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Bisodol Extra Strong Mint Tablets

PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET

BISODOL® EXTRA STRONG MINT TABLETS

Calcium Carbonate 522 mg, Light Magnesium Carbonate 68 mg, Sodium Bicarbonate 64 mg.

Read all of this leaflet carefully because it contains important information for you.

This medicine is available without prescription. However, you still need to take Bisodol Extra Strong Mint Tablets carefully to get the best results from it.

  • Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
  • Ask your pharmacist if you need more information or advice.
  • You must contact a doctor if your symptoms worsen or do not improve.
  • If any of the side effects get serious, or if you notice any side effect not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.

In this leaflet:

1. What Bisodol Extra Strong Mint Tablets are and what they are used for
2. Before you take Bisodol Extra Strong Mint Tablets
3. How to take Bisodol Extra Strong Mint Tablets
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Bisodol Extra Strong Mint Tablets
6. Further information

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1. WHAT BISODOL EXTRA STRONG MINT TABLETS ARE AND WHAT THEY ARE USED FOR

Bisodol Extra Strong Mint Tablets are antacids. They work by neutralising excess stomach acid.

Bisodol Extra Strong Mint Tablets treat the pain and discomfort of acid indigestion, heartburn and trapped wind.

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2. BEFORE YOU TAKE BISODOL EXTRA STRONG MINT TABLETS

Do not take Bisodol Extra Strong Mint Tablets:

  • If you are allergic to any of the ingredients (see Section 6 for ingredients),
  • If you have been told the level of phosphate in your blood is low (hypophosphataemia),
  • If you have heart or kidney problems.

Take special care with Bisodol Extra Strong Mint Tablets

  • If you have been told by your doctor that you are intolerant to some sugars, speak to your doctor before taking Bisodol Extra Strong Mint Tablets.
  • If you are following a controlled sodium diet, you should take into consideration that each tablet contains 18mg of sodium.

Taking other medicines

If you are taking tetracycline antibiotics or iron tablets, speak to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Bisodol Extra Strong Mint Tablets.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding

Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking any medicine.

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3. HOW TO TAKE BISODOL EXTRA STRONG MINT TABLETS

Dose

  • Adults, the elderly and children over 12 years
    Suck or chew one or two tablets, as required.
  • Children under 12 years
    Not recommended.

If symptoms persist, you should contact your doctor.

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If you take more Bisodol Extra Strong Mint Tablets than you should

It is unlikely that they will cause you any harm. However, you may experience constipation, diarrhoea or feel bloated. Consult your doctor if these symptoms do not go away.

If you stop taking Bisodol Extra Strong Mint Tablets

If you stop taking Bisodol Extra Strong Mint Tablets after you have been taking them for a long time, you may suffer a temporary worsening of symptoms. This is called rebound hyperacidity. Consult your doctor if this symptom does not go away.

If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your pharmacist.

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4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS

Like all medicines, Bisodol Extra Strong Mint Tablets can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

Some patients may experience side effects such as constipation or diarrhoea.

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:

United Kingdom

Yellow Card Scheme at www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard.

Malta

ADR Reporting
Website: www.medicinesauthority.gov.mt/adrportal

By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.

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5. HOW TO STORE BISODOL EXTRA STRONG MINT TABLETS

Keep out of the reach and sight of children.

Do not use after the expiry date printed on the pack after EXP. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.

Do not store above 25°C.

Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.

6. FURTHER INFORMATION

What Bisodol Extra Strong Mint Tablets contain

The active ingredients are calcium carbonate 522mg, light magnesium carbonate 68mg and sodium bicarbonate 64mg.

The other ingredients are saccharin sodium, maize starch, sucrose, calcium stearate and peppermint oil flavouring.

What Bisodol Extra Strong Mint Tablets look like and contents of the pack

Bisodol Extra Strong Mint Tablets are chewable tablets. They are round, white tablets with BisodoL ESM imprinted on both sides.

Bisodol Extra Strong Mint Tablets are available in packs of 30 and 100 tablets.

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Marketing Authorisation holder

Forest Laboratories UK Limited
Whiddon Valley
Barnstaple
North Devon
EX32 8NS
United Kingdom

Manufacturer

Brunel Healthcare
Swadlincote
Derbyshire
DE11 0BB
UK

This leaflet was last revised in:

September 2015

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