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dried aluminium hydroxide and magnesium hydroxide
Always take this medicine exactly as described in this leaflet or as your doctor or pharmacist have told you.
1. What Mucogel is and what it is used for
2. What you need to know before you take Mucogel
3. How to take Mucogel
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Mucogel
6. Contents of the pack and other information
Mucogel is a mint flavoured oral suspension for the prompt relief of acid indigestion, upset stomach (gastritis), stomach or duodenal ulcers, reflux and heartburn.
Mucogel can be taken by adults and children aged 12 years and older.
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Mucogel.
Mucogel is not recommended for children under 12 years of age. In young children the use of magnesium hydroxide can produce hypermagnesemia, especially if they suffer from kidney problems or dehydration.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines.
This is particularly important if you are taking:
Some medicines may be affected by magnesium hydroxide
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine.
Mucogel has no influence on the ability to drive and use machines.
This medicine contains 8.75 mg sorbitol (E 420) in each ml. Sorbitol is a source of fructose. If your doctor has told you that you (or your child) have an intolerance to some sugars or if you have been diagnosed with hereditary fructose intolerance (HFI), a rare genetic disorder in which a person cannot break down fructose, talk to your doctor before you (or your child) take or receive this medicine.
This medicine contains methyl parahydroxybenzoate (E 218) and propyl parahydroxybenzoate (E 216). May cause allergic reactions (possibly delayed).
This medicine contains less than 1 mmol sodium (23 mg) per ml, that is to say essentially ‘sodium-free’.
Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
Problems are unlikely but tell your doctor or pharmacist straight away.
Like all medicine, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Side effects such as constipation or diarrhoea are unlikely but if you get any side effects tell your doctor or pharmacist.
Very rare (may affect up to 1 in 10,000 people):
Hypermagnesemia. This was seen after prolonged administration to patients with renal impairment.
Not known (frequency cannot be estimated from the available data):
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet.
You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard or search for MHRA Yellow Card in the Google Play or Apple App Store.
By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the label after EXP. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month. Do not use after 28 days from opening.
Store below 25ºC. Do not freeze.
Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater. Ask your pharmacist how to throw away medicines you no longer use. These measures will help protect the environment.
Mucogel is a white oral suspension with odour and taste of peppermint.
Mucogel is available in bottle sizes of 100 ml, 120 ml, 125 ml, 200 ml, 240 ml, 250 ml 300 ml or 500 ml.
Not all pack sizes may be marketed.
This leaflet was last revised in November 2022