What are Zeller Stomach chewable tablets and when are they used?
Zeller Stomach chewable tablets contain the two active ingredients calcium carbonate and magnesium trisilicate, which help to neutralize excess stomach acid. The two active ingredients complement each other in their effect, with calcium carbonate acting quickly, while magnesium trisilicate acts more slowly and thus ensures a longer-lasting effect.
When used correctly, Zeller Stomach are a well-tolerated medicine for short to medium-term use in the case of: Stomach or heartburn, acid reflux, irritable stomach, indigestion due to over-acidification of the stomach, flatulence and acute stomach problems.
What precautions should be taken?
In order to avoid recurrent stomach acid, you should ensure a balanced and moderate diet. Reduce fats and carbohydrates (sweets and pasta) in favor of proteins and vitamins (fish and vegetables). It is advisable to eat several times a day, but in smaller amounts. Try to avoid consuming alcohol and nicotine as well as hot drinks, especially coffee and tea, as much as possible.
If you have stomach problems that last longer than a week, it is advisable to consult a doctor and have the causes clarified.
This medicinal product contains approximately 10 mg of usable carbohydrates per single dose.
When should Zeller Stomach not be used?
Zeller Stomach should not be used if you are hypersensitive to one of the ingredients, if your blood levels of calcium and magnesium are too high, or if you have a phosphate deficiency and impaired kidney function.
When is caution required when taking Zeller Stomach?
If the kidneys are not working properly, calcium and silicate accumulation in the kidneys can occur after long-term intake or use of high dosages that are above the recommended ones. There is also a risk of kidney stone formation.
Tell your doctor, pharmacist or druggist if you
- suffer from other diseases
- have allergies or
- are taking other medicines (in particular antibiotics that contain tetracyclines, but also those you buy yourself!): taking Zeller Stomach can affect the effect of other medicines administered at the same time. There should be a gap of 2 hours between taking Zeller Stomach and other medicines.
Can Zeller Stomach be taken during pregnancy or while breastfeeding?
Based on previous experience, there is no known risk for the child when used as intended. An increased calcium or magnesium content of breast milk is not to be expected. However, systematic scientific investigations have never been carried out. As a precaution, you should avoid taking medicines during pregnancy and breastfeeding or ask your doctor, pharmacist or druggist for advice.
How do you use Zeller Stomach chewable tablets?
Adults and adolescents from the age of 12 chew 2-3 chewable tablets one to two hours after a meal or in the evening before going to bed, as required. The normal daily dose is 3-4 times 2-3 chewable tablets per day. Children over 6 years take half. Chew the chewable tablets slowly and do not wash them down afterwards. The desired effect then occurs immediately.
Follow the dosage given in the package leaflet or prescribed by your doctor. If you think the medicine is too weak or too strong, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or druggist.
What side effects can Zeller Stomach have?
The following side effects can occur when taking Zeller Stomach chewable tablets: Slight constipation is possible. It is known from the literature that the so-called milk-alkali syndrome can occur very rarely and after long-term, improper use in greatly excessive doses and when taking vitamin D-rich foods such as milk at the same time. This leads to increased blood calcium levels, alkaline urine and kidney dysfunction as well as dizziness and vomiting.
If you have taken too many chewable tablets and suffer from such symptoms, inform your doctor immediately !
If you notice any side effects that are not described here, you should inform your doctor, pharmacist or druggist.
What should also be noted?
The medicinal product may only be used up to the date marked “EXP” on the container.
Store at room temperature (15-25°C) in the original packaging.
The medicine should be kept out of the reach of children.
Your doctor, pharmacist or druggist can provide you with further information. These people have the detailed information for specialists.
What does Zeller Stomach chewable tablets contain?
1 Zeller Stomach chewable tablet contains 320 mg calcium carbonate and 180 mg magnesium trisilicate as active ingredients.
Excipients: the sweetener saccharin, the antioxidant BHA (E 320), the preservative sulfur dioxide (E 220), orange flavoring and other excipients.
Where can you get Zeller Stomach? What packs are available?
In pharmacies and drugstores, without medical prescription.
Blister packs of 36 or 72 chewable tablets.
Marketing Authorization Holder
Max Zeller Soehne AG, CH-8590 Romanshorn.