OF THE MEDICAL PRODUCT
Both Pepsamar tablets and gel are effective antacids, which produce a quick relief of the gastrointestinal symptoms, such as burning sensation, heartburn and acidity, by neutralization of the stomach chloridric acid. By reducing the gastric acidity, through an increase of the stomach pH, Pepsamar helps to prevent gastric irritation.
AND QUANTITATIVE COMPOSITION
OR DESIGNATION OF THE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE M.A
AND SIDE EFFECTS
The administration to patients with renal impairment is contraindicated. The only side effects observed were constipation, which occurred in 30% of the patients and xerostomy, which was referred by just 5%.
In the last years, it has been suggested that, in rare cases of elderly individuals, specially predisposed, the administration of aluminium hydroxide during prolonged periods, can contribute to the emergence of dementia cases, due to the accumulation of very small quantities of absorbed cation.
INTERACTIONS AND OTHER FORMS OF INTERACTION
PRECAUTIONS FOR USE
Do not take more than 12 tea spoons in 24 hours or use the maximum dose for more than two weeks except if it is a direct indication of the doctor. If the symptoms persist or aggravate during treatment, consult your doctor.
ON PREGNANT WOMEN, BREAST-FEEDING WOMEN, CHILDREN, ELDERLY PATIENTS AND
PATIENTS WITH SPECIAL PATHOLOGIES
ON THE ABILITY TO DRIVE OR TO USE MACHINES
POSOLOGY, WITH REFERENCE TO MAXIMUM DOSE
OF THE MOST FAVOURABLE MOMENT FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE MEDICINE
OF THE AVERAGE TREATMENT WHEN IT SHOULD BE LIMITED
In the recommended doses, Pepsamar is practically devoided of toxicity and its use is not accompanied by unpleasant reactions.
Do not exceed the maximum dose for more than two weeks.
OF HOW TO DISCONTINUE THE TREATMENT WHEN ITS DISCONTINUATION CAUSES WITHDRAWAL
No special precaution is necessary to suspend the treatment.
TO ADOPT IN CASE OF OVERDOSAGE AND/OR INTOXICATION, EMERGENCY SYMPTOMS
The ingestion of the medicine in large quantities can be harmful in patients with renal impairment, due to the action of the aluminium ion, which can cause flaccid paralysis and risk of respiratory depression. In such cases, patients must be hydrated, with the administration of 10 to 20 ml of gluconate or calcium chloride through endovenous route. Haemodialysis will only be necessary in extreme cases.
TO THE PATIENT
Check if the product is within the expiry date mentioned in the package.
medicines out of reach and sight of children.
If the symptoms persist or aggravate, see your doctor or pharmacist.
PRECAUTIONS OF STORAGE AND INDICATION OF VISIBLE SIGNS OF DETERIORATION,
IF THEY EXIST
DATE OF THE LAST REVISION OF THE LEAFLET : February 2004 .