Gel-Malicid

Gel-Malicid

aluminium hydroxide + magnesium hydroxide

Manufacturer:

Am-Europharma

Distributor:

EuroCare
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Al hydroxide 200 mg, Mg hydroxide 100 mg
Indications/Uses
Symptomatic relief of hyperacidity associated w/ peptic ulcer, gastritis, esophagitis & dyspepsia. Adjunct to H2-blockers or proton-pump inhibitors for the rapid relief of ulcer symptoms.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Administration
Should be taken on an empty stomach: Take 1 hr after each meal & at bedtime.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity. Kidney disease, intestinal obstruction, appendicitis, fecal impaction, gastric outlet obstruction, constipation, phosphate depletion, osteomalacia.
Special Precautions
Advanced kidney disease. Al hydroxide: Patients w/ porphyria undergoing hemodialysis.
Adverse Reactions
High Al & Mg blood levels in patients w/ kidney impairment.
Drug Interactions
Decreased absorption of Fe & Fe salts, ketoconazole, tetracyclines, ACE inhibitors, digoxin, indomethacin, chlordiazepoxide & biphosphonates (eg, alendronate, etidronate, risedronate). Reduced absorption of tetracycline. Decreased blood conc of salicylates. May decrease excretion of weakly basic drugs & increase excretion of weakly acidic drugs.
MIMS Class
Antacids, Antireflux Agents & Antiulcerants
ATC Classification
A02AD01 - ordinary salt combinations ; Belongs to the class of combinations and complexes of aluminium, calcium and magnesium-containing antacids.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Gel-Malicid tab
Packing/Price
100's
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