1. What Digecid® Plus is and what it is used for?
Digecid® Plus is a combination of Magaldrate and Simethicone. Magaldrate, a combination of Aluminium and Magnesium Hydroxide and Sulfates, neutralizes gastric acid extraordinarily quickly without raising the pH above 5-6. It also decreases the activity of pepsin in gastric secretion. Besides this, Simethicone, the another component, enables the gas bubble to coalesce and give relief from flatulence.
Digecid® Plus is used for relief of dyspepsia, heartburn, acid indigestion, sour stomach, gastroesophageal reflux and hiatal hernia. It is also prescribed in hyperacidity associated with peptic ulcers, gastritis and esophagitis. Also indicated for the relief of flatulence, abdominal distension and windy colic.
2. Before you take Digecid® Plus
Do not take this medicine and tell your doctor if:
- You are allergic (hypersensitive) to dried aluminium hydroxide gel or magnesium hydroxide or any of the other ingredients in Digecid® Plus Suspension. Signs of an allergic reaction include: a rash, swallowing or breathing problems, swelling of your lips, face, throat or tongue.
- You are feeling very weak and have no energy (debilitated)
- You have kidney problems
- You have severe stomach pain
- Your bowel is partially or fully blocked
Do not take this medicine if any of the above apply to you. If you are not sure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Digecid® Plus Suspension.
Take special care with Digecid® Plus. Check with your doctor before taking this medicine if:
You have decreased kidney function, magnesium restricted diet and hypophosphatemia.
Taking other medicines
It should not be used in patients taking any form of Tetracycline. The drug may cause reduced bio-availability or slower absorption of a number of drugs including propranolol, isoniazid, prednisolone and naproxen.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Digecid® Plus may be used in pregnancy if indicated. However one should avoid excessive dosage. Digecid® Plus may pass into breast milk but has not been reported to cause problem in nursing babies.
3. How to take Digecid® Plus?
Taking this medicine
Always use Digecid® Plus exactly as your doctor has told you. You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
How much to take?
Adult and Children 12 years and older:
Suspension: 2-4 teaspoonful orally 3-4 times daily including after 20-60 minutes of meals and at bedtime.
Tablet: 1-3 tablet, after meals and at bed time or as directed by the physician.
Children under 12 years:
Consult a physician.
If you take more Digecid® Plus than you should
Talk to your doctor or go to a hospital straight away. Remember to take any medicine that is left with you so the doctor knows what you have taken.
Do not use maximum dose of this product for more than 2 weeks, except under the advice and supervision of a physician.
The following effects may happen: diarrhea, stomach pain or you may get a bloated feeling and cramping pain in the abdomen (stomach), be sick (vomit), have indigestion, heartburn, upset stomach, constipation, loss of appetite, dry mouth. This could be caused by an obstruction or blockage of the bowel (ileus).
If you forget to take Digecid® Plus
If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember it. However, if it is nearly time for the next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose
If you stop taking Digecid® Plus
Do not stop taking this medicine without talking to your doctor. You should not stop taking Digecid® Plus just because you feel better. This is because the problem may come back or get worse again.
If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Stop use and ask a doctor if symptoms last more than 2 weeks.
4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Digecid® Plus can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
GI side-effects are uncommon. Occasionally, if excessive amount is consumed, diarrhea, constipation or regurgitation may occur.
Tell your doctor if any of the side effects gets serious or lasts longer than a few days, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet.
5. How to store Digecid® Plus?
- Store in cool dry place & away from children.
- Avoid storage in direct sunlight or heat.
- Do not use this product after expiry date shown.
- Use within 6 months of opening.
- Do not refrigerate or freeze.
- Check that the cap seal is unbroken before first using the product.
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