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Instruction for AlmagelReed more and buy AlmagelComposition of AlmagelThe composition of Almagel includes 2 active components for INN: magnesium hydroxide and algal hydrate. 5 ml of the suspension contains 100 mg of magnesium hydr..
Instruction for Almagel
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Composition of Almagel
The composition of Almagel includes 2 active components for INN: magnesium hydroxide and algal hydrate. 5 ml of the suspension contains 100 mg of magnesium hydroxide and 300 mg of aluminum hydroxide.
Additional components: lemon oil, saccharinate dihydrate, methyl parahydroxybenzoate, hyethellosis, sorbitol, water, butyl parahydroxybenzoate, propyl parahydroxybenzoate, sodium saccharinate dihydrate.
Form of issue
White suspension, intended for ingestion. It has a specific lemon scent. When stored for a long time, a transparent layer of liquid forms on the surface. Homogeneity is restored by vigorous stirring of the solution.
Produced in vials of 170 and 200 ml. In a cardboard box there is a dosage spoon, a bottle and the instruction from the manufacturer. In bags the drug is not released.
The mechanism of action of the drug is aimed at neutralizing free hydrochloric acid in the stomach, which is achieved by reducing the digestive capacity of gastric juice.
The drug does not provoke the development of secondary hypersecretion. The drug has an enveloping effect and an adsorbing effect, protecting the walls of the stomach from the aggressive effects of traumatic factors.
Thanks Almagel, the pH of the gastric juice is reduced to the optimal figures. The active component hydroxide Al is able to suppress the activity of pepsin, neutralize HCl, by forming aluminum chloride, which in the lumen of the intestine under the action of an alkaline medium is converted to alkali aluminum salts.
Mg hydroxide enhances the neutralizing effect on hydrochloric acid, converting to magnesium chloride. This component helps prevent the development of constipation, which is caused by aluminum hydroxide. Sorbitol enhances bile excretion and is capable of causing a laxative effect.
The drug forms a protective film on the walls of the stomach, preventing the formation of carbon dioxide, which is the cause of a feeling of heaviness in the epigastrium, increased gas generation, secondary hypersecretion. The medication does not have mutagenic, embryotoxic and teratogenic effects.
Pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics
Active components are not able to be absorbed into the systemic circulation, t. form a protective film. Compliance with the dosing regimen and adherence to recommendations for the duration of therapy can avoid exposure to electrolyte balance, the development of alkalosis and other manifestations of metabolic disorders.
Long-term treatment does not lead to the formation of stones in the urinary system, it does not irritate the mucous membranes of the urinary tract. The therapeutic effect can be observed after 5 minutes. The duration of the drug - up to 70 minutes (depends on the intake of food, individual characteristics).
Indications for the use of Almagel
What is the preparation for?
Most often the drug is prescribed in gastroenterology to patients with diseases of the digestive system. With gastritis, the active ingredients contribute to the restoration of the stomach wall, protecting against aggressive effects of adverse factors (high acidity, spicy food, etc.).
The main indications for the use of Almagel
duodenitis (pathology of the duodenal inflammatory bowel);
ulcerative pathology of the digestive system;
disorders of intestines of a functional nature;
hernia of the esophageal opening in the diaphragm;
inaccuracies in the diet, the abuse of nicotine, coffee, alcohol;
With gastritis in the inactive phase, treatment with glucocorticosteroid drugs and drugs from the NSAID group may provoke an exacerbation of the disease. The purpose of Almagel for prevention avoids relapse.
diseases of the hepatic system;
Age-related contraindications - until reaching the age of one month.
The digestive tract:
violation of taste perception;
edema of the extremities (as a result of the pathology of the renal system);
Almagel, instructions for use (Method and dosage)
Instructions for the use of Almagel
A medication is taken half an hour before meals 3-4 times a day for 1-3 tablespoons. It is also recommended to take the medicine before bedtime. With ulcerative pathology of the digestive tract, the suspension is taken between the main meals. When the result is achieved, it is recommended to continue supporting therapy for 2-3 months, taking 1 spoon 3-4 times a day.
How to take the drug for children 10-15 years - from the calculation of ½ dose for adults, children under 10 years - 1/3 of the dose.
In a day, you can take no more than 16 spoons (the duration of treatment with this dosage is no more than 14 days). Vials with suspension should be shaken.
Tablets (Almagel T) are prescribed up to 6 times a day for 1-2 pieces. Negative symptoms stop after 30-60 minutes with medication on an empty stomach. Duration of treatment is 10-15 days.
It manifests complete or partial inhibition of the motility of the digestive tract. In such cases it is recommended to prescribe laxative medicines.
Drugs that lose their effectiveness while treating Almagel:
glycosides of digitalis;
salts of iron;
blockers of histamine receptors (H2);
Terms of Sale (recipe in Latin)
Allowed leave without a prescription.
Do not allow the suspension to freeze (affects efficiency). The optimum temperature regime for the storage of bottles is 5-15 degrees.
Types of Almagel
The manufacturer produces several forms of medication: Almagel NEO, Almagel and Almagel A. A significant difference between Almagel and Almagel A is that the latter additionally contains a component of benzocaine.
In Almagel NEO an additional component is simethicone. For convenience, all products of this line are available in packages of different colors: Almagel - green, Almagel A - yellow, Almagel NEO - orange.
In early childhood, the drug is not applied (up to 1 month). For children, dosage of the suspension is carried out individually, depending on the age, the main pathology (usually ½ or 1/3 of the dose for adults).
Almagel during pregnancy and lactation
It is not recommended to take Almagel during pregnancy for longer than 3 days. Drug components can penetrate into breast milk, it is required to stop breastfeeding.
Reviews about Almagel
At the forums devoted to gastroenterological diseases, the drug is discussed quite actively. In general, about the preparation Almagel reviews positive, the drug perfectly helps with heartburn. Many patients claim that the drug also helps with pancreatitis.