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Alugastrin (aluminum (dihydroxyaluminum sodium carbonate)) - suspension

The name of the preparation Character; dose; package Manufacturer Price 100% Price after refund In which pharmacy?
Alugastrin suspension; 68 mg / ml (1.02 g / 15 ml); 250 ml Bio-Profile Poland 15.49 Check

Note: reimbursed drug prices are in line with the regulations in force from July 1, 2018.

The preparation contains the substance:aluminum (dihydroxy aluminum-sodium carbonate)

The drug is available without a prescription

What is Alugastrin?

Antacids.

What does Alugastrin contain and how does it work?

The active substance of the preparation is aluminum carbonate (dihydroxyaluminium sodium carbonate). This substance reacts with hydrochloric acid contained in gastric juice which results in the neutralization of gastric acid reaction (increases the pH of gastric juice). This limits the damaging effects of gastric juice on the mucosa of the esophagus, stomach and duodenum.

When should I use Alugastrin?

The preparation is indicated for the treatment of the following conditions:
• hyperacidity of gastric juice
• damage to the gastric and duodenal mucosa caused, for example, by non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
• peptic ulcer of the stomach or duodenum.

When not to use this preparation?

Unfortunately, even if there are indications to use the preparation, it can not always be used. You can not use the preparation if you are allergic (you are hypersensitive) to any of the ingredients. You can not use the product if you have severe kidney failure.

When should you take special care with Alugastrin?

Certain diseases and other circumstances may constitute a contraindication to use or indication to change the dosage of the preparation. In some situations it may be necessary to carry out specific check-ups. Therefore, before using the preparation you should consult a doctor if you suspect or have been diagnosed with kidney problems or intolerance to certain sugars. Special care should be taken in people:
• with kidney failure and with tendency to constipation
• in children under 6 years of age (especially dehydrated or with renal insufficiency); in children under the age of 6, the preparation may be used only after the doctor has recognized the cause of the ailment.
If symptoms persist for more than 14 days in adults or 7 days in children, a doctor should be consulted. Prolonged intake of high doses of the preparation may lead to hypophosphatemia (decreased concentration of phosphates). Do not use in long-term or high doses.
Additional information about the other ingredients of the preparation:
- depending on the form of the preparation, one tablet or 5 ml suspension contains approx. 60 mg of sodium, which should be taken into account in patients with impaired renal function or low sodium diet
- the suspension preparation contains methyl parahydroxybenzoate and propyl parahydroxybenzoate and therefore may cause allergic reactions (exceptionally bronchospasm)
- the preparation (suspension) contains sorbitol; people with inherited disorders associated with fructose intolerance should not use the preparation.

Does this preparation affect the ability to drive vehicles?
The preparation does not affect the ability to drive and use machines / machines.

Dosage of Alugastrin

The preparation is in the form of tablets or suspensions. It is intended for oral use. The tablets should be chewed / sucked. The suspension should be shaken before use.The drug should be taken after a meal or between meals. Do not exceed the recommended doses because it will not increase the effectiveness of the drug and may harm your health and life. If you have any doubts regarding the use of the preparation, consult a physician.
Adults and children after the age of 6: 1-2 tablets or 15 ml (1 tablespoon) of the suspension 1 hour after meals and at bedtime or in the case of ailments.

Can I use Alugastrin during pregnancy and breastfeeding?

During pregnancy, do not use any medicine without consulting your doctor!
It is very important that before using any medicine during pregnancy or breastfeeding, consult a physician and explain beyond any doubt the potential risks and benefits associated with the use of the drug. If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, please inform the doctor prescribing the prescription for this medicine.

Can I use other preparations in parallel?

Tell your doctor about all medicines you have recently taken, including those that are over the counter
The preparation reduces the absorption of Tetracycline antibiotics (eg Doxycycline ) or fluoroquinolones (eg Ciprofloxacin , Norfloxacin ), non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, iron preparations, oral anticoagulants, histamine H2 receptor antagonists (drugs that reduce gastric acid secretion), phenytoin, cardiac glycosides, ketoconazole, salicylates, sucralfate. The interval recommended by the doctor should be maintained between the administration of the preparation and other oral medications.

What side effects can occur?

Like all medicines, also Alugastrin can cause side effects, although they will not occur in all patients who use this medicine. Remember that the expected benefits of using the drug are usually greater than the damage resulting from the occurrence of side effects.
The following may occur: constipation and diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, bright stools. constipation and excessive loss of phosphorus, loss of appetite and weakness, especially if the preparation is administered in too high doses or for a longer time; nausea, vomiting, chalky aftertaste, stomach cramps, whitish stool. In the case of long-term use (or high doses) of the preparation, symptoms of ensuing loss of phosphorus may include: encephalopathy (brain dysfunction), bone pain and osteomalacia (osteomalacia), swelling of the wrists or ankles. The preparation may affect the acid-base balance.

Other preparations on the Polish market containing aluminum (dihydroxyaluminum sodium carbonate)

Alugastrin (chewable tablets)
Alugastrin Na Zgaga (suspension)
Alugastrin Na Zgaga (tablets to chewing and chewing)