Almagel Neo instruction manual
- Almagel Neo instruction manual
- Structure of the preparation
- Pharmacological properties of the drug
- Indications for use of the drug
- Contraindications to the use of the drug
- Use of the drug during pregnancy and lactation
- Side effects
- Dosing and Administration
- Use of the drug in pediatric practice
- special instructions
- Interaction with other medicinal products
- Conditions of storage, leave
- Analogues of Almagel Neo
- Prices for Almagel Neo in bags and vial
Almagel Neo suspension belongs to the group of antacid preparations and is a drug that helps reduce the aggressive action of hydrochloric acid on the mucous membranes of the esophagus, stomach and duodenum.
The drug is available in the form of a homogeneous milk-white suspension for ingestion with the taste of orange or mint.
Structure of the preparation
The main active substance of the drug Almagel Neo is an aluminum hydroxide gel. The preparation also contains magnesium hydroxide and simethicone - a substance that helps to reduce increased gassing in the intestine.
Pharmacological properties of the drug
Suspension Almagel Neo is a combined remedy, whose action is aimed at reducing acidity in the stomach, protecting the mucous membranes of the digestive tract due to the enveloping effect, reducing the process of gassing in the intestine.
Due to the composition of the suspension of magnesium, the drug has a weakly laxative effect and improves the purifying capacity of the intestine. Included in the preparation Simethicone binds gas bubbles in the intestine, relieves spasms due to flatulence, eliminates heartburn and belching.
Indications for use of the drug
Suspension Almagel Neo is designed to treat and prevent patients in such conditions:
- Acute forms of gastritis;
- Inflammatory diseases of the gastric mucosa of the chronic course with increased or normal secretion of hydrochloric acid - is prescribed during the exacerbation of pathology;
- Acute inflammatory process of the bulb of the duodenum, accompanied by severe pain in the epigastric region, heartburn, nausea, eructation, vomiting;
- Peptic ulcer of the stomach and duodenum;
- Discomfort in the esophagus and stomach resulting from excessive consumption of alcoholic beverages, sour marinades, spicy and spicy dishes, caffeinated beverages;
- Inflammation and flatulence;
- Excessive secretion of hydrochloric acid.
Contraindications to the use of the drug
Almagel Neo in the form of a suspension can not be administered to patients in the presence of such conditions:
- Hypersensitivity to the components of the drug, which previously had allergic reactions or pronounced side effects;
- Children up to 12 years;
- Gastritis with low acidity;
- Alzheimer's disease;
- Disorders of the liver or kidney;
- Individual intolerance to the drug.
Use of the drug during pregnancy and lactation
Many expectant mothers often have such unpleasant symptoms as bloating, heartburn, nausea and eructation during the child's waiting period. Despite the fact that the suspension of Almagel Neo is able to quickly eliminate these symptoms, it is highly discouraged to take this drug during pregnancy to women. Suspension can be taken by a future mother only if the potential benefit for her is much higher than the likely risk to the fetus. Data on how this drug affects the course of pregnancy and intrauterine development of the fetus is not in medicine, so before starting its use it is important to consult a doctor and carefully weigh all the pros and cons.
During the period of breastfeeding, the use of this medication is possible, but it should be performed according to the instructions of the doctor, in a strictly defined dosage and with particular caution. With any signs of the occurrence of side effects in infants, the suspension should be stopped immediately.
In most cases, Almagel Neo is well tolerated by patients and only occasionally they can develop side effects, which are most often due to gross dose disruption and uncontrolled use of the suspension. The main side effects are:
- Nausea and vomiting;
- Feeling of heaviness and severe discomfort in the stomach;
- Reduction of arterial pressure and reflexes in the patient;
- Strong colic in the intestine.
With a strong dose excess and prolonged uncontrolled use of the drug, the patient undergoes a decrease in the level of phosphates and calcium in the blood tests, the appearance of a large amount of calcium in the urine, the presence of calcium deposits in the tissues of the kidneys and urinary tract.
If the patient does not provide timely medical assistance, it is possible to develop a violation of kidney function and kidney failure.
Dosing and Administration
Suspension Almagel Neo is designed to be taken orally at bedtime or 1 hour after eating. Adults appoint 1-2 scoops 3 times a day or 1 sachet, depending on the indications.
If it is necessary to prevent exacerbations or errors in the diet, only a maintenance dose is sufficient, which is 1 measuring spoon 2 times a day. The duration of preventive and symptomatic treatment is determined by the gastroenterologist, but, as a rule, the suspension can not be taken after the elimination of unpleasant symptoms.
When reflux esophagitis (throwing the contents of the stomach into the esophagus as a result of weakness of the sphincter), patients are advised to take the suspension 10-15 minutes after eating. The course of treatment is about 3 months, but everything is strictly individual and solved together with the attending physician.
In case of a single case of severe heartburn or increased gas production, it is enough for a patient to take 1 measuring spoon or 1 sachet of a suspension once.
The drug is taken in its pure form, not diluted with water and it is desirable to not wash it down with anything. Do not eat or drink water for 30-40 minutes after taking the product. Before each use, the vial of the suspension must be vigorously shaken.
Use of the drug in pediatric practice
As a rule, Almagel Neo suspension is not prescribed for children under 12 years of age, but in certain cases, if necessary, treatment under the supervision of a doctor in patients aged 7-12 years is possible. For children under 12, half the dose of an adult is taken, depending on the indications and general condition.
The drug with extreme caution should be used by elderly people and patients who have any abnormalities in the work of the liver or kidneys. Self-medication in these situations can be dangerous to health, therefore, before using the product, you need to get a doctor's advice.
Interaction with other medicinal products
During treatment with Almagel Neo, it is important to remember that after taking the suspension no other medicines should be taken within 2 hours.
When the suspension is simultaneously used with tetracycline, indomethacin, aminazine or H2-histamine blockers, the first decreases the therapeutic properties of the listed substances.
In the case of a gross violation of the doses indicated in the instructions, an overdose may develop with the drug, which is manifested by the following symptoms:
- Redness of cheeks, a feeling of heat in the face;
- Pain in bones and joints;
This phenomenon is rare, but when such symptoms occur, the patient should be rushed to the doctor and washed out the stomach.
Conditions of storage, leave
Suspension Almagel Neo is sold in pharmacies without a prescription. The sealed vial should be stored at a temperature of no higher than 25 degrees in a dark place 2 years from the date of manufacture. The open vial should be kept in the refrigerator for no more than 6 months.
Analogues of Almagel Neo
Structural analogues of the active substance : Ajfluks, Almol, Alumag, Almagel A, Anacid forte, Gastracid, Maalox, Maalox mini, Rivolux.
Analogues for the pharmacological group (antacids): Aktal, Alfogel, Alugastrin, Anacid forte, Antareit, Bacarbon, Gastal, Gasterin, Gastric, Gastoromazole, Gaviscon, Gaviscon forte, Gelusil, Gelusil lac, Gelyusil, Gestid, Dajin, Magalphil 800, Magnatol, Magnistad, Milk of magnesia, Reltzer, Renni, RioFast, Rockel, Rutatsid, Simalgel VM, Skoraleit, Talcid, Tams, Tannakomp, Tisatsid, Topalkan, Fosfalugel, Andrews antacid.
Prices for Almagel Neo in bags and vial
Almagel Neo suspension for oral administration, a bottle of 170 ml - from 155 rubles.
Almagel Neo suspension for oral administration, 10 pcs. package (sachet) 10 ml, a pack of cardboard - from 155 rubles.