What is a Patient Information Leaflet and why is it useful?

The Patient Information Leaflet (PIL) is the leaflet included in the pack with a medicine. It is written for patients and gives information about taking or using a medicine. It is possible that the leaflet in your medicine pack may differ from this version because it may have been updated since your medicine was packaged.

Below is a text only representation of the Patient Information Leaflet. The original leaflet can be viewed using the link above.

The text only version may be available in large print, Braille or audio CD. For further information call emc accessibility on 0800 198 5000. The product code(s) for this leaflet is: PL 04917/0027.

Boots Heartburn Relief Peppermint Flavour (500ml)


Calcium Carbonate, Sodium Alginate, Sodium Bicarbonate


Fast acting

Effective relief of heartburn and indigestion

500 ml е

BACK OF PACK (Refer to Brand Principles and readability guideline)

Read all of this label for full instructions.

Uses: This sugar free medicine contains an antacid to relieve the symptoms of indigestion and heartburn. It can be used for the relief of heartburn in pregnancy, and other conditions, which cause acid reflux.

Before you take this medicine

Do not take:

  • If you are allergic to any of the ingredients

Talk to your pharmacist or doctor:

  • If you are on a low salt (sodium) diet (each 5 ml spoonful contains about 73 mg of sodium, which may be harmful to you)
  • If you take other medicines
    • ACE inhibitors (for high blood pressure)
    • Quinidine (for heart problems)
    • Medicines to treat infections or malaria
    • Lithium (for mood disorders)
    • Antipsychotics (for mental health conditions)
    • Medicines for epilepsy
    • Medicines for osteoporosis, pain or rheumatoid arthritis

Do not take this medicine within 1 to 2 hours of taking any other medicine.

Information about some of the ingredients: This medicine contains E214 & E216 which may cause allergic reactions such as skin rash (possibly delayed).

How to take this medicine

Check the cap seal is not broken before first use. If it is, do not take the medicine.

Shake the bottle well before use.

Adults and children of 12 years and over: Take two to four 5 ml spoonfuls after meals and at bedtime

Children of 6 to 11 years: Take one or two 5 ml spoonfuls after meals and at bedtime

Swallow the medicine.

Do not give to children under 6 years.

Do not take more than the amount recommended above.

If symptoms do not go away within 2 weeks talk to your doctor.

If you take too much: You may get a bloated stomach. If this happens talk to your pharmacist or doctor.

Possible side effects

Most people will not have problems, but some may get some of these:

  • Constipation, wind, stomach cramps, burping

Reporting of side effects: If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. 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/yelowcard. By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.

How to store this medicine

Do not store above 25°C.

Do not refrigerate.

Keep all medicines out of the sight and reach of children.

Use by the date on the label edge.

Active ingredients

Each 5 ml of oral suspension contains Calcium Carbonate 80 mg, Sodium Alginate 250 mg, Sodium Bicarbonate 133.5 mg.

Also contains: carbomer, sodium hydroxide, saccharin sodium, ethyl parahydroxybenzoate (E214), propyl parahydroxybenzoate (E216), butyl parahydroxybenzoate, isopropyl alcohol, peppermint oil, purified water.

PL 04917/0027

Text prepared 06/2015

Manufactured for

The Boots Company PLC

by the Marketing Authorisation holder

Pinewood Laboratories Limited
Co. Tipperary

If you need more advice ask your pharmacist.


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