Almagell is a first antacid
. Antacids are used to treat acid-related disorders of the gastrointestinal tract by neutralizing the hydrochloric acid contained in the gastric juice
. Part of the Almagelum active ingredient - aluminum hydroxide - became the basis for the production of a number of antacids
. Aluminum hydroxide, coming into contact with hydrochloric acid, neutralize it by formation of aluminum chloride
. The composition also includes Almagelum magnesium hydroxide, which, in addition to neutralization of hydrochloric acid, eliminates the ability to induce constipation aluminum chloride
. Active use Almagelum in medical practice due to antacid, enveloping, gastroprotective and adsorbent properties of the drug
. Through D-sorbitol, which is a part Almagell, the drug is able to serve a laxative and enhance bile
Action Almagelum observed over a long period of time. The drug does not increase the second selection hydrochloric acid and does not cause flatulence as hydrochloric acid acidity regulation occurs uniformly without the formation of carbon dioxide bubbles. Application Almagelum provokes a dramatic shift gastric pH to the alkaline side, does not cause an increase in blood pH and does not disturb the water and electrolyte balance and does not contribute to stone formation in the urinary tract. The structure further includes Almagelum A benzocaine, which has a strong local anesthetic effect in pain.
Almagelum produced in the form of a gel, allowing the drug uniformly distributed throughout the mucous membrane of the stomach, thereby providing an improved and prolonged effect. Therapeutic effect starts after 3-5 minutes after receiving a single dose of the drug and lasts about 70 minutes.
This drug is recommended for use in the following diseases:
- Acute gastritis with high acidity;
- Gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer (exacerbation period);
- Enteritis, duodenitis;
- Foodborne diseases;
- Hiatal hernia in the diaphragm;
- Abdominal pain or discomfort when receiving excessive nicotine, coffee, alcohol and the reception of various drugs, dietary disorders.
In the case of the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs Almagelum advisable to use as a preventive measure.
Instructions for use Almagell
Taking this medication only inside the bottle before use must shake. According to the instructions for use, designate an adult Almagell 1-2 teaspoons, with little effect of a single dose increased to 3 teaspoons. The maximum daily dose should not exceed 16 teaspoons. Children under 10 years old is assigned 1/3 of the adult dose and from 10 to 15 years - half the adult dose. Take Almagell be 4 times a day 30 minutes before meals and at bedtime. The course of treatment with this drug lasts about 14 days.
Duration of Almagelum during pregnancy should not exceed three days.
Therapy should start with Almagelum And if the disease is accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and pain. After the disappearance of these symptoms should go to the application Almagell.
Clinical studies have shown that in some cases the application of Almagelum may experience side effects such as nausea, vomiting, change in taste, stomach pain and constipation. When high doses of the drug occurs drowsiness.
Prolonged high doses Almagelum while eating a poor phosphorus nutrition can trigger the development of phosphorus deficiency in the body, increasing absorption and excretion of calcium in the urine, the occurrence of osteomalacia.
According to the instructions for use, Almagel should not be administered in the following cases:
- when severe renal impairment;
- Alzheimer's disease;
- Children up to 10 years;
- in case of hypersensitivity to the drug;
- when hypophosphatemia;
- congenital fructose intolerance.
With careful preparation is assigned lactating women, patients with severe constipation, ulcerative colitis, chronic diarrhea, stomach pains of unknown origin.
The usefulness of Almagelum pregnancy determined by the attending physician.
Shelf life Almagell - 5 years. Store in a well-closed container in a cool (5 to 150 ° C - optimum storage temperature) and protected from light.
Almagel Neo is a type of Almagelum, one of the actions that aim to reduce the formation of gas in the intestines. Adsorption of intestinal gas and the absorption of the mucous membrane occurs due to simethicone, which is contained in Almagel Neo. This drug is recommended for diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, accompanied by flatulence.