How does Peptac treat heartburn symptoms?
Peptac liquid relieves heartburn and indigestion symptoms through its three main ingredients: sodium bicarbonate, sodium alginate and calcium carbonate.
Together, these three ingredients work to neutralise excess acid in your stomach. By doing so, this medicine effectively reduces and relieves symptoms such as bloatedness, flatulence, nausea and uncomfortable, burning sensations in your chest.
The liquid is easy to swallow, measure and has an aromatic aniseed flavour.
What is the recommended dose of this treatment?
Peptac is suitable for adults and children over the age of six. Do not give to children younger than six years old. It is also suitable for treating heartburn and indigestion symptoms during pregnancy.
The recommended dose for adults and children over the age of 12 is two - four spoonfuls. You can use a teaspoon (5ml) to measure the dose.
For children aged 6 to 12, the recommended dose is one-two teaspoons.
Take the liquid by mouth, directly after meals and just before bedtime. Do not take more than 4 doses per day.
What you should know before you take this medicine
Do not use this treatment if you know that you are allergic or sensitive to any of the ingredients listed in the patient information leaflet or on the pack.
Peptac may not be suitable if you are on a sodium-restricted diet. Please consult your doctor or pharmacist before use if this applies to you.
You must let your doctor or pharmacist know if you are taking any other medicines or supplements. This is because this treatment may affect how other medicines work. These include, but are not limited to:
- ACE inhibitors (for the treatment of high blood pressure)
- Analgesics (pain relief medication)
- Bisphosphonates (for the treatment of osteoporosis)
Some people may experience mild side effects from taking this treatment. Reported side effects include constipation, stomach cramps and belching. If you notice any sign of an allergic reaction, contact your doctor immediately. You can also report any side effect that you may notice using the MHRA's Yellow Cars Scheme. For more information, see the Yellow Card website.
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children. Store the bottle in room temperature, do not store in the fridge.
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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- Calcium Carbonate, Sodium Alginate, Sodium Bicarbonate
Each 5ml of Peptac Liquid includes:
- Sodium Bicarbonate BP - 133.5mg
- Sodium Alginate BP - 250mg
- Calcium Carbonate - 80mg
Other ingredients in the liquid are:
- Carbomer (Carbopol 974P)
- Sodium Hydroxide
- Saccharin Sodium
- Ethyl parahydroxybenzoate (E214)
- Propyl parahydroxybenzoate (E216)
- Butyl parahydroxybenzoate
- Isopropyl Alcohol
- Erythrosine Colour (E127)
- Star Anise Oil
- Purified Water
Everything you Need to Know About Heartburn and Acid Reflux
Okay, let’s be honest, we’ve all been guilty of overindulging on delicious food at one point or another in our lives.
But what happens when you start to feel that creeping, burning feeling in your chest that tells you that you’re about to suffer with some major heartburn afterwards? And what is heartburn anyway?
Today we’re going to have a good look at what heartburn is and what you can do to keep it away.
Iâ€™m looking for an Sodium Alginate acid reflux product that isnâ€™t flavored with Peppermint, Mint or Fennel/Aniseed. Know of any?
All the Gaviscon's and Peptac's are only made in these two flavours unfortunately
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