It was past 11pm when she started wriggling in pain – the kind of pain that stitches and stretches the stomach lining, the ulcers pain. Bad news, at 11pm there are no open pharmacies, at least not where she lives – where majority live. “Even if the pharmacies were opened” she explained, “I wouldn’t find much help. Effective medication against ulcers are not available over the counter”. Luckily, there was a 24 hour health clinic where she could get a relief, but she had to part with an extra shs 300 for consultations before getting the maalox lemon stick prescription.
Effective reliable relief for ulcers, heartburn, hyperacidity and indigestion shouldn’t be made difficult for the millions who suffer from them. Neither should the fast acting medication that soothes the pain away be costly, and that’s why Sanofi, a global healthcare leader that discovers, develops and distributes therapeutic solutions, has repackaged their maalox lemon stick into smaller packages and made them available in all major pharmacies across the country.
Maalox lemon stick for over the counter purchase was unveiled last week in Nairobi. Speaking during the launch, Sanofi’s Consumer Health Care Business Unit Head for Eastern Southern Africa, Kenneth Bide said “There are many people with hyperacidity and acid indigestion due to consumption of spicy foods, various medications or a stressed lifestyle. Maalox Lemon stick is the solution as you can carry it in your pocket, wallet or bag.”
With Maalox lemon stick now available over the counter, those affected with hyperacidity, indigestion, dyspepsia, gastritis, oesophageal reflux and peptic ulceration can always have their tablets with them at all times, and when the stitching stretching pain strikes, a quick intake of the maalox lemon stick will quickly and effectively soothe away the pain.
Actually, at one point or another, almost everyone suffers from one of the mentioned conditions, with hyperacidity being the most common. This then means that you need to walk to your nearest pharmacy and get your dosage of the maalox lemon stick in readiness for when the pain will strike.