Magnesium carbonate may sound complicated, but it’s a pretty simple remedy for heartburn and indigestion. …read moreSee less
It neutralises excess stomach acid, turning it into harmless substances like water, effectively easing your symptoms.
You can find magnesium carbonate in lots of your favourite indigestion remedies, including Rennie tablets.
If you’re sick and tired of indigestion after your favourite meal or when you settle down for bed, magnesium carbonate could be exactly what you need to feel more comfortable and enjoy your food with confidence.
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Does magnesium carbonate have any side effects?
Like all medications, magnesium carbonate can have side effects, although not everyone will experience them.
These side effects include rare allergic reactions, showing side effects including rashes, itching, difficulty breathing, swelling of the face and throat, etc.
If you experience any side effects while taking magnesium carbonate, stop use and speak to your doctor or pharmacist, or seek immediate medical assistance if necessary.
Can acid reflux cause vomiting and diarrhoea?
You can experience vomiting and diarrhoea with acid reflux, but it isn’t common.
You might just be sensitive to the sour taste in your mouth caused by acid reflux that may have made you vomit.
Try taking over-the-counter antacids to ease your symptoms, but if they last longer than 72 hours, it’s important to get your symptoms checked with a medical professional.
Can I take magnesium carbonate during pregnancy?
If you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, then most indigestion remedies which contain magnesium carbonate will be safe for you to take, as long as you follow the manufacturer’s instructions carefully.
However, you should always consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking any medication while you’re pregnant, to be sure it’s the best and safest remedy for you.
What is the usual magnesium carbonate dosage?
For adults and children over the age of 12, you’ll usually be advised to suck one or two magnesium carbonate tablets every day.
However, this can differ from medicine to medicine, as they may include different ingredients or be at different strengths.
If you’re ever unsure whether a medication is right for you, or you’re unsure how much to take, speak to your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking the medicine.