Almagel is the first C for the treatment of acid-related diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. Almagel works by neutralization with hydrochloric acid contained in the gastric juice. Aluminum hydroxide in Almagel is a major component in the production of large amounts of antacids. During the interaction of aluminum hydroxide and hydrochloric acid, aluminum chloride formed by neutralizing with hydrochloric acid.
Magnesium hydroxide is also one of the constituent components of Almagel and helps to neutralize the hydrochloric acid and removal of aluminum chloride that causes constipation. D-sorbitol is one of Almagelum components that has the properties of a laxative drug, and also stimulates bile secretion.
Note that Almagell through uniform without formation of carbon dioxide bubbles, regulation of acidity of hydrochloric acid does not cause an accelerated accumulation of hydrochloric acid does not cause flatulence.In addition Almagell can cause a dramatic shift gastric pH to the alkaline side, increase in blood pH.This drug has no effect on water and electrolyte balance and is not conducive to the formation of stones in the urinary tract.Benzocaine, which is part of Almagell, and has a strong local anesthetic effect in pain syndromes.
effectiveness of this drug due to its specific consistency based on the gel, which allows uniformly distributed Almagelum on the gastric mucosa, thereby producing more long-lasting effect.The effect of the drug begins after 3-5 minutes after the single dose, and its duration is about 70 minutes.
The main indications for use Almagell can distinguish gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer, acute gastritis with high acidity, enteritis, duodenitis, esophagitis, food poisoning, flatulence, hiatal hernia in the diaphragm, abdominal pain,and discomfort after administration of large amounts of nicotine, alcohol, coffee, taking any medications, diet mode violations.