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Heartburn Acute Stomach Tablets

MEDICAL DEVICE CLASS 2a

Heartburn Acute Stomach Tablets

The Heartburn Acute Stomach Tablets are for treatment of symptoms of heartburn, acid regurgitation (reflux) and acid-related stomach disorders.

  • Key features and benefits
    • Tablets for chewing or sucking.
    • With refreshing peppermint flavour.
    • The ingredients calcium carbonate and magnesium carbonate neutralize the stomach acid directly in the stomach.
    • The tablets mitigate quickly and easily acid-related stomach disorders like indigestion and acid regurgitation.
  • Ingredients

    Calcium carbonate, magnesium carbonate, sorbitol, inulin, maize starch, magnesium stearate, peppermint and lemon aroma, aspartame / acesulfam sweeteners. Contains a source of phenylalanine.

  • Instruction for use

    For acid-induced stomach complaints or heartburn, adults and adolescents from the age of 12 take 1-2 tablets as needed, preferably approximately 1 hour after a meal and before going to sleep. Heartburn Acute Stomach Tablets can be taken between meals depending on the symptoms you suffer from. If required, up to 6 tablets may be taken daily. The tablets can be sucked or chewed.

  • Further information

    CONTRAINDICATIONS: In the event of known oversensitivity to any ingredient/s do not take Heartburn Acute Stomach Tablets.
    We suggest not to take the tablets if you know you are oversensitive to sorbitol or suffer from fructose intolerance.

    Do not use if you suffer from:

    • a high calcium level (hypercalcemia)
    • Your kidney function is restricted (kidney stones, creatinine clearance below 30 ml/min)
    • Kidney stones
    • Not to be taken by children under 12 years

    Before taking the tablets consult your doctor if you suffer from either:

    • low phosphate level in the blood
    • high calcium excretion
    • congenital metabolic disease phenylketonuria – The tablets contain a source of phenylalanine (aspartame)

    SIDE EFFECTS: Possible side effects if Heartburn Acute Stomach Tablets are taken in high doses over a very long period if you have kidney insufficiency include an increase of the calcium level in the blood, a disorder of the acid-alkaline balance (metabolic alkalosis) and a fall in the phosphate content of your blood (hypophosphatemia).

    It is recommended not to take Heartburn Acute Stomach Tablets at the same time as other drugs but maintain an interval of at least 2 hours between taking a stomach tablet and taking any other medicine or drug in order to avoid absorption and efficacy being negatively affected.

    Resorption of specific antibiotics, such as quinolone or tetracycline, is lowered by calcium so that their efficacy becomes inadequate. If an antibiotic is prescibed by the doctor, the patient should ask the doctor for advice which antacid that contains no calcium can alternatively be used. Other drugs the resorption of which may be restricted by products containing calcium include biphosphonate, levothyroxin, diltiazem, verapamil, thiazide diuretics and preparations containing digitalis glycosides, lithium or aluminium.

    If drugs against high blood pressure are taken (calcium channel blockers or any drug containing thiazide) a doctor or prescription chemist should be asked before also taking Heartburn Acute Stomach Tablets.

    During pregnancy or breastfeeding, Heartburn Acute Stomach Tablets should only be taken after consultation with a doctor.

    Large quantities of proteins containing calcium (e.g. dairy products, dietary supplements with calcium) should not be ingested at the same time as the Heartburn Acute Stomach Tablets.

    WARNINGS: Keep out of children’s reach! Not suitable for children under 12 years. Not to be taken for more than 14 days continuously and never more than 6 tablets daily.

  • Storage advice

    The LIVSANE Heartburn Acute Stomach Tablets should not be taken after the expiry date. Store in a dry place between 5 °C and 25 °C.

  • FAQ

    How do I realize that I suffer from heartburn?

    These symptoms are typical for heartburn:

    • Burning, stinging sensation behind the sternum and in the esophagus
    • Sour thrusts, which are noticeable by unpleasant taste in the throat
    • Feeling pressure in the upper stomach area

    How does heartburn develop?

    In order to be able to answer this question, the focus must first be directed to the stomach. The stomach is a muscular hollow organ, the main task of which is to prepare the ingested food for the digestive process. With the help of the muscles and the gastric juice, the food is mixed into a porridge, so that the human organism can easily absorb the valuable nutrients.
    A crucial role is played by the very acidic gastric juice, which not only has an important function in the utilization of the food components, but also kills bacteria that have entered the stomach. Although the gastric juice is so acidic, this does not matter to the stomach itself: It is lined with a special mucous membrane, which is very robust and protects it.
    The situation in the esophagus is different. Although it is also equipped with a mucous membrane, it is much more sensitive than that of the stomach. Normally this is not bad: A sphincter shields the stomach from the esophagus. However, if this muscle is weakened, gastric contents and the gastric juice can flow back into the esophagus. The irritation creates the burning sensation, which is characteristic of heartburn.