Peptac Liquid Aniseed Flavour 500ml
Peptac Liquid Aniseed Flavour 500ml
Feeling uncomfortable? Peptac Liquid Aniseed Flavour 500ml will help to treat heartburn, an upset stomach, nausea and excess gas. Peptac Liquid belongings to the 'reflux suppressants' group of medicines that form a protective layer on top of the stomach contents to prevent stomach acid from escaping from the stomach where it works into the food pipe causing pain and discomfort.
- Peptac liquid, designed to help treat heartburn, indigestion and gas issues
- Provides relief for acid ingestion
- Relieves symptoms through three main ingredients: sodium bicarbonate, sodium alginate and calcium carbonate
- Easy to swallow and measure out dosages
- Aromatic aniseed flavour
- Suitable for pregnant or breastfeeding women, and children over 12
What is Peptac Liquid used for?
Peptac Liquid is used for the treatment of symptoms of gastro-oesophageal reflux such as acid regurgitation, heartburn, and indigestion, which may occur, for example, following meals or during pregnancy.
What is acid reflux and what are common symptoms?
Acid reflux disease occurs when the lower oesophagal sphincter (LES) does not close all the way or opens too often, allowing stomach acid to move up into the oesophagus. This can cause symptoms such as heartburn, and burning discomfort in the chest.
How should I take Peptac Liquid?
Peptac Liquid should be taken by mouth after meals and at bedtime. Adults and children over 12 years should take 10-20 ml (two to four 5 ml spoonfuls) up to four times a day. Children 6 to 12 years should take 5-10 ml (one to two 5 ml spoonfuls) up to four times a day. Children under 6 years should not take this product.
What are the active ingredients in Peptac and how do they work?
Peptac Liquid contains three active ingredients: sodium bicarbonate, sodium alginate, and calcium carbonate. These ingredients work together as reflux suppressants to form a protective layer on top of the stomach contents to prevent stomach acid from escaping the stomach and causing discomfort. Sodium bicarbonate neutralizes stomach acid, while sodium alginate creates a foam barrier to prevent acid reflux. Calcium carbonate also helps to neutralize stomach acid, providing relief from heartburn and acid indigestion.
Can I take Peptac Liquid if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?
Yes, you can take Peptac Liquid if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
How should I store Peptac Liquid?
Keep all medicines out of the sight and reach of children. Do not use after the expiry date shown on the pack (EXP month/year). Do not store above 25°C. Do not refrigerate.
What is acid reflux?
Acid reflux occurs when the lower oesophagal sphincter (LES) does not close all the way or opens too often, allowing stomach acid to move up into the oesophagus. This can cause symptoms such as heartburn and burning discomfort in the chest.
Is Peptac prescription only?
Buying Peptac does not require a prescription. We will simply ask a few questions before checkout to ensure that this medication is suitable for you.
Active Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate (133.5mg/5ml), Sodium Alginate (250mg/5ml), Calcium Carbonate (80mg/5ml).
Other Ingredients: Carbomer, Sodium Hydroxide, Saccharin Sodium, Ethyl Parahydroxybenzoate (E214), Propyl Parahydroxybenzoate (E216), Butyl Parahydroxybenzoate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Erythrosine Colour (E127), Aniseed Oil, Purified Water.
Usage and Instructions
To be taken by mouth, after meals and at bedtime. Shake bottle well before use. Leave 1-2 hours between taking Peptac Liquid and other medicines.
Adults and children over 12 years: 2 to 4 (5ml) spoonfuls.
Children 6 to 12 years: 1 to 2 (5ml) spoonfuls.
Children under 6 years: not recommended.
Check and ensure you're not allergic to any of the ingredients of this medicine before taking. This medicine contains Butyl Parahydroxybenzoate, which can cause an allergic reaction in some.
If you're on a sodium-restricted diet, consult with your doctor or a pharmacist before taking as 10ml of this medicine contains about 6mmols of sodium.
Tell your doctor first if you're taking any other medicines, especially ACE inhibitors, analgesics, antibiotics, antiepileptics, antifungals, antimalarials antipsychotics, bisphosphonates, lithium and penicillamine.
You may experience occasional, mild side effects, including constipation, wind, and stomach cramps after taking Peptac liquid.
Very rarely (less than 1 in 10,000 patients treated) an allergic reaction to the ingredients may occur. Symptoms of this may include skin rash, difficulty in breathing, dizziness, or swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat. If you experience these or any side effects, stop taking the product and consult your doctor or pharmacist.