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Peptac Liquid - Everything You Need To Know
Published: 14th February, 2019
What is Peptac Liquid?
Peptac Liquid is a liquid medication which provides relief from heartburn and acid indigestion, through the use of the active ingredients Sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Alginate, and Calcium Carbonate. You can get Peptac Liquid in two different flavours, the original is Aniseed, or you can opt for Peppermint. This product belongs to a group of medicines called 'reflux suppressants' which form a protective layer on top of the stomach contents, to prevent stomach acid escaping from the stomach where it works its way into the food pipe, causing pain and discomfort. Peptac is used for the treatment of symptoms of gastro-oesophageal reflux such as acid regurgitation, heartburn, and indigestion. These may occur, for example, following meals or during pregnancy.
How to take Peptac Liquid
Peptac Liquid is to be taken by mouth, after meals and at bedtime. Shake the bottle well before use. Adults and children over 12 years: take 10-20ml (two to four 5ml spoonful's) up to four times a day. Children 6 to 12 years: take 5-10ml (one to two 5ml spoonful's) up to four times a day.
This medicine is not recommended for children under 6 years of age. Do not exceed the recommended dose.
Leave 1-2 hours between taking Peptac Liquid and other medicines.
What to avoid.
Peptac Liquid MAY be used during pregnancy and breast-feeding.
Do not take this product if you are allergic to any of the ingredients as, on rare occasion, difficulty in breathing, and skin rashes, have occurred. See product bottle or item description on our site for a full list of ingredients. This medicine contains small amounts of sodium; if you have been advised to follow a low sodium diet then ask your doctor before taking this product.
Do not take this product within two hours of taking other medicines by mouth as it can interfere with the action of some other medicines. This is especially important if you are taking antibiotics, iron preparation, antifungals such as ketoconazole, digoxin and beta blockers, penicillamine, glucocorticoid, neuroleptics, thyroid hormones, chloroquine, estramustine, and bisphosphonates.
If you take too much of this product you may feel bloated. It is unlikely to cause any harm, but please still consult your doctor or pharmacist. If you forget a dose it is not necessary to double the dose the next time, just carry on taking as before.