Amalset Syrup 170 Ml
Magaldrate is used to treat symptoms of gastrointestinal reflux, acidity, and stomach and intestinal ulcers. Simethicone provides relief from symptoms due to excess gas in the stomach and intestines causing hiccups, bloating, painful pressure, and fullness. Simethicone can be used both in adults as well as in children to relieve the symptoms.
How does the drug work?
Magaldrate is an antacid. It neutralizes stomach acids and increases the pH of the stomach, and thus controls excess acid production in the stomach and intestine. Simethicone belongs to a group of medications known as surface active agents. Simethicone drug is an antifoaming agent it acts on the inner lining of the intestine and allows the gas bubbles to come together more easily thereby releasing the trapped wind.
What are the common side effect?
The common magaldrate side effects are cough, dark urine, belching, constipation, flatulence, dry mouth, light-colored stools, fever, chills, painful and difficult urination, yellowness of skin, and back pain. The side effects of simethicone are rare but in some cases, it may cause allergic reactions.
• Avoid taking Amalset medicine with acidic foods, sugars, fish, meats, dairy products, and sweetened beverages.
• Avoid consuming alcohol when on Amalset, as it caUSES excessive calmness and drowsiness.
• Women who are pregnant, planning to pregnant, or breastfeeding, should avoid Amalset drug as it caUSES complications in the fetus or newborn.
• Avoid performing heavy tasks that need alertness such as driving and handling of machines, until the side effects of Amalset subside.
• Take vitamin D and calcium supplements along with Amalset medicine to prevent risks of muscle stiffness and fractures.
• Individuals suffering from vitamin B12 deficiency should not take Amalset drug.
1. Does magaldrate caUSES weight gain? Yes, magaldrate may cause weight gain.
2. I am on antiviral drugs. Can I take magaldrate? No, do not take magaldrate along with antiviral drugs.
3. I have a family history of osteoporosis. Can I take magaldrate medication? No, patients having a family history of osteoporosis should not take magaldrate drug.
4. Can I take magaldrate along with diuretics? No, concomitant use of magaldrate with diuretics are not recommended.
5. Can I take antacids along with magaldrate? Yes, you can take antacids along with magaldrate tablets if suggested by the doctor. Simethicone
1. Is simethicone an antacid? No. Simethicone is not an antacid, it a surface active agent.
2. Is simethicone safe in children? Yes. Simethicone is relatively safe when used in prescribed doses.
3. Does simethicone tablets have any serious side effects? No. Simethicone tablets do not have any known serious side-effects. Few people may experience allergic reactions.
4. Is it safe to use simethicone during pregnancy? Yes, it is relatively safe to use simethicone during pregnancy. However, consult your doctor before taking any medicine during pregnancy.
5. Is simethicone effective against acid reflux? Simethicone, when combined with an antacid, is effective in controlling acid reflux.