Description medications: Almagel (Almagel)
One of the first (1960). Combined antacids, the main component of which is aluminum hydroxide (algedrat). Later there was a series of algeldratsoderzhaschih antacid drugs manufactured in different dosage forms.
Almagelum - gel (slurry) per 5 ml of which only 0.3 g of aluminum hydroxide and 0.1 g of magnesium oxide with the addition of D-sorbitol.
Viscous liquid white, sweet, slightly astringent taste.
Apply with gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer, acute and chronic gastritis, hyperacidity, reflux esophagitis, and other gastro-intestinal diseases, for which a reduction of acidity and proteolytic activity of gastric juice.
The action of the drug due to its antacid, adsorbing, enveloping and gastroprotective properties. The presence of D-sorbitol enhances bile secretion and laxative effect. A dosage form (gel) creates the conditions for a uniform distribution of the gastric mucosa and a sustained effect.
Almagel A contains further in every 5 ml of gel 0.1 g anestezina. Applied if the above diseases are accompanied by nausea, vomiting, pain.
Almagel and Almagel A Assign inside: adults usually 1-2 teaspoonfuls (metering) spoon 4 times a day (morning, afternoon and evening for 30 minutes before meals and at bedtime); Children up to 10 years - ⅓ dose adult, 10-15 years old - ½ the adult dose. To avoid dilution of the drug should not be consumed in the first half hour of the liquid after its reception. It is recommended after receiving Almagell lie several times (every 1-2 minutes) to roll from side to side (to improve its distribution in the gastric mucosa). Course of treatment 3-4 weeks.
Almagell is well tolerated. In some cases, possible constipation, passing by reducing the dosage. Large doses sometimes cause a state of mild drowsiness. With prolonged use of the drug should not take food rich in phosphorus.
Almagell is contraindicated in hypophosphatemia, renal failure, pregnancy.
Product: oral suspension in bottles of 170 and 200 ml.
Storage: Keep in a cool place; freezing is not allowed.
Before use, the vial contents are thoroughly mixed.