Magaldrate and Simethicone Oral Suspension

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Magaldrate and Simethicone Oral Suspension is categorized under the antacids & anti-ulcerates which are medicines used for the management of acidity, bloating, indigestion, heartburn and gas. It is usually protected by a mucous layer from the acid production in the stomach. At times, the mucous layer is worn out because the stomach produces too much acid, which causes conditions such as acidity and heartburn. Hence, bloating is a condition that develops when the stomach or the abdominal area fills up with gas or air.  

Magaldrate and Simethicone Oral Suspension is a combination of two drugs: Magaldrate which comes under the category of antacids and Simethicone which falls under the category of anti-flatulent. Magaldrate has been reported to exhibit its mechanism by reducing the effects of excessive stomach acid. Simethicone belongs to the type of antifoaming agents that reduce the surface tension of the gas bubbles letting out the gas through flatus or belching (burping). It also helps in avoiding the build-up and formation of gases in the gastrointestinal tract. 

Medical Benefits  

  • This medicine is used to treat acidity, bloating, indigestion, heartburn, and gas. 
  • It belongs to a group of medicines called antacids and anti-ulcerants. 
  • Magaldrate neutralizes excess stomach acid. 
  • Simethicone, a mixture of silica gel and dimethicone, reduces the surface tension of gas bubbles. 
  • Simethicone helps expel gas through flatus or belching and prevents gas accumulation in the digestive tract. 

Directions For Use  

  • Magaldrate and Simethicone Oral Suspension are recommended to shake the bottle well before its usage.  
  • It should be taken as directed by your doctor or the information that is provided on the label of the medicine.  


  • Magaldrate and Simethicone Oral Suspension should be protected from direct sunlight.  
  • Store this suspension in a cool, dry area. 
  • Make sure that the medicine is out of reach of children.  


  • This medicine should not be given to children without consulting a doctor. 
  • It may have interaction with anti-hypertensive (Ramipril), hormone (levothyroxine), anti-convulsant (phenytoin), and antacids (aluminium hydroxide, magnesium hydroxide). 
  • Avoid smoking and alcohol consumption as alcohol intake leads to increased production of stomach acid, thereby increasing acidity and heartburn. 
  • Inform your doctor if you have renal dysfunction before the consumption of this suspension. 

Side Effects

  • Diarrhoea 
  • Constipation 
  • Intestinal pain 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Is it possible to take this medicine for longer periods? 

If there is no improvement in your symptoms after two weeks of using it, you should seek medical advice. Do not use it for a long time even if it is prescribed by your doctor. 

Does this suspension cause diarrhoea? 

It could have the following side effects; diarrhoea. You should increase your intake of fluids and consume foods high in fibre if this happens. If you observe that your stool contains blood or you have severe diarrhoea, then go to your doctor. Do not render oneself to anti-diarrheal medication on your own accord without a physician’s prescription.  

Is it advisable to lie down immediately after taking food? 

To help counteract the issue of acid production eat a little less before going to bed, and don’t lie flat. Prop your head and chest above your stomach by raising the head of your bed by 10-20 cm using a pillow in case of acid reflux.  

Are there any interactions between this composition and antacids? 

Do not sit or lie down soon after swallowing it; avoid taking with antacids containing aluminium or magnesium. Aluminium-containing antacids can cause constipation and intestinal blockage while those containing magnesium can cause diarrhoea.