Algicid(Sodium Alginate & Potassium Bicarbonate)

Therapeutic Group: Gastro Intestinal Disorders

Presentation

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.

Description

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.

Indications

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.
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.
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.

Precautions

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.