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Gelusil MPS Tablet

Manufactured byPFIZER LTD
ContainsAluminium Hydroxide (250 mg) + Magnesium Hydroxide (250 mg) + Simethicone (50 mg) + Magnesium Aluminium Silicate (50 mg)
Description

Gelusil MPS Tablet is a combination medicine which is used to relieve symptoms such as heartburn, sour stomach, hyperacidity, upset stomach, bloating, belching, stomach discomfort caused by gas, etc.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Gelusil MPS Tablet

  • Diarrhea
  • Chalky taste
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Chills
  • Headache
  • Unusual tiredness or weakness

Uses of Gelusil MPS Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Dyspepsia
  • Flatulence
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The effect of this medicine can be observed immediately after administration.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains effective is subject to vary based on the individuals.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to aluminum hydroxide, magnesium hydroxide, simethicone, magnesium aluminum silicate, or any other inactive ingredients present along with the formulation.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
General warnings

Driving or operating machinery

This medicine may cause symptoms such as weakness, dizziness, etc. in some patients. It is advised that you do not perform any activities such as driving a vehicle or operating heavy machinery if you experience any of these symptoms during treatment with this medicine.

Kidney disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from kidney diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of kidney function is recommended for such patients. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Liver impairment

This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from liver diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of liver function is recommended for such patients. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Missed Dose

The missed dose should be taken as soon as possible. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it is already time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Ciprofloxacin

Levothyroxine

Raltegravir

Cefpodoxime

Liothyronine

Potassium Citrate

Disease interactions

Renal Dysfunction

This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from kidney function impairment due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of kidney function tests, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.
Food interactions
You are advised to avoid or limit the consumption of citrate-containing foods and beverages such as soft drinks, citrus fruits, and fruit juices, etc. during treatment with this medicine. Consuming such foods and beverages along with this medicine may cause severe adverse effects. You are advised to maintain a time gap between consuming such foods and the dose of this medicine to avoid their interaction.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take this medicine exactly as instructed by the doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts than prescribed. Seek emergency medical treatment in case of any severe side effects. Ensure that the course of treatment is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

To be taken after food

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
Aluminum Hydroxide and Magnesium Hydroxide reduces the amount of stomach acid and acts as an antacid. This, in turn, provides relief from symptoms such as heartburn, sour stomach, etc. Simethicone reduces excessive gas in the stomach and relieves symptoms such as stomach discomfort caused by gas, abdominal pain, and flatulence. Magnesium Aluminium Silicate also reduces stomach acid.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Antacids, Miscellaneous GI agents, Antigas agents

Schedule

OTC

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https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=a472b9ac-1a9d-4abd-970b-ba7d22282de5

[Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2018 [cited 30 August 2018]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB09104

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https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB06723

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https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB09512
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Information on this page was last updated on 30 Jul 2019

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