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Alu Tab

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Generic Name: Aluminium hydroxide
Product Name: Alu Tab

Indication

Alu Tab is used for the relief of symptoms of peptic ulcer disease and the condition of having too much acid in the stomach. It can also have a role in patients who have kidney disease.

Action

Alu Tab is an antacid, so it neutralises the acid found in the stomach to relieve the symptoms of peptic ulcer disease. The aluminium component also forms compounds with phosphate in the large bowel which helps the body excrete excess phosphate (which may be needed in kidney disease)

Dose advice

  • Tablets are 600mg each.
  • Recommended dose is 1-2 tablets 4 times a day.
  • Schedule

    Unscheduled

    Common side effects

    Constipation: If this occurs, cease the medication and see your doctor.

    Uncommon side effects

    Muscle weakness, tiredness and anorexia: If these occur cease the medication and see your doctor immediately.

    For further information talk to your doctor.

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Dates

Posted On: 22 July, 2003
Modified On: 1 January, 1970


Created by: myVMC