Alginic acid - oral


Patient Medicine Information
Why do I need this medicine?
Alginic acid is combined with other medicines to help relieve the symptoms of reflux disease (also known as "heartburn", in which food or acid from your stomach backs up into your mouth, leaving a sour or bitter taste).

Alginic acid works by forming a protective coating in the stomach to stop acid from escaping upwards thus soothing the burning pain in your chest.
How do I take this medicine?
Take Alginic acid exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.

Take it with food or immediately after a meal. Chew the tablet completely before swallowing. Do not swallow it whole. Try to take it at the same time each day.
What should I do if I have forgotten to take this medicine?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your normal dosing schedule.

DO NOT double a dose under any circumstances.
When should I not use this medicine?
Alert your doctor if you have bowel obstruction as Alginic acid may not be suitable for you.
What should I take note of while taking this medicine?
Inform your doctor if you have the following conditions:
  • swelling of the ankles, feet or hand
  • kidney disease
Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Be sure to check with your doctor or pharmacist before giving Alginic acid to a child. Children may be more sensitive to the side effects.

This medicine is not recommended to be taken for a long time.
What side effects could I experience?
Alginic acid may cause any of the following side effects: nausea, constipation, bloating, stomach discomfort, diarrhoea, and hiccups.

Inform your doctor if any of these side effects do not go away or are severe, or if you experience other side effects.
Can I take this with other medicines?
Always notify your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics such as traditional Chinese medicines, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.
What special dietary instructions should I follow?
Avoid alcohol.
How should I store this medicine?
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.

Protect from moisture and direct sunlight.

Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
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