AluGel (Aluminum Hydroxide) is a prescription medication used to treat central chest pain due to indigestion, reflux diseases, and stomach ulcers. This medication is also used to reduce phosphate levels in people with certain kidney conditions. The active ingredient in AluGel is Aluminium Hydroxide. Aluminium Hydroxide belongs to the group of medications called Antacids. It relieves pain by neutralizing the excess acid in the stomach. AluGel works on the existing acid in the stomach and does not prevent acid production.
We currently offer the brand AluGel from Canada manufactured by Atlas in the strength of 320 mg/5 ml/425 ml oral suspension. The generic version is not available.
Get medical help immediately if you have any signs of an allergic reaction while taking AluGel. The most common side effects of AluGel may include:
• Changes in taste, such as chalky taste;
• Changes in stool color to white;
Contact your doctor right away if you have any of the serious side effects, including:
• Aluminium intoxication;
• Difficulty in passing stool;
• Persistence vomiting and diarrhea;
• Severe stomach ache
You should not take AluGel if you are allergic to aluminum-containing antacids or have difficulty swallowing the suspension. You shake the bottle before use. You should follow your doctor’s prescription carefully.
Before you start taking this medication, tell your doctor about your medical history, especially if you:
• Are diabetic;
• Are suffering from a serious illness;
• Have kidney problems;
• Have liver disease
Tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant or think you may be pregnant. During pregnancy, AluGel is considered safe. It may be used to treat gastroesophageal reflux or heartburn, especially when diet and lifestyle modifications are insufficient. It is safe to use by nursing mothers. You should measure the liquid (AluGel suspension) with a special measuring spoon. Do not use a household spoon because you may not get the correct dose. The dosage is based on age, medical condition, and response to treatment. Do not increase your dose or take this medication more often than directed. Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it worsens. Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription, OTC, herbal supplements, and vitamins. There may be a drug interaction between Aluminium Hydroxide and other medications such as pazopanib and raltegravir. Keep the liquid suspension in the bottle it came with at room temperature. Keep it away from the reach of children and pets.
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