Actal

Actal

Manufacturer:

A. Menarini

Distributor:

Zuellig Pharma
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Na polyhydroxyaluminum monocarbonate hexitol complex
Indications/Uses
Relief of stomach discomfort eg, indigestion, heartburn due to gastric hyperacidity & peptic ulcer.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Gastric hyperacidity, heartburn/indigestion 1-2 tab after each meal & at bedtime. Max: 4 tab in 24 hr for 2 wk. Peptic ulcer 2-4 tab after each meal & at bedtime. Max: 4 tab in 24 hr for 2 wk.
Administration
Should be taken on an empty stomach: Take 30 min-1 hr after meals. Suck & chew tab before swallowing.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity. Hypophosphataemia.
Special Precautions
Osteomalacia, adynamic bone, encephalopathy, dementia, microcytic hypochromic anaemia. May affect ability to drive or use machines. Chronic renal impairment. Pregnancy & lactation.
Adverse Reactions
Constipation, intestinal obstruction (large doses).
Drug Interactions
Reduced absorption of fosinopril, diflusinal, azithromycin, cefpodoxime, ciprofloxacin, INH, nitrofurantoin, norfloxacin, ofloxacin, pivampicillin, rifampicin, tetracyclines, gabapentin, phenytoin, itraconazole, ketoconazole, chloroquine, hydroxychloroquine, phenothiazines, biphosphonates, oral Fe, mycophenolate mofetil, penicillamine. Increased alkaline urine excretion of aspirin. Reduced alkaline urine excretion of quinidine. Reduced lithium plasma conc. Dipyridamole.
ATC Classification
A02AB01 - aluminium hydroxide ; Belongs to the class of aluminium-containing antacids.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Actal tab 360 mg
Packing/Price
12 × 10's;2 × 10's
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