Sodium Alginate + Potassium Bicarbonate
This preparation is indicated in the treatment of symptoms of gastro-oesophageal reflux, such as acid regurgitation, heartburn and indigestion (related to reflux), for example, following meals or during pregnancy or in patients with symptoms related to reflux esophagitis.
This preparation works by forming a raft (thick layer) on top of the stomach contents soon after it has made contact with the stomach acid. The raft acts as a strong physical barrier and helps keep all the components of the stomach contents in the stomach where they work, not letting them seep back up into the esophagus where they hurt.
Dosage & Administration
Daily 4 times, after meals & before bedtime.
- Adult and child over 12 years: 1-2 tablets.
- Child 6-12 years: 1 tablet.
- Adult and child over 12 years: 5-10 ml.
- Child 2-12 years: 2.5-5 ml.
This preparation is not recommended for children under 2 years of age.
If you are taking other medicines concomitantly, or have just completed another drug treatment, inform your physician in order to prevent hazards or inefficacy arising from drug interactions.
Sodium alginate and potassium bicarbonate is contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity to these.
In addition to the desired effect of the drug, some side effects may appear such as: nausea, constipation, diarrhea or headache. In these cases consult a physician In case too big dosage has been taken, there might appear a sensation of swelling. In this case it is advisable to consult a physician.
Pregnancy & Lactation
This preparation can be given in pregnant and lactating women.
Precautions & Warnings
This preparation should be prescribed with caution in patients with renal impairment and congestive cardiac failure.
Overdosage with this formulation is a rare case. In case of overdose please consult with a registered physician.
Keep below 30°C temperature, away from light & moisture. Keep out of the reach of children.
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