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    Magaldrate + Activated Dimethicone/Simethicone + Oxetacaine/Oxethazaine

    Information about Magaldrate + Activated Dimethicone/Simethicone + Oxetacaine/Oxethazaine

    Magaldrate + activated dimethicone/simethicone + oxetacaine/oxethazaine uses

    Magaldrate+Activated Dimethicone/Simethicone+Oxetacaine/Oxethazaine is used in the treatment of acidity, heartburn and stomach ulcers.

    How magaldrate + activated dimethicone/simethicone + oxetacaine/oxethazaine works

    This 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.

    Common side effects of magaldrate + activated dimethicone/simethicone + oxetacaine/oxethazaine

    Chalky taste, Diarrhea, Constipation, Allergic reaction
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    Expert advice for Magaldrate + Activated Dimethicone/Simethicone + Oxetacaine/Oxethazaine

    • 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.

    Frequently asked questions for Magaldrate + Activated Dimethicone/Simethicone + Oxetacaine/Oxethazaine

    Magaldrate + Activated Dimethicone/Simethicone + Oxetacaine/Oxethazaine

    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 Magaldrate+Activated Dimethicone/Simethicone+Oxetacaine/Oxethazaine 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 Magaldrate+Activated Dimethicone/Simethicone+Oxetacaine/Oxethazaine cause diarrhea?

    Yes, the use of Magaldrate+Activated Dimethicone/Simethicone+Oxetacaine/Oxethazaine 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 Magaldrate+Activated Dimethicone/Simethicone+Oxetacaine/Oxethazaine cause constipation?

    Yes, the use of Magaldrate+Activated Dimethicone/Simethicone+Oxetacaine/Oxethazaine 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 Magaldrate+Activated Dimethicone/Simethicone+Oxetacaine/Oxethazaine?

    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.

    Content on this page was last updated on 03 July, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)