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Mylanta Rolltabs

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Generic Name: Calcium carbonate; Magnesium hydroxide
Product Name: Mylanta Rolltabs

Indication

Used for relief of the symptoms of indigestion and heartburn experienced by patients with- gastric hyperacidity- heartburn- gastritis- hiatus hernia- gastro-oesophageal reflux- peptic ulcer- stomach upset. Also a good source of calcium

Action

The active ingredient neutralises excess acid produced by the stomach, thereby reducing the burning symptoms associated with indigestion.

Dose advice

Adults:- chew 1-2 tablets after food- maximum 16 tablets per dayChildren:- suitable for use in children aged over 6 only- chew 1 tablet after food- maximum 8 tablets per day

Schedule

Unscheduled

Common side effects

– constipation- stomach bloating- flatulence- belching

Uncommon side effects

If too much calcium is administered to the patient, the body may begin to show signs of hypercalcaemia:- constipation- severe dry mouth- headache- continuing increased thirst- irritability- loss of appetite- mental depressionIf a combination of these symptoms occurs after significant use cease the medication immediately and see your doctor.

For further information talk to your doctor.

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Dates

Posted On: 22 July, 2003
Modified On: 1 January, 1970

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