Bisodol Indigestion Tablets
Bisodol Indigestion Relief Tablets have a unique triple active formula containing three powerful antacids which quickly and effectively neutralise excess acid in the stomach to provide effective, rapid relief from acid indigestion, heartburn and trapped wind.
Dosage: Adults and children over 12 years: suck or chew one or two tablets as required.
|Main use||Active ingredient||Manufacturer|
Sodium bicarbonate, calcium carbonate, light magnesium carbonate
Forest Laboratories UK Limited
How does it work?
Bisodol indigestion relief tablets contain three active ingredients, sodium bicarbonate, calcium carbonate and light magnesium carbonate. These are called antacids and are commonly used in a variety of indigestion remedies.
Antacids are used to reduce the acidity of the stomach's juices. Stomach acid is produced in the stomach as a normal part of the digestive process. However, too much stomach acid can cause symptoms such as heartburn and indigestion. It can also irritate an inflamed stomach lining or an ulcer in the stomach or intestine (peptic ulcer).
Antacids, such as Bisodol, work by binding to and neutralising excess acid. This helps to relieve the symptoms of heartburn and indigestion associated with excess stomach acid.
What is it Bisodol used for?
- Excess acid in the stomach (hyperacidity).
- Excess gas in the stomach and intestines (flatulence).
- Heartburn (gastro-oesophageal reflux disease).
- Upset stomach characterised by stomach pain and burning, nausea and excess gas (dyspepsia).
- If symptoms persist despite treatment, seek medical advice from your doctor or pharmacist.
- A rebound increase in stomach acid may occur with prolonged use.
Use with caution in
- People on a low sodium diet.
Not to be used in
- Children under 12 years of age.
- Heart failure.
- Kidney failure.
- Low blood phosphate levels (hypophosphataemia).
Bisodol should not be used if you are allergic to any of its ingredients. Please inform your doctor or pharmacist if you have previously experienced such an allergy.
If you feel you have experienced an allergic reaction, stop using Bisodol and inform your doctor or pharmacist immediately.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding
Certain medicines should not be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding. However, other medicines may be safely used in pregnancy or breastfeeding providing the benefits to the mother outweigh the risks to the unborn baby. Always inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy, before using any medicine.
- The safety of Bisodol for use during pregnancy and breastfeeding has not been established. It should be used with caution by pregnant women and only if considered essential by your doctor. If you are pregnant you should seek medical advice from your doctor before taking this medicine.
Medicines and their possible side effects can affect individual people in different ways. The following are some of the side effects that are known to be associated with Bisodol. Just because a side effect is stated here, it does not mean that all people using this medicine will experience that or any side effect.
- Rebound excess stomach acid (rebound hyperacidity).
The side effects listed above may not include all of the side effects reported by the medicine's manufacturer.
For more information about any other possible risks associated with this medicine, please read the information provided with the medicine or consult your doctor or pharmacist.
How can Bisodol affect other medicines?
If you are taking any other medicines, including those bought without a prescription and herbal medicines, it is important to check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking this medicine as well. Similarly, check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking any new medicines in combination with this one, to ensure that the combination is safe.
Antacids can reduce the absorption of many other medicines from the gut, which may make the other medicines less effective. In general, any interactions can be avoided by leaving an interval of about two hours between taking this medicine and any other medicine. This is particularly important for the following:
- bisphosphonates, eg alendronate, risedronate
- iron preparations, such as ferrous sulphate
- quinolone-type antibiotics, eg ciprofloxacin, moxifloxacin
- tetracycline-type antibiotics, eg doxycycline, minocycline, tetracycline