Gastal - is an antacid which is used for gastritis and gastric ulcer.

Pharmacological group: antacid.

Active ingredients: hydrotalcite and magnesium hydroxide

Product form

The instructions to Gastalu indicated that the drug is released in the form of tablets Gastal 6 pcs. in a blister pack 1 to 4, 5, 8, or 10 blisters. 1 tablet contains 450 mg of hydrotalcite and 300 mg magnesium hydroxide.

Pharmacological action

Gastal reduces the high level of acidity of gastric juice into the normal range and eliminates indigestion.

The drug also inhibits the action of pepsin, bile enzymes (lecithin) and bile acids, promotes rapid healing of gastric ulcer and protects the mucosa from aggressive factors (stimulates mucus secretion and alkaline sodium hydrogencarbonate, epidermal growth factor, increases the concentration of the phospholipids, and others.).

Preparation action begins immediately after the administration and lasts for 2 hours. The drug is not absorbed inside, and excreted in the faeces.

Indications Gastal

According to the testimony of Gastalu, when it is taken:

  • gastritis with high acidity,
  • ulcers of the stomach and small intestine,
  • heartburn
  • erosions of the gastric mucosa,
  • reflux esophagitis,
  • diaphragmatic hernia,
  • acute pancreatitis,
  • in dyspepsia with long delay gastric emptying.

The indication for Gastalu is also prevention of peptic ulcer disease.

Instructions for use Gastal

 Gastal pills
 A tablet formulation should dissolve in the mouth.

Adults use 1-2 tablets up to 6 times a day. Do not take more than 8 tablets during the day. Gustav is recommended to postpone the application of 1 hour after a meal, or just before bedtime.

The maximum rate of admission is 14 days.

When heartburn remedy prescribed in normal doses, but Gustav application is unaffected by food.

From prevention to the tablet Gustav apply to seasonal exacerbations (spring and autumn).

For children, the drug is prescribed by 6 years for half of the adult dose, 2 years old can apply the full dose.

side effects

The instructions to Gastalu indicated that the drug can cause vomiting, changes in taste diarrhea or constipation, rarely - allergic reactions.


Gastal contraindicated:

- Chronic renal failure;

- Alzheimer's disease;

- With hypophosphatemia;

- Children up to 6 years;

- Hypersensitivity to one of the components of the formulation.

With care, you can use the drug in children younger than 12 years; Gastal during pregnancy and breastfeeding can be taken, but only under a doctor's care.

The negative consequences of receiving Gustav during pregnancy has not been investigated.


Chronic administration of high doses means possible overdose of aluminum and magnesium, may develop hypocalcemia, hypophosphatemia, hypercalciuria, osteoporosis, osteomalacia, gipermagniemiya, encephalopathy, giperalyuminiemiya, nephrocalcinosis and kidney damage. It is also possible constipation or diarrhea.

People with kidney failure can occur thirst, hypotension and lowering of reflexes. Treatment of overdose symptomatic Gustav.

Drug Interactions

Do not take Gastal sooner or later, as in 1-2 hours. The use of other drugs.

The drug enhances the effect of levodopa and nalidixic acid, reduces the absorption of tetracycline antibiotics, ofloxacin and tsiproflokatsina, salicylates, naproxen, izoniazyda, iron preparations, glycosides, indomethacin, phenytoin, chlorpromazine, beta-blockers, diflunisal, vitamins A, E, D, and anticoagulants barbiturates.

At the same time taking money from M-holinoblokatorami its effect is enhanced and continued.

storage conditions

Gastal stored in a dry place at a temperature not exceeding 25 ° C, up to 3 years.