Magnesium trisilicate

MAGNOMINT (Magnesium Trisilicate BP)

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MAGNOMINT (Magnesium Trisilicate BP)

Magnomint suspension is a pink coloured, free flowing suspension with a fruity flavor and pleasant taste containing dried Aluminium Hydroxide Gel BP 250mg and Magnesium Trisilicate BP 500mg in each 5ml.

Magnomint tablets ore orange coloured, round, flat faced impressed with ‘MAGNOMINT’ on one side and REGAL on the other side, each containing Dried Aluminium Hydroxide Gel BP 125mg and Magnesium Trisilicate BP 250mg.

Magnesium trisilicate

Pharmacological action

Magnomint is an antacid, which is a basic compound that neutralizes acid in the gastric lumen. It does not reduced the volume of hydrochloric acid secreted and may increase it, but by increasing the gastric pH they diminish the activity of pepsin in the gastric secretions

Indication

Magnomint is an antacid indicated for the relief of gastric hyperacidity, indigestion and heartburn.

Dosage and administration

Magnomint suspension

Take orally with milk or water if required. To be taken 4-8 times a day preferably between meal or as directed by a doctor.

Adults and children over 12 years: 1-2 spoonfuls

Children 6 to 12 years: half the adult dose

Children under 6 years: not recommended.

Do not take more than 16 teaspoonfuls in any 24 hour period.

Magnomint tablets

To be chewed and then swallowed 4-8 times a day preferably between meal or as directed by a doctor

Adults and children over 12 years: 2-4 tablets

Children 6 to 12 years: 1-2 tablets

Do not take more than 32 tablets in any 24 hour period

Contraindications

Magnomint should not be used in patients who are severely debilitated or suffering from kidney failure or if there is severe abdominal pain and/or the possibility of bowel obstruction.

Precautions

It is wise to avoid taking preparations containing antacids in the first trimester of pregnancy and during lactation.

Antacids are known to interfere with the absorption of certain drugs including tetracyclines, vitamins, ciprofloxacin, ketoconazole, chloroquine, hydroxyl-chloroquine, chlorpromazine, and rifampicin. Most interactions can be avoided by taking Magnomint 2 hours before or after ingestion of other drugs.

Side-effects

Gastro intestinal side effects are uncommon. Occasional diarrhea or constipation may occur, if use is excessive.

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