What is a Patient Information Leaflet and why is it useful?

The Patient Information Leaflet (PIL) is the leaflet included in the pack with a medicine. It is written for patients and gives information about taking or using a medicine. It is possible that the leaflet in your medicine pack may differ from this version because it may have been updated since your medicine was packaged.

Below is a text only representation of the Patient Information Leaflet. The original leaflet can be viewed using the link above.

The text only version may be available in large print, Braille or audio CD. For further information call emc accessibility on 0800 198 5000. The product code(s) for this leaflet is: PL 00014/0287.

Boots Wind Relief Tablets


Boots Wind Relief Tablets

Aluminium Hydroxide, Magnesium Hydroxide, Simeticone


  • Fast effective relief
  • For the pain and discomfort of trapped wind, bloating, fullness after food and indigestion


Read all of this carton for full instructions.

What this medicine is for

This medicine contains a wind reliever and antacids, which can be used to relieve bloating and the pain of trapped wind.

It can also be used to relieve the symptoms of indigestion, heartburn and excess acid.

Before you take this medicine

Do not take:

  • If you are allergic to any of the ingredients
  • If you have low levels of phosphate in your blood
  • If you have an intolerance to some sugars, unless your doctor tells you to (this medicine contains sorbitol and sucrose)
  • If are pregnant or breastfeeding, unless your doctor tells you to

Talk to your pharmacist or doctor:

  • If you have kidney problems
  • If you take other medicines – tetracycline antibiotics, chloroquine (to prevent malaria), quinolone antibiotics (e.g. ciprofloxacin), penicillamine (for rheumatoid arthritis), phenothiazines (e.g. chlorpromazine for mental problems)

How to take this medicine

Check the foil is not broken before use. If it is, do not take that tablet.

Adults and children of 12 years and over: Take one or two tablets after meals, at bedtime, or when you need to.

Children of 5 to 11 years: Take one tablet after meals, at bedtime, or when you need to.

Suck or chew the tablets.

Do not give to children under 5 years.

If symptoms do not go away within 5 days talk to your doctor.

If you take too many tablets: You may feel sick or be sick. Talk to a pharmacist or doctor if this happens.

Possible side effects

Most people will not have problems, but some may get some of these:

  • Occasionally diarrhoea or constipation

Reporting of side effects

If you get any of the side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.

How to store this medicine

Keep all medicines out of the sight and reach of children.

Use by the date on the end flap of the carton.

Active ingredients

Each tablet contains Dried Aluminium Hydroxide Gel (calculated as Aluminium Oxide) 170 mg, Magnesium Hydroxide 164 mg, Simeticone 25 mg.

Also contains: sucrose, sorbitol (E420), maize starch, povidone, microcrystalline cellulose, magnesium stearate, peppermint oil.

PL 00014/0287

Text prepared 05/18

Manufactured for the Marketing Authorisation holder

The Boots Company PLC


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Attiki 15349

If you need more advice ask your pharmacist.