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What are Maalox Plus Heartburn Relief Tablets?

Maalox Plus Heartburn Relief Tablets help to relieve a variety of digestion problems, including heartburn, trapped wind, bloating, indigestion and heartburn. The tablets get to work fast by neutralising acid in the oesophagus and stomach. The tablets are easy to take as they are chewable and have a pleasant lemon flavour. If you’re looking for quick and long-lasting relief from heartburn and other digestion issues.  

 

What is heartburn?

Heartburn is a symptom of acid reflux, which occurs when acid leaves the stomach and floods the food pipe, which irritates its delicate lining and causes a burning sensation. Heartburn is just one symptom of acid reflux. Other symptoms of acid reflux include:

  • A sore throat
  • Bad breath
  • A bitter or sour taste in the mouth
  • A cough
  • Hiccups
  • A hoarse voice
  • Bloating
  • Nausea

Heartburn is often experienced without any obvious reason but there are some factors that can cause heartburn or make it worse, such as:

  • Certain food and drink – such as coffee, alcohol, chocolate and fatty or spicy foods
  • Being overweight
  • Smoking
  • Pregnancy
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Some medicines such as anti-inflammatory painkillers
  • A hiatus hernia – when part of your stomach moves up into your chest

How to prevent heartburn

There are range of simple lifestyle changes that can be made to help stop or reduce heartburn:

  • Eat smaller, more frequent meals
  • Avoid food or drink that triggers heartburn symptoms
  • Try to lose weight if you’re overweight
  • Don’t eat within 3 or 4 hours before bed
  • Don’t smoke or drink too much alcohol
  • Try practising methods of relaxation
 

How does Maalox Plus work?

Maalox Plus Tablets are a chewable tablets that provide long-lasting relief and protection from symptoms of heartburn and other digestion issues. It contains 3 active ingredients which work together to ease discomfort of bloating, heartburn and trapped wind@

  • Simeticone (an anti-foaming agent)
  • Dried aluminium hydroxide gel (antacid)
  • Magnesium hydroxide (antacid)

Simeticone relieves bloating by binding small gas bubbles to create one larger gas bubble which makes it easier for the body to pass the gas. The two antacids work together to neutralise stomach acid which helps to relieve the symptoms of indigestion and heartburn.

 

How to take this product

This product is for oral use only. Ensure that you chew the tablets well before swallowing. This product is not suitable for children.

Adults (including the elderly) – take 1-2 tablets 4 times a day. Take 20 minutes to 1 hour after meals and at bedtime as needed.

 

When NOT to take Maalox Tablets

Do NOT take this product if you are allergic to any of the ingredients (see the ingredients tab for full list) or if you have kidney problems. Seek medical advice BEFORE taking this product if you are on a low-phosporous diet, are pregnant or breastfeeding. If you have any underlying health conditions or allergies, speak to your doctor or a Chemist4U pharmacist BEFORE taking this product.

Can you take other medication with this product?

Speak to your doctor or a Chemist4U pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines. Maalox should NOT be taken at the same time as other medicines as they can affect the uptake of that medicine into the blood.

 

Side Effects

Like all medicines Maalox Plus Tablets can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. Stop taking this product immediately if you experience any of the following symptoms:

  • You have a red and lumpy skin rash, swollen eyelids, face, lips, mouth or tongue, itching, difficulty breathing or swallowing

If you experience any discomfort whilst taking this product, discontinue use immediately.

Important Information

This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to https://www.nhs.uk

If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.

Store all medicines out of sight and reach of children.

Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.

Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.

 

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