What is Antagel?
Antagel Sandoz belongs to a group of antacids medicines. The active substances are alumina and magnesium salts. These substances bind gastric acid, and thereby neutralize the stomach contents. This reduces excess stomach acid. Antagel helps with stomach problems such as heartburn, acid regurgitation pain or bloating with nausea. Within fifteen minutes stomach pain and bloating will be reduced. The duration of action is from 1 to 3 hours. This drug is available without a prescription through the pharmacies that work with Dokteronline.com.
What is this medication used for?
Antagel reduces several types of stomach problems. The most common gastrointestinal symptoms are:
- ulcers in the duodenum;
- inflammation of the gastric mucosa;
You can notice heartburn by a nagging or sharp pain. This pain is felt especially right after eating, because the production of stomach acid is greatest at that time. Gastric acid is a liquid in the stomach which is needed to digest food. But too much gastric acid or sores on the stomach lining, can cause heartburn.
How to use Antagel?
The partner pharmacies offer Antagel in a bottle of 300 ml. You should shake the bottle well before you measure the correct dose with the measuring cup or spoon.
Take this medicine one hour after each meal and before you go to sleep. Take 10-15 ml of suspension. You can take an extra dose if you experience complaints in between usual dosages. Do not do this more than once every 2 hours. Your stomach problems are not constant? Take this medication only if you have stomach pain or heartburn. If you notice that the effect of Antagel is too strong or too weak, please talk to your doctor or pharmacist. Read the instructions before use.
Antagel is generally well tolerated, but may cause side effects. Possible side effects that may occur when using this product are gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or even constipation. Always read the leaflet in relation to other side effects.
When is it best not to use this medication?
Do not use Antagel if you are hypersensitive to any of its ingredients (see packaging). The use of this medicine is not recommended when kidney function is severely reduced or phosphate levels in your blood are too low.
Pregnancy / driving / alcohol
This medicine can be used safely during pregnancy. It has been used for years by pregnant and lactating women, without harming the child. Antagel has no effect on your capacity to drive. However, the use of alcohol is not recommended, because alcohol can irritate the stomach.