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Equate Syrup

Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Equate Syrup is a combination medicine used in the treatment of acidity, stomach ulcer, bloating. It neutralizes excessive acid in the stomach and helps in easy passage of gas.

Equate Syrup is taken with food in a dose and duration as advised by the doctor. The dose you are given will depend on your condition and how you respond to the medicine. You should keep taking this medicine for as long as your doctor recommends. If you stop treatment too early your symptoms may come back and your condition may worsen. Let your healthcare team know about all other medications you are taking as some may affect, or be affected by this medicine.

The most common side effects are chalky taste, diarrhea, and constipation. Most of these are temporary and usually resolve with time. Contact your doctor straight away if you are at all concerned about any of these side effects. To overcome constipation, you should add fiber-rich foods in your diet and stay hydrated.

Before taking this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding. You should also tell your doctor if you have any kidney or liver diseases so that your doctor can prescribe a suitable dose for you.

Uses of Equate Syrup

Side effects of Equate Syrup

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Equate

  • Chalky taste
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation

How to use Equate Syrup

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a measuring cup and take it by mouth. Shake well before use. Equate Syrup is to be taken with food.

How Equate Syrup works

Equate Syrup is a combination of two medicines: Magaldrate and simethicone. Magaldrate is an inorganic salt that neutralises the excess acid in stomach. Simethicone is an antifoaming medicine which disintegrates gas bubbles and allows easy passage of gas.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Equate Syrup.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Equate Syrup during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Equate Syrup is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Equate Syrup does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Equate Syrup in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Equate Syrup in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Quick Tips

  • It is better to take it after food or as suggested by the doctor.
  • Some healthy tips to prevent acidity from happening:
    • Avoid taking hot tea, coffee, spicy food, and chocolate. Instead, have cold milk and cold coffee as these help neutralize the acid in the stomach.
    • Avoid alcohol and smoking.
    • Avoid eating late at night or before bedtime.
  • Do not take Equate Syrup at least 2 hours before or after taking other medicines. It may interact with other medicines.
  • Talk to your doctor if you notice any signs of appendicitis such as lower abdominal pain, cramping, bloating, nausea, and vomiting. 

Fact Box

Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
GASTRO INTESTINAL

Patient Concerns

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Suffering from indigestion, bloating , acidity ,pain in abdomen,uneasiness in left upper abdomen , gastric and pinching pain in left part of body
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Physician
Take syrup Ulgel 10 ml three times a day for 2 weekSyrup astozyme 10 ml three times a day for 2 weekRabekind dsr once daily empty stomach for 3 week
I had Stomach ulcers a year ago, had medications, but still i feel bloating and stomach ache and also i have high homocystine levels.
Dr. Megha Tuli
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Please consult a physician regarding this
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References

  1. Drugs.com. Magaldrate and Simethicone. [Accessed 12 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
Country of Origin: India

Expires on or after: March, 2021

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