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Overview

Introduction

Megacid 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 in the stomach.

Megacid Syrup should be taken in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. You can take it with or without food at a fixed time each day. In case you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. Finish the prescribed course of medication even if you feel better.

Some of the very common side effects of Megacid Syrup are chalky taste, constipation, and diarrhea. Proper hydration will help to overcome these side effects. Instead of taking higher doses, consult your doctor in case the symptoms worsen. Taking high doses can lead to serious side effects. You should consult your doctor before starting the medicine if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have any kidney or liver disease. Also, tell the doctor if you are taking any other medications.

Uses of Megacid Syrup

Megacid Syrup side effects

Common
  • Chalky taste
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation

How to use Megacid 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. Megacid Syrup is to be taken with food.

How Megacid Syrup works

Megacid 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.

Megacid Syrup related warnings

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Megacid Syrup. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Megacid Syrup during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Megacid 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
Megacid Syrup does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Megacid Syrup in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Megacid Syrup in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

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Expert Advice

  • 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 Megacid 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. 

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Megacid

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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
Gynaecologist
Please consult a physician regarding this
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
Diabetes Specialist
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
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References
  1. Drugs.com. Magaldrate and Simethicone. [Accessed 12 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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