Maalox Plus is a form of treatment for heartburn, indigestion, and flatulence. It works by reducing the amount of acid in the stomach as well as reducing the amount of gas in the stomach. There are three active ingredients:
The first two are what are known as antacids. These are what neutralise the stomach acid to relieve indigestion and heartburn. The third ingredient, simeticone, is an anti-foaming agent. This helps to reduce bloating in the stomach, a common cause of flatulence.
Maalox Plus is suitable for adults and children aged 2 and over. It is not suitable for anyone who is allergic to the ingredients. These are:
You should also not take it if you are feeling debilitated, have kidney disease, or have low levels of phosphate.
There is no evidence to suggest that there would be problems if someone who is pregnant or breastfeeding uses Maalox Plus. However, it is recommended that they consult their doctor first.
For children between 2-5, only give them one 5ml spoonful, up to three times a day, between 20 minutes to one hour after a meal. For children between 5-12, give them the 5ml up to four times a day. For children between 12-18, increase the dosage to two spoonfuls. And for adults, take the same as for 12-18-year-olds.
Like with many medicines, there is the possibility of side effects. Potential side effects include:
If you notice a side effect persist, or you notice a more serious side effect, contact your doctor as soon as possible.
No, you do not need a prescription.
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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