Bisodol is taken to relieve painful and uncomfortable symptoms caused by heartburn, trapped wind and indigestion. The tablets contain 3 active ingredients:
These are medicines known as antacids and work by counteracting the acid in the stomach.
When the stomach produces too much acid, it may back up into the food pipe, causing painful heartburn. Bisodol provides rapid relief by neutralising the stomach acid.
The tablets are easy and pleasant to take thanks to the fresh mint flavour.
This treatment is recommended and suitable for adults and children over the age of 12. You are advised to take one or two tablets when needed. The tablets can be chewed, but can also be sucked or left to melt in the mouth if preferred.
Suggested use if after meals and before bedtime. If you take too many tablets, you may experience constipation, diarrhoea or bloatedness.
Bisodol is not suitable for everyone. It is important that you do not use this medicine if you are allergic to any of the ingredients listed on the pack, if you have low levels of phosphate in your blood, or if you have any heart or kidney problems.
If the above applies to you, talk to your doctor for advice on alternative treatments.
You should also discuss the suitability of this medicine with your pharmacist or doctor if you are following a controlled sodium diet, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding and if you are intolerant to some sugars.
You may need to find an alternative treatment or adjust the dose if you are taking any other medicines, such as antibiotics or iron tablets. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Reported side effects include constipation and/or diarrhoea. If you notice any troublesome side effects, or if the side effects last for more than a few days, contact your nearest doctor or pharmacist.
Important: Keep the tablets out of the sight and reach of children. Store them at room temperature and use before the expiry date.
Do not dispose of unused tablets in the household waste. Instead, take any unused tablets and other medicine to your local pharmacy who can help you dispose of them safely.
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