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Stopacid

Afrab-Chem Ltd
No. 22, Abimbola Street, Isolo Industrial Estate, Isolo, P.O. Box 1647, Lagos, Nigeria.
Email: info@afrabchem.com
Tel: 234-1-2700057
Fax: 234-1-4520328
Website: http://afrabchem.com/

Brand Name

Stopacid

Manufacturer

Afrab Chem Ltd, 22 Abimbola Street, Isolo Ind. Estate, Isolo, Lagos.

Therapeutic Class

Antacids

Dosage Form, Composition & NAFDAC Registration Number (NRN)

Tablet (NRN:A4-4964 ): Magnesium trisilicate B.P. 645 mg, Aluminium hydroxide B.P. (Dry Gel) 538 mg, Simethicone B.P. 32 mg.

Pack size: 100's.

Suspension (NRN:04-4841): Each 5 mL contains: Magnesium hydroxide B.P. 200 mg, Aluminium hydroxide B.P. (Dry Gel) 225 mg, Simethicone B.P. 50 mg.

Pack size: Bottles of 200 mL with dispensing cup.

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Pharmacology

Aluminum and magnesium are naturally occurring minerals. Aluminum hydroxide and magnesium hydroxide are antacids.

Simethicone allows gas bubbles in the stomach and intestines to come together more easily, which allows for easier passage of gas.

The combination of aluminum hydroxide, magnesium hydroxide, and simethicone is used to treat heartburn, acid indigestion, upset stomach, and bloating caused by gas.

Indications

Symptomatic relief from hyper-acidity associated with peptic ulcer, Gastritis, Reflux oesophagitis, heartburn and Flatulence.

Contra-indications

Contra-indicated in individuals sensitive to any ingredient of the formulation.

Patients on low-magnesium diet.

Patients with history of kidney disease.

Precautions/Warnings

Do not use without the prescription or knowledge of a healthcare provider. Ask a doctor or pharmacist before taking this medicine if you have kidney disease or if you are on a low-magnesium diet.

Do not use aluminum hydroxide, magnesium hydroxide, and simethicone without medical advice if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.

Avoid taking other medicines within 2 hours before or after you take aluminum hydroxide, magnesium hydroxide, and simethicone. Some antacids can make it harder for your body to absorb certain medicines, especially antibiotics.

Interactions

There may be other drugs that can interact with aluminum hydroxide, magnesium hydroxide, and simethicone. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.

Adverse Effects

Not available.

Dosage & Administration

Tablet: Adult 1-2 tablet(s) to be chewed, 3-4 times daily.

Suspension: Adult: 15-30 mL to be taken, 3-4 times daily.

Storage/Handling Recommendations

Store in a cool dry place and out of the reach of children.

Review Date

2017-09-29 02:22:38