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Background and Date of Approval
Megaldrate + Dimethicone belongs to the medication class known as anti-ulcers and antacids, which is used to treat digestion-related problems.
Mechanism of Action of undefined
Magaldrate is an inorganic salt that helps neutralize excess stomach acid. Dimethicone, on the other hand, is an antifoaming medicine that breaks down gas bubbles, facilitating their easy passage.
Uses of undefined
Megaldrate + Dimethicone treats acidity, bloating, indigestion, heartburn, and stomach upset. Magaldrate neutralizes excess stomach acid, while Dimethicone reduces the surface tension of gas bubbles, making it easier to release gas through burping or passing gas. Additionally, Dimethicone prevents the buildup and gas formation in the digestive system.
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Take the Megaldrate + Simethicone + Oxetacaine as your physician advises. Before use, carefully read the directions on the label. Use a measuring cup to ensure accurate dosage, and take it orally. Shake the bottle well before use. Your physician will decide the correct dosage and duration based on age, body weight, and disease condition. Only stop taking the tablet if your doctor advises you to stop.
Warnings, Precautions and Side Effects of undefined
Megaldrate + Dimethicone should not be consumed if you are allergic to Megaldrate + Dimethicone or any of its ingredients in the medication. Before taking Megaldrate + Dimethicone, it is important to inform your doctor if you have kidney problems, intestinal bleeding, stomach ulcers, blockage in the stomach or intestines, Alzheimer's dementia, or a colostomy or ileostomy. It is advisable to avoid taking antacids that contain aluminum and magnesium with Dimethicone and Megaldrate because that may result in constipation and intestinal obstruction, while magnesium-containing antacids could cause diarrhea.
Notify your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to get pregnant, or think you may be pregnant or breastfeeding. Notify your physician if you are taking other medicine to avoid interaction and side effects. Avoid exceeding the recommended duration of use for this medication.
The most common side effects of Megaldrate + Dimethicone are a chalky taste, intestinal pain, diarrhea, constipation, and allergic reaction.
Word Of Advice
Inform the doctor about all the underlying medical conditions. Do not stop the medicine until your doctor advises. Do not double-dose the medicine to make up for a forgotten dose. It is important to consult your doctor before consuming Megaldrate + Dimethicone if you are breastfeeding. Notify your doctor if you experience any side effects. Contact your doctor for more information. Avoid consuming alcohol. If you experience appendicitis or inflamed bowel symptoms, such as lower abdominal pain, cramping, bloating, nausea, or vomiting, inform your doctor immediately.
Frequently Asked Question
- Hoogerwerf WA, Pharmacotherapy of Gastric Acidity, Peptic Ulcers, and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease. In: Brunton LL, Chabner BA, Knollmann BC, editors. Goodman & Gilman’s: The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics. New York, New York: McGraw-Hill Medical; 2011. pp. 967-981.
- K.D. Tripathi, Drugs for peptic ulcer, and G.E.R.D. Essentials of medical pharmacology. Seventh edition. 2013. Page – 655.
- Curtis J. Ingold, Hossein Akhondi. Simethicone. NIH National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information. StatPearls. July 2022. [Accessed on 30th June 2023] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK555997/
The drug information on this page is not a substitute for medical advice. It is meant for educational purposes only. For further details, consult your doctor about your medical condition to know if you are eligible to receive this treatment.