Antacid with simethicone is best given when symptoms stomach discomfort occur or are expected, usually between meals and bedtimes.
The dose is usually 1 to 2 tablets between meals and at bedtime. It can be taken up to 4 times daily. The medicine comes as a chewable tablet. Chew the tablets thoroughly. Do no swallow them whole. Drink a full glass of water after taking the tablets.
If it was to be taken as a gastric protectant with NSAIDs (eg: ibuprofen), it should be chewed and then, swallowed before taking NSAIDs.
In general, do not take other oral drugs (except NSAIDs) within 2 hours of taking the antacids.
Do not take antacids for more than 1 to 2 weeks unless instructed by a doctor. You may need a stronger medicine if your symptoms persists for too long.
Antacids may contain a large amount of salt. Talk to your doctor before taking this medicine if you are on a low sodium diet or low phosphate diet.
Tell a doctor if you are pregnant, plan to be come pregnant or are breastfeeding.
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