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Composition for Alupectin S


food interaction for Alupectin S

alcohol interaction for Alupectin S

pregnancy interaction for Alupectin S

lactation interaction for Alupectin S

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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Magaldrate, given alone or in combination with antiflatulent (simethicone) drugs to treat indigestion (dyspepsia), heartburn, gas, and other digestive problems.

How it works

Magaldrate belongs to group of medicines called antacids. It rapidly neutralizes or buffers existing acid in stomach .

Common side effects

Nausea, Memory loss, Brittle bone, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Intestinal pain, Loss of appetite, Muscle weakness, Slow reflexes, Vomiting


Simethicone is used to relieve painful pressure, hiccups, bloating and fullness caused by excess gas in the stomach and intestines in adults as well as in children.

How it works

Simethicone belongs to class of medications called surface active substances. It is an antifoaming agents and works by acting on inner lining of intestine and allowing gas bubbles to come together more easily helping to release trapped wind.

Common side effects

Allergic reaction

SUBSTITUTES for Alupectin S

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Expert advice for Alupectin S

  • Take magaldrate with or without food.
  • Do not take magaldrate if you have a kidney problem; if you are on a controlled magnesium diet; if you have inflammation of the appendix (appendicitis), stomach pain, urge to vomit (nausea), vomiting, diarrhea, blockage of the bowel/stool, rectal bleeding, or had bowel surgery.
  • Avoid using magaldrate if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions for Alupectin S


Q. What is magaldrate and simethicone?
Magaldrate and simethicone are used as antacid and antiflatulent drug in combination therapy. Magaldrate works by neutralizing stomach acid and simethicone works by eliminating the gas from stomach.


Q. Is simethicone antacid?
No. Simethicone is not an antacid. But it is used in preparations which are used as antacid.

Q. Does it contain aspirin?
It does not contain aspirin.
Q. Is simethicone available over the counter?
Yes. Simethicone is sold over the counter without a prescription.
Q. Is simethicone gluten free?
Yes. Simethicone is gluten free. However, please refer to package insert of the prescribed brand before use.
Q. Is simethicone safe?
Yes. Simethicone is relatively safe.

Q. Is it safe for babies?
 Safe for infants and babies, if used as recommended. In case of any side-effects, consult your doctor.
Q. Is it safe to take simethicone daily?
It is advisable to take simethicone only as per the instructions of the doctor.
Q. Is simethicone good for gas?
Yes. Simethicone is effective in the treatment of gas.

Q. Does it have any side effects?
 It does not have any known serious side-effects.
Q. Can I take simethicone with ibuprofen, famotidine, lansoprazole, omeprazole, antibiotics, ranitidine, ciprofloxacin, Pepto-bismol, or Depakote?
Yes. Simethicone can be taken with ibuprofen, famotidine, lansoprazole, omeprazole, antibiotics, ranitidine, ciprofloxacin, Pepto-bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) or Depakote (divalproate sodium), if prescribed by your doctor.
Q. Does simethicone cause nausea or constipation?
Simethicone is not known to cause nausea or constipation. If you experience any such symptoms, please consult your doctor.
Q. Is simethicone effective against acid reflux?
Simethicone is effective in controlling acid reflux if combined with an antacid.


Content on this page was last updated on 29 July, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)