Antagit Ds 400/400/50 Mg Gel 170 Ml
Aluminium hydroxide: Aluminium hydroxide is an antacid which is used for the treatment of stomach ulcers and gastroesophageal reflux disorder (a condition in which excess stomach acid comes into the oesophagus) and their associated symptoms. It is also prescribed for kidney disease patients to reduce the phosphate levels. Magnesium: Magnesium is an essential mineral and is used for the treatment and prevention of magnesium deficiency diseases. It is prescribed for the patients with low serum magnesium levels. Magnesium acts as a laxative and enhances bowel movements so, it is used for the treatment of constipation. Magnesium is used in the antacids to reduce the symptoms of heartburn. Magnesium is used for reducing high-blood pressure during pregnancy and to reduce the risk of seizures. It is used for the treatment of eclampsia. It is prescribed to treat magnesium deficiency in the patients with liver disorders, diabetes, heart failure, vomiting or diarrhea, and kidney dysfunction Simethicone: Simethicone uses include providing relief from symptoms due to excess gas in the stomach and intestines causing hiccups, bloating, painful pressure, and fullness. It can be used both in adults as well as in children to relieve the symptoms.
How does the drug work ?
Aluminium hydroxide: Aluminium hydroxide is a basic compound which causes the neutralization of the stomach acid by combining with it. Thus, it reduces the amount of acid available in the stomach. Magnesium: Magnesium acts as a cofactor in various enzymatic reactions. It is essential for proper functioning of immune system. It plays a role in insulin secretion and helps to maintain normal blood glucose levels. It prevents vasoconstriction and reduces high blood pressure. It plays a role in the metabolism of calcium and parathyroid hormone. It helps to improve bone mineral density and prevents osteoporosis. Simethicone: 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 effects ?Aluminium hydroxide: The common side effects of aluminium hydroxide are constipation, obstruction in the bowel, and loss of hunger. Magnesium: The common side effects of magnesium are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and stomach upset. Simethicone: The side effects of simethicone are rare but in some cases, it may cause allergic reactions.
Important Information for Safe Use:
• Avoid using Antagid Ds medicine if allergic to any of the ingredients in it.
• Maintain 2 hrs gap in between Antagid Ds and other medicines.
• Stop using Antagid Ds medicine and immediately consult the doctor if symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease or appendicitis are developed.
• Do not consume soft drinks and spicy foods when using Antagid Ds medicine.
• Keep Antagid Ds medicine away from children.
1. How can I avoid constipation with aluminium hydroxide? You may take measures such as drinking excess water, taking fibrous foods or combining the aluminium hydroxide antacid with magnesium hydroxide containing antacids.
2. Can I take aluminium hydroxide and other drugs together? You should give a gap of at least 1 to 2 hours between the two drugs to avoid interference with the absorption.
3. How long can I take aluminium hydroxide tablets? You can take the aluminium hydroxide tablets for 2 weeks and not beyond that unless prescribed by your doctor.
4. Can I use aluminium hydroxide tablets to get relief from heartburn? Yes. Aluminium hydroxide is effective in relieving heartburn associated with excess stomach acid production.
5. What if I miss a dose of aluminium hydroxide tablets? Take the missed dose soon as you remember unless it is too late, in which case you should skip the missed dose and continue with the next dose. Do not double the dose by taking two tablets at once. Magnesium:
1. How should I store magnesium supplements? Magnesium supplements should be stores at room temperature (25oC) away from direct sunlight and moisture.
2. Is magnesium safe for pregnant and lactating females? Yes. Magnesium is safe for pregnant and lactating females. However, consult your physician before taking the medication.
3. Can I take any other medications along with magnesium supplements? You must discuss with your doctor before taking any other medications.
4. What are the dietary sources of magnesium? High levels of magnesium can be found in fruits such as banana, dried apricots, nuts, peas, beans, soy products, whole grain and milk.
5. Does magnesium helps to lower blood glucose levels? Yes, magnesium regulates insulin production and helps to lower blood glucose levels. Simethicone:
1. Is simethicone an antacid? No. Simethicone is not an antacid, it a surface active agent.
2. Is simethicone safe for children? Yes. Simethicone is safe when used in prescribed doses.
3. Do 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 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.