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Sodium Alginate BP & Potassium Bicarbonate BP
|500mg + 100mg
Sodium Alginate reacts with the acid in the stomach to form a gel. Potassium Bicarbonate also reacts with the acid in the stomach to form bubbles of carbon dioxide. These bubbles are trapped by the gel and they allow the gel to float like a raft on top of the stomach contents. This pH-neutral raft prevents acid in the stomach from flowing back into the esophagus. This relieves the symptoms of reflux such as heartburn. In case of reflux esophagitis, Gerdex not only relieves the symptoms, but also protects the inflamed esophagus from the acid and allows it to heal. After three to four hours later this raft broken down in the digestive system and excreted in the faeces.
Each 5 ml contains Sodium Alginate BP 500 mg & Potassium Bicarbonate BP 100 mg.
Indications And 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 esophagitis.
Dosage And Administration
Daily 4 times, after meals & before bedtime. Adult and child over 12 years: 5-10 ml. Child 2-12 years: 2.5-5 ml. Sodium Alginate and Potassium Bicarbonate is not recommended for children under 2 years of age.
In addition to the desired effect of the drug, some side effects may appear such as: nausea, constipation, diarrhea or headache.
Sodium Alginate and Potassium Bicarbonate should be prescribed with caution in patients with renal impairment and congestive cardiac failure.
Use In Pregnancy Lactation
Sodium Alginate and Potassium Bicarbonate can be given to pregnant and lactating women.
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.
Store in a cool place (in room temperature, below 30°C)
Sodium Alginate and Potassium Bicarbonate is contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity to these.
Each bottle contains 200 ml suspension.