Alka-Seltzer Original Tablets (20 Pack)
- Fast & Effective Relief From Upset Stomach
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Alka-Seltzer Original Tablets provide fast relief of heartburn, upset stomach, acid indigestion with headache or body aches from this effervescent antacid and pain reliever that has been around for more than 80 years.
what are Alka-Seltzer Original tablets and what are they used for
Alka-Seltzer Original Tablets provide fast relief of heartburn, upset stomach, acid indigestion with headache or body aches from this effervescent antacid and pain reliever that has been around for more than 80 years. Unlike other antacids, such as Tums or Mylanta, H-2 blockers such as Pepcid, and PPIs like Prilosec and Nexium, Alka-Seltzer Original contains an analgesic for pain accompanied by heartburn and acid indigestion.
There’s usually no need to see a GP about indigestion. There are some things you can do at home.
- cut down on tea, coffee, cola or alcohol
- prop your head and shoulders up in bed – this can stop stomach acid coming up while you sleep
- lose weight if you’re overweight
How to use Alka-Seltzer Original
Fully dissolve 2 Alka-Seltzer Original tablets in 4 ounces of water before taking
Adults and children – 2 tablets every 4 hours – Do not exceed 8 tablets in 24 hours
Adults Over 60 years – 2 tablets every 4 hours- Do not exceed 4 tablets in 24 hours
Always read the patient information leaflet before use and contact a pharmacist if you are unsure.
Before you use Alka-Seltzer Original
Do not use
● if you are allergic to aspirin or any other pain reliever/fever reducer
● if you have ever had an allergic reaction to this product or any of its ingredients
● each tablet contains: sodium 567 mg
● store at room temperature. Avoid excessive heat.
● Alka-Seltzer in water contains principally the antacid sodium citrate and the analgesic sodium acetylsalicylate
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Like all medicines Alka-Seltzer can cause side effects although not everybody gets them. The
product belongs to a group of medicines which may impair the fertility in women. This effect is
reversible on stopping the medicine.
If you experience any of the following side effects, stop taking Alka-Seltzer and go to your
nearest Accident and Emergency Department or doctor immediately.
An allergic reaction. Signs of allergic reaction may include: difficulty in breathing or
swallowing, swelling of the face, lips, throat or tongue, skin rashes, large or itchy wheals on
the skin, attacks of sneezing, runny nose and itching eyes or water retention.
Bleeding from the stomach or bowel, which may result in black or tarry stools.
Nausea, vomiting, indigestion, diarrhoea or stomach pain.
Anaemia (reduction in the number of red blood cells)
Heart failure with shortness of breath
Kidney impairment or failure
Dizziness or ringing in the ears.
Increased bleeding/blood thinning (if you cut or injure yourself). This may include bleeding
from the urinary tract, bleeding within the brain, or bleeding from the nose or gums
An asthma attack if you are asthmatic and sensitive to aspirin.
Changes in normal liver activity in blood tests (very rare).
If you have unusual stomach pains or react badly to this medicine in any other way, stop taking
Alka-Seltzer and tell your doctor or pharmacist immediately