Algina

Algina

Manufacturer:

UNILAB, Inc

Distributor:

United Lab
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Per 10 mL Na alginate 500 mg (as dry 425 mg), Na bicarbonate 213 mg, Ca carbonate 325 mg
Indications/Uses
Symptomatic treatment of gastroesophageal reflux eg, acid regurgitation, heartburn & indigestion due to reflux of stomach contents.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adult & childn ≥12 yr 10-20 mL up to qid. Childn 6-11 yr 5-10 mL.
Administration
Should be taken with food: Take after meals & before bedtime.
Special Precautions
Hypersensitivity. Low Na diet; CHF, edema, or cirrhosis; hypercalcemia, nephrocalcinosis. Discontinue if symptoms worsen or do not improve after 7 days. Renal failure. Childn <6 yr.
Adverse Reactions
Na alginate: Anaphylactic reaction/shock; bronchospasm; bloating, flatulence; urticaria. Na bicarbonate: Hypokalemia, metabolic alkalosis; arrhythmia; apnea; bloating, flatulence; tiredness. Ca carbonate: Alkalosis, decreased appetite, hypercalcemia, metabolic alkalosis, milk-alkali syndrome; dizziness, headache; burping, constipation, flatulence, nausea, rebound hyperacidity, vomiting; weakness.
Drug Interactions
May decrease absorption of other minrals eg, Ca, Zn, manganese, chromium & Mg. May interfere w/ absorption of other medicines. Decreased absorption of tetracyclines; digoxin, indomethacin, Fe salts; antifungals (eg, ketoconazole, itraconazole); azithromycin, nitrofurantoin, rifampicin, phenytoin, chloroquine, phenothiazine antipsychotics (eg, chlorpromazine) & bisphosphonates (eg, alendronate, etidronate, risedronate). May decrease excretion of weakly basic drugs (eg, quinidine, chlorpromazine, propranolol, diazepam) & increase excretion of acidic drugs (eg, phenytoin, pentobarb, warfarin). Changes in urine pH, increased urinary excretion & decreased of blood conc of salicylates eg, aspirin. Formation of insoluble metal ion chelates w/ fluoroquinolones (eg, ciprofloxacin, norfloxacin & ofloxacin) & penicillamine (for RA). Na alginate: May decrease absorption of Ca, Zn, Mn, chromium, & Mg if used concomitantly. Na bicarbonate: Increased rate of naproxen absorption.
ATC Classification
A02BX - Other drugs for peptic ulcer and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) ; Used in the treatment of peptic ulcer and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
Presentation/Packing
Form
Algina oral susp
Packing/Price
10 mL x 100 × 1's
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