Generic Name: Aluminium hydroxide; Magnesium hydroxide; Oxethazaine
Product Name: Mucaine Suspension
Mucaine suspension is used for the temporary relief from the symptoms of indigestion, heartburn or stomach discomfort which can be caused by:
- peptic ulcer
- hiatus hernia.
It is particularly useful in patients who have not responded to antacid therapy alone, usually relieving their symptoms of oesophageal irritation.
Mucaine suspension combines an antacid effect (Aluminium hydroxide and Magnesium hydroxide) with a topical local anaesthetic (Oxethazaine), which helps relieve the pain associated with hyperacidic conditions. Aluminium and Magnesium hydroxide react with stomach acid to neutralise it.
Oxethazaine is a strong local anaesthetic which allows it to be used in very dilute solutions. It acts in a number of ways to numb the walls of the stomach and relieve the pain associated with hyperacidic conditions.
Shake bottle before use. Should be taken undiluted, but the suspension may be followed by a sip of water if desired.
- 10 to 20ml four times daily
- should be taken 15 minutes before meals and at bedtime
- do not exceed recommended dosage.
Common side effects
Antacids containing Magnesium may cause diarrhoea. Antacids containing Aluminium may cause constipation. It is hoped that, in Mucaine suspension, the two effects will balance each other out and not cause any bowel-related side effects.
Uncommon side effects
The following effects have been occasionally reported:
- skin eruptions (dermatitis, hives)
- itching skin
- inflammation of the tongue
At high doses (>60ml/day) the following effects may be experienced:
For further information talk to your doctor.