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.