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Overview

Introduction

Megacaine Gel 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 in the stomach.

Uses of Megacaine Gel

Megacaine Gel side effects

Common
  • Chalky taste
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Allergic reaction

How to use Megacaine Gel

This medicine is for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Clean and dry the affected area and apply the gel. Wash your hands after applying, unless hands are the affected area.

How Megacaine Gel works

Megacaine Gel 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.

Megacaine Gel related warnings

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
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Information regarding the use of Megacaine Gel during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
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Information regarding the use of Megacaine Gel during lactation is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

Alternate Brands

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Expert Advice

  • It is better to take it after food or as suggested by the doctor.
  • 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 take 4-6 weeks or more for the ulcers to heal completely. Do not stop taking the medicine until your doctor tells you to.
  • 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.
  • 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. 

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Megacaine

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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 Megacaine 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 Megacaine cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of Megacaine 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 Megacaine cause constipation?

Yes, the use of Megacaine 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 Megacaine?

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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