Alginet Oral Suspension, Chewable Tablet

Potassium Bicarbonate & Sodium Alginate belongs to a group of medicines called ‘Reflux Suppressants’. Reflux is the process in which the acid juices in the stomach flow back up into the food pipe causing the pain and discomfort commonly known as heartburn. Potassium Bicarbonate & Sodium Alginate works by forming a protective layer that floats on the top of the stomach contents, preventing reflux and keeping the stomach contents away from the lining of the food pipe.

Uses

Treatment of symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux such as acid regurgitation, heartburn and indigestion (related to reflux), for example, following meals, or during pregnancy, or in patients with symptoms related to reflux oesophagitis.

Trade Name Alginet
Generic Sodium Alginate + Potassium Bicarbonate
Weight (500mg+100mg)/5ml, 500mg+100mg
Type Oral Suspension, Chewable Tablet
Therapeutic Class Antacids
Manufacturer Aristopharma Ltd
Available Country Bangladesh
Last Updated: June 23, 2021 at 11:25 am

Dosage

Alginet dosage

Daily 4 times, after meals & before bedtime.

Tablet-

  • Adult and child over 12 years: 1-2 tablets.
  • Child 6-12 years: 1 tablet.

Suspension-

  • Adult and child over 12 years: 5-10 ml.
  • Child 2-12 years: 2.5-5 ml.

This is not recommended for children under 2 years of age.

Side Effects

In addition to the desired effect of the drug, some side effects may appear such as: nausea, constipation, diarrhea or headache. In these cases consult a physician. In case too big dosage has been taken, there might appear a sensation of swelling. In this case it is advisable to consult a physician.

Precaution

Should be prescribed with caution in patients with renal impairment and congestive cardiac failure.

Interaction

If you are taking other medicines concomitantly, or have just completed another drug treatment, inform your physician in order to prevent hazards or inefficacy arising from drug interactions.

Pregnancy & Breastfeeding use

This can be given in pregnant and lactating women.

Contraindication

This medicinal product is contraindicated in patients with known or suspected hypersensitivity to the active substances or to any of the excipient.

Acute Overdose

Over dosage with this formulation is a rare case. In case of overdose please consult with a registered physician.

Storage Condition

Store in a cool place (in room temperature, below 30° C).