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PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET
NOVASIL PLUS ANTACID SUSPENSION
Please read this leaflet before taking this medicine as it contains important information. If
you are unsure about anything, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Each 5ml of Novasil Plus Antacid Suspension contains the following active ingredients:
Dried aluminium hydroxide gel BP
Magnesium hydroxide BP
It also contains:
Sodium carboxymethylcellulose 7 MF, avicel RC 501, peppermint oil, methyl
hydroxybenzoate, propyl hydroxybenzoate, alcohol 96%, chloroform, sodium cyclamate
1968, sodium saccharin, sorbitol solution, water.
A white, viscous opaque suspension contained in an amber glass bottle containing either
100, 140, 150, 200 or 300ml of suspension.
Novasil Plus Antacid Suspension possesses both antacid (to reduct acid indigestion) and
antiflatulent (to relieve trapped wind) properties.
Magnesium hydroxide and aluminium hydroxide are antacids. Simethicone acts on gas
bubbles, thus providing the antiflatulent properties.
Product Licence Holder
Ayrton Saunders Ltd.,
9 Arkwright Road,
Astmoor Industrial Estate,
Novasil Plus Antacid Suspension is an antacid and antiflatulent used for the relief of
dyspepsia (indigestion) and flatulence (wind) associated with heartburn.
Before Using Novasil Plus Antacid Suspension
The following information should be read before using this medicine:
1. Do not take Novasil Plus Antacid Suspension if you are sensitive to any of the
ingredients listed at the beginning of this leaflet.
2. Can be used during pregnancy, however if in doubt consult your doctor.
3. Consult you doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines before taking this
product: mexilitine, diflunisal, chlorpromazine, ketoconazole, pivampicillin,
tetracycline or cimetidine.
4. Make sure Novasil Plus Antacid Suspension is suitable for you to use – ask your
doctor or pharmacist.
5. Contains sodium, which may be harmful for those on a low sodium diet.
6. Contains methyl and propyl hydroxybenzoates, which may cause allergic type
reactions, including rashes and itching and wheezing.
7. Contains 1% v/v alcohol per 100ml bottle and up to 0.04g of alcohol per 5ml
spoonful. Harmful for those suffering from liver problems, alcoholism, epilepsy,
brain injury or disease. May modify or increase the effects of other medicines.
8. Contains sorbitol, which is unsuitable for those with hereditary fructose intolerance
and may cause stomach upset and diarrhoea. Each 100ml of product contains 7ml of
sorbitol and up to 0.35ml of sorbitol per 5ml dose.
Directions for Using Novasil Plus Antacid Suspension
Adults, the elderly and children over 12 years: take one to two 5ml spoonfuls twenty
minutes to one hour after meals and at bedtime if required.
Not to be given to children under 12 years of age except on the advice of a doctor. If
symptoms persist, consult your doctor.
In the event of deliberate or accidental overdose, seek medical attention immediately.
There have been no side effects reported following use of this product.
If you experience any reactions following use of this product, then discontinue its use
immediately, and report this to your doctor or pharmacist, who will advise you on the
necessary action to take.
This unopened bottle has a two year shelf-life, which is given on the bottle and the
carton. Do not use the product after the expiry date shown. Discard the contents 28 days
after first opening this bottle.
Novasil Plus Antacid Suspension should be stored below 25oC out of the reach of
Do not freeze.
Date of revision: January 2011
Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
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