Algicid Plus(Sodium alginate, Sodium bicarbonate and Calcium carbonate)
Therapeutic Group: Gastro Intestinal Disorders
Algicid Plus Presentation
Algicid Plus Suspension: Each 5 ml contains 250 mg sodium alginate, 133.5 mg sodium bicarbonate and 80 mg calcium carbonate
Algicid Plus Description
On ingestion the product reacts rapidly with gastric acid to form a raft of alginic acid gel having a near neutral pH and which floats on the stomach contents, quickly and effectively impeding gastrooesophageal reflux, for up to 4 hours. In severe cases the raft itself may be refluxed into the esophagus, in preference to the stomach contents, and exert a demulcent effect.
Algicid Plus Indications
Gastric reflux, heartburn, flatulence associated with gastric reflux, heartburn of pregnancy, all cases of epigastric and retrosternal distress where the underlying cause is gastric reflux
Dosage & Administration
For oral administration.
Adults and children over 12 years: 10-20ml after meals and at bedtime.
Elderly: No dosage modification is required in this age group.
Children 6 to 12 years: 5-10ml after meals and at bedtime.
Children under 6 years: Not recommended
If symptoms do not improve after seven days, the clinical situation should be reviewed. Each 10 ml dose has a sodium content of 141 mg (6.2 mmol). This should be taken
into account when a highly restricted salt diet is recommended e.g. in some cases of congestive cardiac failure and renal impairment. Each 10 ml dose contains 160 mg (1.6 mmol) of calcium carbonate. Care needs to be
taken in treating patients with hypercalcaemia, nephrocalcinosis and recurrent calcium containing renal calculi. Contains methyl parahydroxybenzoate (E218) and propyl parahydroxybenzoate (E216) which may cause allergic reactions.
Use in Pregnancy & Lactation
Clinical studies in more than 500 pregnant women as well as a large amount of data from post marketing experience indicate no malformative nor feto/ neonatal toxicity of the active substances. Algicid Plus can be used during pregnancy, if clinically needed.
No effects of the active substances have been shown in breastfed newborns/infants of treated mothers.
Algicid Plus can be used during breast-feeding.
A time-interval of 2 hours should be considered between Algicid Plus intake and the administration of other medicinal products, especially tetracyclines, digoxine,
fluoroquinolone, iron salt, ketoconazole, neuroleptics, thyroid hormones, penicillamine, beta-blockers (atenolol, metoprolol, propanolol), glucocorticoid, chloroquine and
biphosphonates and estramustine
Over dosage with this formulation is a rare case. In case of overdose please consult with a registered physician.
Do not store above 30 o C. Keep away from light and out of the reach of children
Algicid Plus suspension: Bottle containing 200 ml of suspension.
2.What is the use of sodium alginate sodium bicarbonate and calcium carbonate oral suspension?
3.Is calcium carbonate same as sodium bicarbonate?
4.What does sodium alginate do in Gaviscon?
5.What are the side effects of sodium alginate?
- taste impairment.
- stomach cramps.
6.What medications should not be taken with antacids?
7.What happens when you mix sodium carbonate and calcium carbonate?
8.What is the difference between calcium bicarbonate and calcium carbonate?
9.What is the difference between sodium carbonate and sodium bicarbonate?
10.Can I drink water after taking Gaviscon?
11.What is the side effect of Gaviscon?
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