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MAGNESIUM TRISILICATE COMPOUND TABLETS BP

Active substance(s): DRIED ALUMINIUM HYDROXIDE / MAGNESIUM TRISILICATE

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Ingredients
Each round,white tablet contains 250 mg magnesium
trisilicate and 120 mg hydrated aluminium oxide.The
other ingredients are sucrose,lactose,pregelatinised maize
starch,potato starch,stearic acid and peppermint oil.
This pack contains 100 tablets.

Product licence holder: Dalkeith Laboratories Ltd., 2
Park Street,Woburn, Bedfordshire, MK17 9PG, UK.
Manufacturer: Surepharm Services Ltd., Ashby Road
East, Burton upon Trent, Staffs, DE15 OYZ, UK.
Date of revision: May 2013
If you would like the leaflet in a different format,
please contact the licence holder above.

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Job No.: 300911
Date: 3rd July 2013
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Patient Information Leaflet

Read the leaflet carefully and keep it in case
you want to read it again.
Do not share medicines with other people.
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor,
pharmacist or nurse.This includes any possible
side effects not listed in this leaflet. See
section 4.

Magnesium
Trisilicate Compound
Tablets BP
(magnesium trisilicate and hydrated
aluminium oxide)
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1. What these tablets are and what they
are used for
These tablets contain two active ingredients,
magnesium trisilicate and hydrated aluminium oxide.
These are antacids which work by neutralising acid in
your stomach.

These tablets are used to treat dyspepsia (heartburn
or indigestion) and reflux.They can also help to heal
duodenal ulcers.

2. Before you take these tablets
Do not take these tablets if:
• You know you are allergic to magnesium trisilicate

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or aluminium oxide or to any of the other
ingredients (these are listed in section 6)
• You suffer from acute porphyria
• You have a blood condition called
hypophosphataemia (low concentration of
phosphate in the blood).

You must be especially careful if:

this medicine if any of the above applies to you.

• You have kidney problems

Taking other medicines

• You are pregnant or breastfeeding

These tablets can affect some other medicines you
may be taking, and they should not be taken at the
same time of day as other medicines.

• You have an intolerance to some sugars.
These tablets contain lactose and sucrose.
Discuss your treatment with your doctor before taking
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Always tell your doctor or pharmacist about all
the medicines you are taking.This means

medicines you have bought yourself as well as
those you have on prescription from your doctor
and particularly any of the following:
• quinidine (for an irregular or fast heartbeat)
• ACE inhibitors (for high blood pressure)
• salicylates e.g. aspirin

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or mental illness)

• atazanavir or tipranavir (for HIV infection)
• azithromycin, isoniazid, itraconazole, ketoconazole,
methenamine, nitrofurantoin, rifampicin,
tetracyclines, cephalosporins or fluoroquinolones
(to treat infections)
• lithium, sulpiride or phenothiazines (for depression

• barbiturates (sedatives)
• bisphosphonates (for osteoporosis)
• proguanil (to prevent malaria), chloroquine or
hydroxychloroquine (to prevent malaria or treat
rheumatoid arthritis or lupus (SLE))

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• deflazacort (a corticosteroid to treat allergic or
inflammatory conditions)

• eltrombopag (to treat a blood disorder)
• erlotinib (to treat some types of cancer)

• mycophenolate (to prevent organ rejection)

• fexofenadine (an antihistamine)

• penicillamine (for rheumatoid arthritis)
• digoxin (for heart failure or an irregular heart beat)

• gabapentin or phenytoin (to treat epilepsy or
nerve pain)

• dipyridamole (to prevent blood clots)

• lansoprazole (to treat ulcers)
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• iron preparations (to treat or prevent anaemia)

3. How to take these tablets

The usual doses are as follows:

• rosuvastatin (for high cholesterol)

• bile acids.
Driving and using machinery
These tablets should not affect your ability to drive
or operate machinery.

Suck or chew before swallowing.

Adults:

If this medicine has been given to you by your doctor,
he/she will decide what dose you need to take and the
dose will be on the pharmacist’s label.Carry on taking
them for as long as you have been told unless you have
any problems.In that case,check with your doctor.

Suck or chew one or two tablets when required,
usually between meals and at bedtime. Do not take
at the same time as other medicines.

• ulipristal (an emergency contraception)
• sodium or calcium polystyrene sulfonate (to treat
high levels of potassium in the blood)

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Do not take more than the dose stated above.

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If you continue to have the same symptoms, or if you
find that you need to take the tablets frequently, go
and see your doctor.
Children should not take these tablets.
If you take more tablets than you should:
Speak to your doctor or pharmacist straight away.

4. Possible side effects
Magnesium Trisilicate Tablets are suitable for most
people if they are taken at the recommended dose,
but, like all medicines they can sometimes cause side
effects, although not everybody gets them. Diarrhoea
and belching have been reported.

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Taken excessively over a long time this medicine may
cause kidney stones.

drowsiness or confusion. In severe cases it may be
very difficult to breathe and the heart rate may slow.

Patients who have had stomach bypass operations or
those who have kidney problems may experience
hypermagnesaemia (an abnormally high level of
magnesium in the blood).This can lead to muscle
weakness, low blood pressure, changes in heart beat,

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:

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www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. By reporting side
effects you can help provide more information on the
safety of this medicine.

5. How to store these tablets

Do not use the tablets after the expiry date shown on
the label.
Take any unused medicine back to your pharmacist to
be destroyed.

Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not store above 25°C.Store in the original container.

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• levothyroxine (to treat a thyroid problem)

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Ingredients
Each round,white tablet contains 250 mg magnesium
trisilicate and 120 mg hydrated aluminium oxide.The
other ingredients are sucrose,lactose,pregelatinised maize
starch,potato starch,stearic acid and peppermint oil.
This pack contains 100 tablets.

Product licence holder: Dalkeith Laboratories Ltd., 2
Park Street,Woburn, Bedfordshire, MK17 9PG, UK.
Manufacturer: Surepharm Services Ltd., Ashby Road
East, Burton upon Trent, Staffs, DE15 OYZ, UK.
Date of revision: May 2013
If you would like the leaflet in a different format,
please contact the licence holder above.

Base Page

Job No.: 300911
Date: 3rd July 2013
PROOF 5 100%

Colour Reference:

Label Code L3801





300

Black

Base Label:

32mm x 135mm

Leaflet Page 1:

32mm x 110mm



Right Hand Opening
Left Hand Opening
Overall Leaflet Size:
Page Widths:

110

L3801

6. Further lnformation

32 x 647
108

107

107

108

107
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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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