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Overview

Uses of Swicain Liquid

Swicain Liquid side effects

Common
  • Chalky taste
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Allergic reaction

How to use Swicain Liquid

Use this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Swicain Liquid is to be taken empty stomach.

How Swicain Liquid works

Swicain Liquid 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.

Swicain Liquid related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
No information is available on the use of Swicain Liquid during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
It is not known whether Swicain Liquid alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
There is limited information available on the use of Swicain Liquid in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Swicain Liquid in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

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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.
  • 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

Questions Related to Swicain

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It pains in my stomach a lot before I go to poop and after pooping it vanishes. Also whitish liquid or mucous comes in small amount in my stool. It pains a lot before in stomach but it vanishes as I do the pooping. Also I feel heartburn and in last few days I feel tired and out of breaths when I climb stairs. Also 15 days ago, there was very very little blood in my saliva and I went to doctor. They didn't find anything serious and gave me 2 medicines. But i also get tired very easily and quickly while exercise. I have gained weight also in last three four months.It usually never happened with me. Is there something serious here?
Dr. Sfurti Mann
Diabetes Specialist
Get your self examined by a surgeon It could be anal fissure Also take tab pantop before breakfast for acidity And get endoscopy done
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
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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 Swicain 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 Swicain cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of Swicain 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 Swicain cause constipation?

Yes, the use of Swicain 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 Swicain?

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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