Avlocid MS Suspension (480 mg+20 mg)/5 ml 1 Pc
Magaldrate + Simethicone
This is indicated to relieve symptoms of dyspepsia, heartburn, acid indigestion, sour stomach, gastroesophageal reflux and hiatal hernia. It is also prescribed in hyperacidity associated with peptic ulcers, gastritis and esophagitis. Magaldrate may be given to children if necessary. Also indicated for the relief of flatulence, abdominal distension and windy colic.
This is a combination of magaldrate and simethicone. Magaldrate (magnesium aluminium compound i.e. Hydroxymagnesium Aluminate), which neutralizes gastric acid extraordinarily quickly without raising the pH above 5-6. It also decreases the activity of pepsin in gastric secretion. Besides this, simethicone, the another component of Marlox Plus, enables the gas buble to coalesce and give relief from flatulence.
Dosage & Administration
Tablet: 1-4 chewable tablets, 20 to 60 minutes after meals and at bedtime, or as directed by the physician.
Suspension: 2-4 teaspoonfuls (10-20 ml) of suspension, 20 to 60 minutes after meals and at bed time, or as directed by the physician.
It should not be used in patients taking any form of Tetracycline. The drug may cause reduced bio-availability or slower absorption of a number of drugs including propranolol, isoniazid, prednisolone and naproxen.
Magaldrate is contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity to magnesium and aluminium. It is also contraindicated in patients with impaired renal functions.
Gastrointestinal side-effects are uncommon. Occasionally, if excessive amount is consumed, diarrhea, constipation or regurgitation may occur.
Pregnancy & Lactation
Magaldrate may be used in pregnancy if indicated however one should avoid excessive dosage. Magaldrate may pass into breast milk but has not been reported to cause problem in nursing babies.
Precautions & Warnings
Care should be taken in decreased kidney function, hypophosphataemia and weak people.
Over dosage with this formulation is a rare case.
Keep below 30°C temperature, away from light & moisture. Keep out of the reach of children.
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