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Overview

Introduction

Merigel A 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.

Merigel A 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 Merigel A Syrup

Side effects of Merigel A Syrup

Common
  • Chalky taste
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Allergic reaction

How to use Merigel A 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. Merigel A Syrup is to be taken empty stomach.

How Merigel A Syrup works

Merigel A 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 Merigel A Syrup.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Merigel A Syrup during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Merigel A Syrup during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Merigel A 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 Merigel A Syrup in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Merigel A 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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A lot of acidity produces in stomach and heartburn occurs at night.Don't want to use antacids.
Dr. Shikha Mishra
Dietician
eat 6-7 meals per day, which consist fruits, nuts, buttermilk,sprouts,idly,curd eggs,sprouts homecooked food. Drink 3-4 litters of water limit your sugar consumption to 2 spoon per day. Be active whole day for personalized diet chart write to me on [email protected] do minimum 45 min exercise everyday like yoga, cardio
When I eat something my stomach start with high acidity and heartburn Due to this I am not able to eat anything I always fear to eat anything in morning or in day Its fine when I eat anything in night but when I eat anyhing in morning or in day then I always get result with heartburn I ate Pentosec-D SR and Rebekind D which resolve the stomac problem for a week or for 2 or 3 days then same issue start after 2 to 3 days I need some medicine or resolution permanent. Can you advise please
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetes Specialist
Get an Upper GI endoscopy done
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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 Merigel A 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 Merigel A cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of Merigel A 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 Merigel A cause constipation?

Yes, the use of Merigel A 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 Merigel A?

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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