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Alkaston B6 Syrup 200 ML

Alkaston B6 Syrup 200 ML


    • Rs. 125.00

    Uses :

    Potassium citrate Potassium citrate is widely used to treat the common bacterial infections, respiratory tract infections, and urinary tract infections. Potassium is also prescribed during the myeloablative therapy followed by bone marrow transplantation. Magnesium citrate Magnesium citrate is a laxative agent which is used in the treatment of constipation. It acts as an antacid and is used for indigestion problems, heartburn, and sour stomach. Pyridoxine Pyridoxine is used for the prevention and treatment of vitamin B6 deficiency disorders. It is used to treat sideroblastic anemia. It is used to reduce homocysteine levels in the body and reduces the risk of heart diseases. It is used to treat premenstrual syndrome and morning sickness in women. It also used to prevent seizures, convulsions in the epileptic patients.

    Mode of drug action

    Potassium citrate Potassium citrate acts by blocking the nerves that carry the pain impulses to the brain. Thus, it offers protection to the teeth. Magnesium citrate Magnesium citrate acts by increasing the water content in the intestine which helps in inducing defecation. Being basic in nature, this medicine also decreases the effect of stomach acid by neutralizing it. Pyridoxine Pyridoxine is also known as vitamin B6. It consists of pyridoxine, pyridoxal, pyridoxamine, and their phosphorylated derivatives. These compounds are closely related and are collectively called as vitamin B6. Vitamin B6 acts as a coenzyme in various biochemical reactions such as metabolism of amino acids, glycogen, and synthesis of nucleic acids, hemoglobin, sphingomyelin, and sphingolipids. It also takes part in the synthesis of neurotransmitters such as serotonin, dopamine, norepinephrine and gamma-aminobutyric acid.

    What are the common side effects?

    Potassium citrate The common side effects associated with potassium citrate are increased transaminase level in the blood, maculopapular rash, urticaria, diarrhea, and fever. Magnesium citrate The common side effects of Magnesium citrate include drowsiness and flushing (redness, warmth, or tingling sensation). Pyridoxine Some common side effects reported by the users are nausea, stomach pain, loss of appetite, headache, drowsiness, numbness and tingling sensation in the limbs, numbness around the mouth, lethargy, tiredness, impaired balance, loss or reduces sensation to touch, temperature, and vision.


    Pregnancy: Safe under medical guidance Breast feeding: Safe under medical guidance Kidney dysfunction: Caution required Liver dysfunction: Caution required

    Special precautions for safe use

    • Patients allergic to Alkaston B6 or any of its ingredients should not take the drug.

    • Avoid consuming alcohol as it may worsen Alkaston B6 side effects.

    • Inform the doctor about the previous medical history and the present medications taken. Administer Alkaston B6 dosage as per the doctor’s prescription.

    • Do not take Alkaston B6 syrup incase of severe bacterial infection.

    • Inform the doctor in case of breathing problems, high blood pressure, swollen ankles or irregular heart beat after taking Alkaston B6 medication.

    What else should I know?

    1. I am diabetic can I take Potassium citrate? No, diabetic patients should not take Potassium citrate tablets.

    2. I have a history of esophageal infection. Is it safe to take Potassium citrate? No, patients with esophageal infections are not supposed to take Potassium citrate.

    3. How to take Potassium citrate? Patients should not crush, chew, break, or suck the tablets. Because breaking or crushing may cause high dose of the drug to enter the body.

    4. I experience irritation in throat while taking Potassium citrate. Should I stop taking the medication? Throat and mouth irritation is a common side effect of Potassium citrate. Report it to the doctor if the condition may not subside in 3 days.

    5. What if I overdose? You may have symptoms such as muscle weakness, limp feeling, heaviness in arms and legs. Seek medical help immediately. Magnesium citrate

    1. How long can I use oral Magnesium citrate? Magnesium citrate should not be used for more than 7 days without a doctor’s advice.

    2. How to take Magnesium citrate? Shake the oral suspension well before use.

    3. What happens with an overdose of Magnesium citrate? An overdose of Magnesium citrate produces symptoms such as severe diarrhea, weakness, reduced or no urination, irregular or slow heartbeat. Seek immediate medical attention.

    4. What is the dose of Magnesium citrate for constipation in adults? The usual dose for constipation in adults is 30-60mL of oral liquid either in divided doses or once daily.

    5. What happens if Magnesium citrate is taken by the bedridden elderly patient? Magnesium citrate should not be taken by the bedridden elderly patients because of the risk of aspiration. Vitamin B6

    1. Does vitamin B6 help to treat carpal tunnel syndrome? Yes, vitamin B6 helps to treat carpal tunnel syndrome. Consult your physician for safe use.

    2. What is the daily requirement of vitamin B6 to prevent deficiency disease? A daily intake of

    2.2 mg will help to prevent deficiency diseases. Pregnant women need

    2.6 mg and lactating women need

    2.5 mg of pyridoxine daily.

    3. What are the dietary sources of vitamin B6? Fish, liver, and citrus fruits are some of the dietary sources of vitamin B


    4. Can I take any other medications along with vitamin B6 supplements? You must discuss with your doctor before taking any other medications.

    5. How should I take vitamin B6 supplements? You should take vitamin B6 supplements every day after meals. Follow the instructions given by your physician or the manufacturer for safe use.

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