetopofthestomachcontents topreventstomachacidfromescapingfromthestomachwhereitworksintothe foodpipecausingpainanddiscomfort. WhatareGavisconCoolMintTabletsusedfor? GavisconCoolMintTabletsareusedforthetreatmentofsymptomsofgastro oesophagealrefluxsuchasacidregurgitation,heartburnandindigestion,which canoccurforexamplefollowingmealsorduringpregnancy. BeforetakingGavisconCoolMintTablets: Donottakethisproductif: youknowyouareallergictoanyoftheingredientsasveryrarelydifficultyin breathingandskinrasheshaveoccurred(seefurtherinformationforafulllist). TakespecialcarebeforetreatmentwithGavisconCoolMintTablets Thismedicinecontainssodium(10.6mmolperfourtabletdose)andcalcium (3.2mmolperfourtabletdose). Ifyouhavebeenadvisedtofollowadietrestrictedineitheroftheseplease consultyourdoctor. Pleasealsotalktoyourdoctorregardingthesesaltcontentsifyousufferor havesufferedfromsignificantkidneyorheartdisease,ascertainsaltscould interferewiththesediseases. Ifyouhavephenylketonuria,notethattheproductissweetenedwithaspartame, asourceofphenylalanine. Pleaseconsultyourdoctorifyouknowyouhavereducedamountsofgastricacid inyourstomach,asthisproductmaybelesseffective. PregnancyandBreastfeeding Youcantakethisproductifyouarepregnantorbreastfeeding.Aswithall medicines,thetreatmentdurationshouldbelimitedasmuchaspossible. TakingOtherMedicines Donottakethisproductwithintwohoursoftakingothermedicinesbymouthas itcaninterferewiththeactionofsomeothermedicines. Thisisespeciallyimportantifyouaretakingantihistamines, antibiotics(tetracyclinesandquinolonessuchasnorfloxacin),ironpreparation, antifungalssuchasketoconazole,digoxinandbetablockers(forheart

conditions),neuroleptics(formentalillness),thyroxine,chloroquine(for malaria)andbisphosphonates(forosteoporosis). HowtotakeGavisconCoolMintTablets: Fororaladministration,chewthoroughlybeforeswallowing. Adults,includingtheelderlyandchildrenover12years:Whensymptoms occurtaketwotofourtabletsaftermealsandatbedtime(uptofourtimesa day). Childrenunder12years:Shouldonlybetakenonmedicaladvice. Ifyouforgetadoseitisnotnecessarytodoublethedosenexttime,justcarryon takingasbefore. Ifyoutaketoomuchofthisproductyoumayfeelbloated.Itisunlikelytocause youanyharm,butpleaseconsultyourdoctororpharmacist. AftertakingGavisconCoolMintTablets: Ifsymptomspersistafter7daysconsultyourdoctor. Possiblesideeffects: Veryrare(lessthan1in10,000)chanceofanallergicreactiontotheingredients. Symptomsofthismayincludeskinrash,itching,difficultybreathing,dizziness, orswellingoftheface,lips,tongueorthroat.Ifyouexperiencetheseoranyother sideeffectsstoptakingtheproductandconsultyourdoctorimmediately. Storingyourmedicine: Donotusethisproductaftertheexpirydate(EXP:month/year)shown. KEEPOUTOFTHEREACHANDSIGHTOFCHILDREN. Donotstoreabove25C.Storeintheoriginalpackage. Furtherinformation: GavisconCoolMintTabletsarepaleblue,circular,flattabletswiththeodourand flavourofpeppermint. Eachchewabletabletcontains250mgsodiumalginate,133.5mgsodium bicarbonateand80mgcalciumcarbonateastheactiveingredients.Theother ingredientsareindigocarmine,coolmintflavour,xylitol,polyethyleneglycol 20,000,mannitol,aspartame(E951)andmagnesiumstearate.Thesetabletsdo notcontainsugarorgluten. GavisconCoolMintTabletsareavailableinpacksizesof8,16,and32tablets. ManufacturerandPLHolderintheUK:ReckittBenckiserHealthcare(UK)Ltd., Hull,HU87DS. PL00063/0140. Gavisconand aretrademarks. TextRevised:November2012.

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