Setlers Antacid Tablets
Settlers Antacid Tablets contain calcium carbonate to neutralise excess stomach acid. They are used to relieve the symptoms of acid indigestion, heartburn and wind.
Dosage: Adults, the elderly and children over the age of 12: Take 1 or 2 tablets when required, not exceeding 16 tablets in 24 hours.
Do not give to children under 12 years of age
How do Setlers Antacid Tablets work?
Setlers antacid tablets contain the active ingredient calcium carbonate, which is a type of medicine called an antacid.
Calcium carbonate works by binding to excess acid produced by the stomach. This neutralises the acid and decreases the acidity of the stomach contents.
Setlers Antacids relieve the pain and discomfort of indigestion, heartburn and other symptoms related to excess stomach acid, by reducing the acidity of the stomach contents. They work as soon as they reach the stomach.
What are setlers antacid tablets used for?
- Excess gas in the stomach and intestines (flatulence)
- 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.
- Do not exceed the recommended dose of this medicine, which will be stated in the product packaging or information leaflet supplied with the medicine.
- Setlers is not recommended for use in children.
- Setlers should be sucked or chewed.
Use with caution in
- Decreased kidney function
Not to be used in
- High levels of calcium in the blood (hypercalcaemia)
This medicine should not be used if you are allergic to one or 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 this medicine 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.
- There are no known harmful effects when this medicine is used by pregnant or breastfeeding mothers.
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 this medicine. Because a side effect is stated here, it does not mean that all people using this medicine will experience that or any side effect.
The side effects listed above may not include all of the side effects reported by the drug'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 setlers antacid tablets affect other medicines?
Antacids such as calcium carbonate can reduce the absorption of other medicines from the gut, which may make the other medicines less effective. If you are taking any other medicines, consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking this antacid. 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 medicines:
- tetracycline-type antibiotics, eg doxycycline, minocycline, tetracycline