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Gastrogel

Generic Name: Aluminium hydroxide; Magnesium hydroxide; Magnesium trisilicate; Simethicone
Product Name: Gastrogel

Indication

Gastrogel is an antacid medication used to relieve the symptoms such as:

  • Heartburn
  • Indigestion
  • Gastric upset
  • that are associated with having too much acid in the stomach.It can also be useful in the treatment of peptic ulcer disease, especially when this is associated with pain.

    Action

    Overall, Gastrogel is an antacid medication that helps to combat acid in the stomach. This provides relief of symptoms caused by too much acid, such as indigestion and reflux. Gastrogel can neutralise acid that is already present in the stomach, but it doesn’t stop production of acid. Each of the ingredients in Gastrogel has a role to make the medication more tolerable:

  • Aluminium provides some extra protection (from gastric acid) to the cells lining the stomach.
  • Magnesium salts help prevent constipation, which may be caused by the aluminium.
  • Simethicone helps to prevent flatulence.
  • Dose advice

    Gastrogel is designed for symptomatic relief, take only when needed.Tablets:

  • 1-2 tablets before meals or at bedtime, or as required.
  • should be sucked or chewed.
  • Liquid:

  • 10-20ml before meals or at bedtime, or as required.
  • Schedule

    Unscheduled

    Uncommon side effects

    Constipation or diarrhoea, but usually when Gastrogel is used at excessive doses.

     

    For further information talk to your doctor.

    Dates

    Posted On: 22 July, 2003
    Modified On: 30 January, 2014


    Created by: myVMC