Algicid(Sodium Alginate & Potassium Bicarbonate)

Therapeutic Group: Gastro Intestinal Disorders


Algicid Tablet: Each tablet contains Sodium Alginate BP 500mg & Potassium Bicarbonate BP 100mg.

Algicid Suspension: Each 5 ml contains Sodium Alginate BP 500mg & Potassium Bicarbonate BP 100 mg.


Algicid works by forming a raft (thick layer) on top of the stomach contents soon after it has made contact with the stomach acid. The raft acts as a strong physical barrier and helps keep all the components of the stomach contents in the stomach where they work, not letting them seep back up into the esophagus where they hurt.


Treatment of symptoms of gastro-oesophageal 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 & Administration

Daily 4 times, after meals & before bedtime.
Adult and child over 12 years: 1-2 tablets.
Child 6-12 years: 1 tablet.
Adult and child over 12 years: 5-10 ml.
Child 2-12 years: 2.5-5 ml.
Algicid 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.


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

Use in Pregnancy & Lactation

Algicid can be given in pregnant and lactating women.

Drug 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.

Over Dose

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


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

Commercial Pack

Algicid tablet: Each box contains 10 blisters of 10 tablets.
Algicid suspension: Bottle containing 200 ml of suspension.