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Patient information leafletPATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET
Please read this leaflet carefully before you start to take your medicine. If you have any questions or
are not sure about anything ask your doctor or pharmacist.
WHAT IS IN YOUR MEDICINE?
The name of your medicine is Kolanticon Gel.
Each 5ml spoonful contains 2.5mg dicyclomine hydrochloride (also known as dicycloverine), 200mg
aluminium hydroxide, 100mg magnesium oxide and 20mg simethicone. Kolanticon Gel also contains
magnesium sulphate, methylcellulose, benzyl alcohol, sodium lauryl sulphate, saccharin sodium,
alcohol 95%, methyl parahydroxybenzoate, propyl parahydroxybenzoate, butyl parahydroxybenzoate,
citric acid, oil of cinnamon, peppermint oil, oil of spearmint, oil of cedar leaf, oil of nutmeg,
eucalyptol, menthol and demineralised water.
Kolanticon Gel is a thick, white liquid. Your bottle contains [200ml] of the medicine.
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT KOLANTICON GEL
Kolanticon Gel is one of a group of medicines for stomach complaints.
The marketing authorisation for Kolanticon Gel is held by: Peckforton Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Crewe
Hall, Crewe, Cheshire, CW1 6UL, England.
Kolanticon Gel is manufactured by: Fleet Laboratories Ltd., 94 Rickmansworth Road, Watford,
Hertfordshire, WD1 7JJ, England.
WHAT IS KOLANTICON GEL FOR?
Kolanticon Gel is used to treat stomach complaints where there are problems such as painful cramps,
indigestion and flatulence. It helps to relieve painful cramps by relaxing the muscles of the intestine. It
helps to relieve indigestion and flatulence by reducing acidity and wind formed in the stomach.
BEFORE TAKING YOUR MEDICINE
You should not take Kolanticon Gel if:-
• You are allergic to any of the ingredients of Kolanticon Gel, which are listed above
• You have difficulty passing urine because of an enlarged prostate or other condition • You have ulcerative colitis or other conditions affecting movement of food through the gastro- • You have myasthenia gravis (a very rare disorder) • You have glaucoma (an eye condition involving increased pressure within the eye resulting in Also, before taking Kolanticon Gel tell your doctor or pharmacist if:- • You are or may be pregnant • You have or have had kidney problems • You have a hiatus hernia (a condition with symptoms such as acid or food regurgitation and • You are taking other medicines, in particular antibiotics, ACE inhibitors, anticoagulents, digoxin, rifampicin, ketoconazole, penicillamine or biphosphonates. This is because Kolanticon Gel may affect the absorption of other medicines taken at the same time. Ask you doctor or pharmacist if you are unsure.
TAKING YOUR MEDICINE
The usual dose of Kolanticon Gel for adults and children over 12 years old is two to four 5ml
spoonfuls every four hours if needed.
You should shake the bottle before use to mix the ingredients properly. Then measure out the amount
you need onto the 5ml spoon and swallow the liquid.
If you accidentally take too much medicine you should consult your doctor or go to your nearest
hospital casualty department.
AFTER TAKING YOUR MEDICINE
Most people may take Kolanticon Gel with no problems. However, it may not suit everyone and some
people may get a dry mouth, blurred vision, constipation or difficulty passing urine. If you notice these
or any other unusual effects you should tell your doctor or pharmacist.
If your symptoms or stomach upset persist or worsen after Kolanticon Gel, consult your doctor.
STORING YOUR MEDICINE
Do not use your medicine after the expiry date on the label, or if the medicine has deteriorated in any
Keep your medicine in the original bottle below 25°C where children cannot reach it.
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