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Mucaine Gel Orange Syrup 200ml
Uses and Benefits

Uses and Benefits

Mucaine Gel Orange Syrup 200ml is an antacid used to treat upset stomach, heartburn, acid indigestion, and relieves pain associated with peptic ulcer, esophagitis, hiatus hernia, and anorexia. It treats hyperphosphatemia in patients with chronic and renal failure. Besides, it is also used as an osmotic laxative. However, the uses mentioned here are not exhaustive. There may be other conditions for which this medication may be used upon a doctor’s discretion.



The active ingredients of Mucaine Gel Orange Syrup 200ml are Aluminium Hydroxide 0.291mg, Magnesium Hydroxide 98mg, and Oxetacaine 10mg/5ml.

Mechanism of Action of Drugs

Mechanism of Action of Drugs

Aluminum Hydroxide helps to neutralize the excess HCL (hydrochloric acid) produced in the stomach and also inhibits pepsin activity. Therefore, reduces heartburn and upset stomach.

Magnesium Hydroxide helps in neutralizing gastric acidity. It also acts as a laxative (promotes bowel movement and loosens stool).

Oxetacaine arrests the gastric acid secretion by suppressing gastrin secretion.

Contraindications and Cautions

Contraindications and Caution

Patients with the following conditions are suggested to seek advice from their health care professionals before taking the Mucaine Gel Orange Syrup 200ml:

  • Hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients used in the Mucaine Gel Orange Syrup 200ml such as Aluminium Hydroxide, Magnesium Hydroxide, and Oxetacaine
  • GI obstruction
  • Caution:
  • Renal impairment
  • Volume depletion
Side Effects

Side and Adverse Effects

The following side effects may or may not occur during the usage of Mucaine Gel Orange Syrup 200ml. It is generally well tolerated when used in the prescribed dosage guidelines. More common ones are generally mild and may include:

  • Constipation
  • Hypophosphatemia
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Dehydration
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

Rare but more serious adverse effects may include:

  • Aluminum intoxication
  • Osteomalacia
  • Encephalopathy
  • Hypermagnesemia
How to Use

How to Use

Do not exceed the dose prescribed by the doctor.
Mucaine Gel Orange Syrup 200ml is meant for oral administration. Shake the bottle well before administration. Dosage can be administered with the cap that comes along with the container.

Avoid missing or forgetting a dose. If you do, take it as soon as you remember; but if it is almost time for your next dose, skip it and take it according to your normal schedule. Don’t consume two doses at the same time which may be dangerous to your health.

Take the Mucaine Gel Mint Syrup at the prescribed dose and time.


Avoid taking more than the prescribed dosage. In case of an accidental overdose, promptly seek medical advice. Depending on the dosage, symptoms may vary but you may experience one or more of the following signs or symptoms:

  • Phosphate depletion
  • Osteomalacia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Urinary calculi
Warnings and Precautions

Warnings and Precautions

Take the Mucaine Gel Orange Syrup 200ml only on the advice of a medical practitioner. Dosage adjustment or complete avoidance of the medication may be required in the following conditions:


Caution advised among people with renal problems. If you have any, consult your doctor before the consumption of this medicine.


Caution advised among people with hepatic problems. If you have any, consult your doctor before the consumption of this medicine.


Safety during pregnancy is unknown. Therefore, inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant during the treatment.


Safety during lactation has not yet established. Therefore, inform your doctor if you are a nursing mother.

Drug Interactions:

Caution always advised when used with other drugs. Therefore, inform your doctor if you start or stop using any medication during the treatment if any.

  • Keep the medicine out of sight and reach of children.
  • Store at room temperature away from heat and moisture.
  • Do not use the medicine beyond its expiry.
FDA Pregnancy Category

FDA Pregnancy Category

Category N: No information available.

Drug Composition information
What is Aluminium Hydroxide for:

It is used to lower high phosphate levels in certain kidney conditions. It is used to treat heartburn, upset stomach and indigestion.

How does Aluminium Hydroxide work:

It is an antacid that lowers stomach acid. Aluminum binds phosphate in the GI (gastrointestinal) tract and prevents absorption.

How should Aluminium Hydroxide be used:

Take 1 to 3 hours after meals as an antacid. Drink lots of non caffeine liquids unless told to drink less liquid by your doctor.

Common side effects of Aluminium Hydroxide :

Bad taste in your mouth. Hard stools (constipation).

What do I do if I miss a dose

Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. - If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. - Many times this drug is taken on an as needed basis.

What precautions should I take when taking Aluminium Hydroxide :

If you have an allergy to aluminum or any other part of this drug.

Are there any food restrictions

Avoid Alcohol

How do I store Aluminium Hydroxide :

Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children. - Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.

Pregnancy Category

Category N : Not yet classified.

Therapeutic Classification

Antacids, Antireflux Agents & Antiulcerants

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