Antacids

Antacids are basic compounds, which neutralize hydrochloric acid in the gastric secretions. They are used to prevent and relieve pain in the symptomatic management of gastro-intestinal disorders associated with gastric hyperacidity such as dyspepsia, gastro-oesphageal reflux disease, and peptic ulcer.

Aluminum Hydroxide/Magnesium Hydroxide:

Indications: symptomatic relief of indigestion, non-ulcer dyspepsia, epigastric pain in peptic ulcer disease (PUD) or heartburn in gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

Contraindications: Hypophosphataemia, renal impairment and bowel obstruction.

Dose and Administration: Suspension: 10-20ml 20-60 min after meals and at bed time or when required, Pediatric, below 12 years 5-15ml up to every 1 hour. Tab: chew 1-2 tablets 4 times per day as needed. Child under 12 years not recommended.

 

Aluminum Hydroxide/Magnesium Hydroxide & Simethicone

Indications: Relief heartburn, acid indigestion and sour stomach especially if those symptoms accompanied with gaseous distension. Relief hyperacidity associated with peptic ulcer. Relief symptoms of (GERD)

Contraindications: Hypophosphataemia, renal impairment and bowel obstruction.

Dose: 1-4 Tablets or 10ml of the suspension to be taken 4 times daily after meals and at bedtime.

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