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I just complain about my 3yrs old son taking antacid and Anti-flatulence tabs and is having difficulty sleeping
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Sumanth Amperayani
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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
I'm new to this site but I think another doctor was looking at this issue for me.

Hi... I understand your concern. A 3 year old child having anti flatulance and antacid tablets will not have any major problems please. Usually these medicines are either aluminium salt or magnesium salt. Both of these have a very wide range of safety profile and do not create serious medical complications even if consumed by children. Aluminium salt might cause some amount of constipation and magnesium salt might cause some amount of diarrhoea.

But as such these are medicines with a very wide safety profile and you need not be worried at all.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Exactly so the components are Aluminium hydroxide USP 250mg, Magnesium hydroxide USD 250mg and Simethicone USD 50mg
Customer reply replied 5 months ago
What do I need to do to give him a sound sleep tonight?
Hi... He will get these drugs out of his system in 24 hours. Please do not be perturbed for this and I do not suggest that you give anything for him right now to make him sleep well.He is going to be happy and healthy as ever even without any active intervention as of now.Kind regards ***** ***** Sumanth Amperayani
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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
You mean it isn't a problem even if he takes 4 tablets? The sachet is 4 tablets and it was empty when I got him. I'm disturbed :(. Sorry for my lack of confidence in this regard, I believe you understand. My fear is the 4 tablets since an adult is even asked to take 1 tablet at a time and the dosage is not written on it.
Hi... No need to be sorry at all. As a pediatrician I completely understand a parent's anxiety when they see their kids with an empty drug pack.But why I am telling that you need not worry he is because of the extremely wide safety profile of these antacid medications which are not going to create any problems even if consumed in large quantities such as 10 tablets at a time by an adult.At the most as I had mentioned that maybe some constipation or diarrhoea and that too for only very short period.Kind regards ***** ***** Sumanth Amperayani
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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Thank you Dr Sumanth. I think now I'm assured of the range of safety with the latest example you gave. thank you!

I am happy that my interaction was helpful for you and has put your mind at ease please.

Kind regards ***** ***** Sumanth Amperayani

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