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Overview

Introduction

Gastril Mps Syrup is a combination medicine used in the treatment of acidity, stomach ulcer and heartburn. It helps in relieving the symptoms of acidity and ulcers such as stomach pain or irritation. It also neutralizes excessive acid in the stomach and helps in easy passage of gas.

Gastril Mps 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. Do not take it for more than the recommended duration as long-term administration may have harmful effects on the health.

The most common side effects are diarrhea and constipation. These are temporary and usually resolve with time. Contact your doctor straight away if you are at all concerned about any side effects. To overcome constipation, you should add fiber-rich foods in your diet and stay hydrated. Lifestyle modifications like having cold milk and avoiding hot tea, coffee, spicy food or chocolate can help you to get better results.

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 Gastril Mps Syrup

Side effects of Gastril Mps 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 Gastril Mps

  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Chalky taste

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Diarrhea
    Keep up your intake of fluids and electrolytes (sugars and salts) to avoid getting dehydrated. Eat less fiber (avoid raw fruits, fruit juice and vegetables). Talk to your doctor about possible medication to manage diarrhea. Ask about reducing the dosage of your drug or other suitable treatments.
  • Coping with Constipation
    Try to eat foods which are high in fiber such as fresh fruits, vegetables and cereals to increase the bulk and consistency of bowel movements. Drink plenty of water or non-alcoholic drinks and stay hydrated to promote healthy digestion. Increasing physical activities such as walking, yoga and regular exercise can also be helpful. If your condition does not improve, you can ask your doctor to prescribe you laxative medicine.
  • Coping with Chalky taste
    Keep your mouth clean. Brush your teeth and rinse your mouth with saltwater or mouthwash after each snack or meal. Use plastic or glass utensils if the food tastes like metal. Avoid very hot or very cold foods. Chewing mints or gums may also help in improving the taste. Increase your fluid intake and choose foods that have strong flavors. Try adding garlic, lemon juice, herbs, spices and pickles or chutneys. Avoid cigarette smoking.

How to use Gastril Mps 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. Gastril Mps Syrup is to be taken with food.

How Gastril Mps Syrup works

Gastril Mps Syrup is a combination of three medicines: magaldrate, alginic acid and simethicone which relieve acidity, heartburn and stomach ulcers. Magaldrate is an inorganic salt that neutralizes the excess acid in the stomach. Alginic acid forms a thick foam in the stomach which acts as a barrier to reflux (acid going up to the food pipe). 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 Gastril Mps Syrup.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Gastril Mps Syrup during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Gastril Mps Syrup during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
SAFE
Gastril Mps Syrup does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Gastril Mps Syrup in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Gastril Mps 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 Gastril Mps Syrup at least 2 hours before or after taking other medicines as it may interact with other medications.
  • It may cause constipation. Drink plenty of water and eat more high-fiber foods. Inform your doctor if it becomes severe or does not go away.
  • It may take 4-6 weeks or more for the ulcers to heal completely. Do not stop taking the medicine without talking to your doctor first.

Patient Concerns

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I am traveling and seems to have a stomach upset. There is lot gas formation in stomach and loose motion as well. No pain or fever.
Dr. Kamal Rijhwani
Physician
Take o2 twice a day for one weekTake gelusil mps twice a day
Constipated .heaviness in stomach acidity heartburn
Dr. Pushkar Mani
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References

  1. Drugs.com. Magaldrate and Simethicone. [Accessed 12 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Drugs.com. Alginic Acid. [Accessed 12 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

Manufacturer/Marketer Address

House No-44, Ground Floor, Barthakur Mill Road, Ulubari, Guwahati, Kamrup,Assam, PIN -781007
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170 ml in 1 bottle
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