Please read this leaflet carefully before taking this medicine. Keep this leaflet; you might need it again.
WHAT IS IN RULOX?
Each 5ml of Rulox suspension contains as the active ingredients:
Activated Methylpolysiloxane 125.0mg
Magnesium Hydroxide 100.0mg
Dried Aluminum Hydroxide 468.1mg
HOW DOES RULOX WORK?
Rulox is an antacid formulation fortified with an anti-deflatulent (Activated Methylpolysiloxane).
Activated methylpolysiloxane provides rapid relief from excess stomach gas by breaking gas bubbles in the stomach and causing them to coalesce so that they can be eliminated easily by belching.
Magnesium Hydroxide and Aluminium Hydroxide are antacids which neutralizes hydrochloric acid in the stomach secretions thus preventing the acid from damaging the stomach lining. Aluminium Hydroxide also enhances the protection of the stomach lining from the irritant effect of gastric acid.
Aluminium hydroxide is slow-acting and tends to produce constipation, while Magnesium Hydroxide has the reverse effect. A combination of the two antacids brings about a faster and sustained antacid effect with reduced adverse gastrointestinal effects.
The actives in Rulox are micronised and presented as a uniform suspension to enhance their efficacy.
WHAT IS RULOX FOR?
Rulox can be used for the following conditions:
• Peptic ulcer
• Reflux oesophagitis and gastritis
• Heart Burns including heartburn in pregnancy
• Gastrointestinal flatulence and discomfort due to excess stomach gas
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE USING RULOX
Do not use Rulox if:
You are allergic to any of the active ingredients in the product (An allergic reaction may include, rash, itching, swelling of face, lips or hands / feet or breathing difficulties).
Your age is less than 6 years (unless on the advice of a doctor).
Possible reactions between Rulox and some medications may occur. If you are using other oral medications, take Rulox 1 to 2 hours before or after the medication(s).
Check your doctor before using Rulox if:
You are prone to constipation or have appendicitis.
You have kidney disease.
You have hypophosphotaemia (low level of phosphate in the blood).
You have any bone disease.
HOW SHOULD RULOX BE TAKEN?
Take your medicine as instructed on the label, carton or this leaflet. Always check the label carefully for how much to take and how often to take. Your pharmacist or doctor can help if you are not sure.
Remember to shake the bottle before use.
Adults: 2 teaspoonfuls (10mI), 3-4 times daily.
ChIldren (6-12 years): 1 teaspoonful (5ml), 3 times daily
To be taken between meals and at bedtime not exceeding 90ml in a 24-hour period.
WARNING: DO NOT EXCEED THE STATED DOSE
Contact your doctor immediately if too much is taken
POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
The active ingredients in Rulox are non-systemic, therefore side effects observed are mild and transient. These include a negligible degree of constipation, diarrhoea and vomiting in some individuals intolerant to Aluminium Hydroxide.
If any of these side effects become serious or you experience other unusual symptoms or concerns, stop using the product immediately and see your doctor as soon as possible.
HOW SHOULD RULOX BE STORED?
Store below 25oC. Protect from light. Keep tightly closed.
Do not use this medication after the, expiry date on the pack.
KEEP ALL MEDICINES OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN.
Supply: Bottles of 100mI and 200ml
Further information available on request from:
Manufactured in Nigeria by
7/9, Sapara Street,
Ikeja – Lagos.