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Gelikem O 540 mg/50 mg/10 mg Syrup


Overview

Introduction

Gelikem O 540 mg/50 mg/10 mg Syrup is a prescription medicine. It is helpful in treating stomach acidity and ulcers by relieving the symptoms such as stomach pain or irritation. It also helps in neutralizing and releasing excess gas from the stomach.

Gelikem O 540 mg/50 mg/10 mg Syrup should be taken in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. You can take it with or without food, but take it at a fixed time each day. Do not take more than the recommended dose as it may be harmful to your health.

This medicine is mostly well tolerated by patients. However, it may cause chalky taste, constipation, and diarrhea. Proper hydration helps to overcome these side effects. You should consult your doctor if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have any kidney or liver disease. Also, tell the doctor if you are on any other ongoing medications or supplements.

Uses of Gelikem O Syrup

Side effects of Gelikem O Syrup

Common
  • Chalky taste
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Allergic reaction

How to use Gelikem O 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. Gelikem O 540 mg/50 mg/10 mg Syrup is to be taken empty stomach.

How Gelikem O Syrup works

Gelikem O 540 mg/50 mg/10 mg Syrup is a combination of three medicines: Magaldrate, Activated Dimethicone/Simethicone and Oxetacaine/Oxethazaine, which relieves acidity, heartburn and stomach ulcers. Magaldrate is an inorganic salt that neutralises the excess acid in stomach. Activated Dimethicone/Simethicone is an antifoaming medicine which disintegrates gas bubbles and allows easy passage of gas. Oxetacaine/Oxethazaine is a local anesthetic which provides faster relief from pain due to ulcers or acidic injury in the stomach.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Gelikem O 540 mg/50 mg/10 mg Syrup.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Gelikem O 540 mg/50 mg/10 mg Syrup during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Gelikem O 540 mg/50 mg/10 mg Syrup during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Gelikem O 540 mg/50 mg/10 mg Syrup alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Gelikem O 540 mg/50 mg/10 mg Syrup in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Gelikem O 540 mg/50 mg/10 mg Syrup in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

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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.
  • Avoid drinking anything immediately after taking this medicine as that can reduce its effectiveness.
  • Do not take antacid medicines half an hour before or after taking this medicine.
  • It may cause constipation. Drink plenty of water and eat more high-fibre foods. Inform your doctor if it becomes severe or does not go away.
  • It may cause dizziness. Do not drive or perform any activity requiring mental focus until you know how it affects you.
  • Talk to your doctor if you notice any signs of appendicitis such as lower abdominal pain, cramping, bloating, nausea, and vomiting. 
  • It may take 4-6 weeks or more for the ulcers to heal completely. Do not stop taking the medicine until your doctor tells you to.

Patient Concerns

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Im suffering from regular acidity heartburn and stomach disorder. what shoud i do
Dr. Aanchal Maheshwari
Ayurveda
take avipattuikar churan1 spoon twice, amlapittamishran suspension 10 ml twice before meal, kaamdudha ras 1 tab t
Having severe acidity. I didn't have this problem Before but now since 3 months started having it. Was taking Ocid tablet in the morning but 10 days back had this severe heartburn n till now I continue to have it I go regularly to the gym. My sugar is normal, got ecg done that was normal. Don't know what to do or what medicine to take. Plz suggest
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Diabetes Specialist
neksium 40 mg once daily in empty stomach for 1 month
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FAQs

Q. What if I miss a dose?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. But, skip the missed dose if it is time for your next dose. Then follow your normal routine.

Q. Will a higher than the recommended dose of Gelikem O be more effective?

No, taking a higher than the recommended dose may not be more effective, rather it may increase the chances of having serious side effects and toxicity. If the recommended doses do not relieve your symptoms or there is an increased severity of your symptoms, please consult your doctor.

Q. Can the use of Gelikem O cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of Gelikem O can cause diarrhea. In case of diarrhea, drink plenty of water or other fluids. Talk to your doctor if diarrhea persists and you notice any signs of dehydration, like less urination with dark colored and strong-smelling urine. Do not take any other medicine without consulting your doctor.

Q. Can the use of Gelikem O cause constipation?

Yes, the use of Gelikem O can cause constipation. To prevent constipation, eat high-fiber foods like vegetables, fruits, and cereals. Drink plenty of water. Exercise regularly by engaging in activities like swimming, jogging or taking a short walk. Talk to your doctor about if persistent constipation occurs.

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Gelikem O?

Keep this medicine in the container it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

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