The drug is used in the complex treatment of stomach diseases. It is a mass of white, has an orange taste.
The medicine has these properties:
- Antacid. It is carried out by the main active component - aluminum phosphate. Linking to hydrochloric acid, this substance neutralizes it. Aluminum phosphate also stabilizes the pH of the contents of the stomach. A distinctive feature of the drug is the normalization of the acid medium.
- Enveloping. This action protects the walls of the stomach from the negative effects of hydrochloric acid, thereby inhibiting the development of gastric ulcers.
- Adsorbing. Absorption (adsorption) of toxins allows the use of the drug for poisoning and intestinal infections. Phosphalugel removes viruses, toxins, gases and bacteria from the digestive system. Indications for the appointment of this drug are gastric ulcer, esophagitis, gastroesophageal reflux, gastritis with hypersecretion.
The drug is intended for oral administration. It is available in bags. One contains 8, 8 grams of the main active substance. Auxiliary are sorbitol, agar-agar, pectin, calcium sulfate, orange flavor.
Contraindications to the use of Phosphalugel are renal failure, as well as individual intolerance to the drug.
How to apply the drug during pregnancy
In order to reduce the manifestations of heartburn, the drug is recommended to take immediately after a meal for one sachet. The maximum daily dose of the drug is three packets. If the future mother suffers from diseases of the stomach, the doctor can appoint her an individual scheme for taking this antacid medication. It is also necessary to consider the compatibility of Phosphalugel with other drugs. So, for example, it slows the absorption of antibiotics, antihistamine and other drugs. The intake of this medication does not affect the findings of an X-ray study. It is transparent to X-rays.
If there is a need for long-term use of Phosphalogel, then it must be agreed with the doctor. The drug can be prescribed to pregnant women diagnosed with diabetes mellitus, since sugar is not included in its composition.
Fosfalugel in the early stages of pregnancy
Since the first trimester of carrying the child is the laying of his systems and organs, it is extremely important at this time to dispense with the use of chemical medications. This is why long-term use of Phosphalugel is allowed only according to the doctor's prescription. Arbitrary doses of the drug, not controlled by its administration for the purpose of treating heartburn, can adversely affect the fetus. In most cases, this applies to women with impaired renal function. Penetrating into the blood, the drug reduces the content of phosphorus and calcium in it and increases the level of aluminum, which adversely affects the woman's brain. It is manifested by disorientation, memory impairment, mental disorders. And even with prolonged use, Fosfalugel can lead to constipation, intestinal obstruction. Therefore, in the early stages of bearing a child, a doctor must prescribe it.
The analogues of the drug are Rennie, Maalox, Almagel, Coalgel.
Store the medicine at room temperature, out of the reach of children. Shelf life of the drug is 3 years.