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Rolaids Regular is a medication used to treat the symptoms caused by too much stomach acid, such as heartburn, indigestion, and upset stomach. It is an antacid that provides fast-acting relief of heartburn and acid indigestion. The tablet contains a combination of calcium and magnesium compounds, which work together to counteract the acid in the stomach and reduce its acidity.
Calcium carbonate works by reacting with the excess acid in the stomach while magnesium hydroxide reacts with the acid to form magnesium chloride and water. This reaction helps to reduce the acidity of the stomach and provides relief from conditions associated with excess acids, such as heartburn.
Use and Dosage
Rolaids Regular is formulated as a tablet, which is intended for oral administration. Rolaids Regular tablets are chewable, meaning that they are meant to be broken down in the mouth before swallowing. This helps to ensure it is evenly distributed throughout the digestive system, where it can begin to neutralize stomach acid and provide relief from symptoms.
The tablet should be taken as directed on the package or by a doctor or pharmacist. It is chewed 1-2 tablets as needed for heartburn relief, but no more than 7 tablets in 24 hours. Rolaids Regular can be taken on an empty stomach but take it with food to improve absorption. If you have any questions regarding the dosage or usage of Rolaids Regular, consult with a doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Note that Rolaids Regular tablets should be used only as directed by your doctor and should not be taken in excess or for longer than recommended. If your symptoms persist or worsen, you should consult your doctor for further advice and treatment.
Common Side Effects of Rolaids Regular (Calcium/Magnesium - non-Rx):
Serious Side Effects of Rolaids Regular (Calcium/Magnesium - non-Rx):
- Bone pain
- Feeling light-headed
- Feeling tired
- Increased thirst or urination
- Muscle weakness
- Slow heart rate
- Trouble breathing
Forms and Strength
Rolaids Regular (Calcium/Magnesium - non-Rx) is available in the following forms and strength:
Rolaids Regular: Tablet
- 550/110 mg
- Allergic reactions: People who are allergic to calcium, magnesium, or any of the other ingredients in Rolaids Regular should avoid this medication.
- Kidney problems: People with kidney problems should talk to their doctor before taking Rolaids Regular, as it contains magnesium which can accumulate in the body and cause harm.
- Drug interactions: Rolaids Regular may interact with other medications such as antibiotics, tetracyclines, and iron supplements. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Rolaids Regular with any other medications.
- Overuse: Rolaids Regular should not be taken for more than 2 weeks without consulting a doctor.
- Age restrictions: Rolaids Regular is not recommended for use in children under 12 without consulting a doctor.
- Gastrointestinal problems: Rolaids Regular may cause constipation, diarrhea, or other gastrointestinal problems in some people.
- Pregnancy and breastfeeding: talk to your doctor before taking Rolaids Regular if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as the effects of this medication on these groups are not well established.
- Calcium and magnesium levels: Rolaids Regular may increase the levels of calcium and magnesium in the body, so people with conditions that can cause elevated levels of these minerals (such as sarcoidosis or hyperparathyroidism) should avoid this medication or use it only under medical supervision.
- Other medical conditions: Rolaids Regular can interact with certain medical conditions, such as heart disease, high blood pressure, and liver disease, tell your doctor if you have any of these conditions before taking this medication.
- Overdose: Taking too much Rolaids Regular can cause serious medical problems. If you suspect that you or someone else has taken an overdose of Rolaids Regular, seek medical attention right away.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Can Rolaids Regular interact with other medications or foods?
Although Rolaids Regular is considered safe for most people, it is always a good idea to check with a doctor or pharmacist before taking it with other medications, and to avoid taking it with foods that may worsen acid reflux or indigestion.
How should Rolaids Regular be taken?
Rolaids Regular should be taken as directed on the package or by a doctor or pharmacist. It is chewed 1-2 tablets as needed for heartburn relief, but no more than 7 tablets in 24 hours.
How long does Rolaids Regular take to work?
Rolaids Regular typically starts to work within minutes of taking it, and its effects typically last for several hours.
Can I take Rolaids Regular on an empty stomach?
Yes, Rolaids Regular can be taken on an empty stomach, but it is usually recommended to take it with food to improve absorption.
How often can I take Rolaids Regular?
Rolaids Regular can be taken as needed for heartburn relief, but no more than 7 tablets in 24 hours.
It's important to purchase Rolaids Regular from verified Canadian pharmacy.