Wind-eze tablets

 
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Information specific to: Wind-eze tablets.

About Wind-eze tablets and how it works

This medicine helps relieve the symptoms and discomfort associated with trapped gas in the gut such as griping pains, colic, flatulence, bloating, and abdominal distension.

The main ingredient of this medicine is simeticone which is an antiflatulent. It works as an antifoaming agent and joins small bubbles of gas trapped in the stomach to form large bubbles which can then be easily expelled as wind or during belching or burping.

This medicine is available in the form of tablets that have to be chewed before swallowing after meals and before going to bed. Do not take more than four tablets in any one day.

Consult your doctor if symptoms do not improve after 14 days, or if they get worse during treatment with this medicine.

Before using Wind-eze tablets

This medicine may not be suitable for everyone and some people must never take it. Check the leaflet that comes with your medicine to make sure that the medicine is suitable before taking it.

Always get advice from a healthcare professional before taking this medicine if:

  • you are allergic or sensitive to or have had a reaction to any of the ingredients in the medicine
  • this medicine is for a child under 12 years of age
  • you have a family history of fructose intolerance

Medicines interactions

If you are taking more than one medicine they may interact with each other. Before taking this medicine consult your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines including vitamins, mineral supplements and herbal or complementary preparations.

The following medicines may interact with the capsule form of this medicine:

  • mineral oil laxatives such as liquid paraffin
  • levothyroxine

Possible side effects of Wind-eze tablets

Most medicines can cause some side-effects but not everyone having the same medicine will get the same side-effects.

The following side-effects have been associated with people taking this medicine:

  • hypersensitivity reactions such as rash, itching, swelling of the tongue or face, or breathing difficulties
  • nausea
  • constipation

If you experience other side effects or have any other worrying symptoms while you are taking this medicine, seek medical advice.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding

If you are pregnant, or are breast-feeding, you should seek medical advice before taking this medicine.

Other important information

Make sure that you read the leaflet that comes with your medicine to check what dose you should take and if there is anything that you need to do if you take more than the recommended dose. If you are in any doubt about whether this medicine is suitable for you, speak to your doctor or pharmacist.

Keep all medicines out of the sight and reach of children.

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