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ALKAL 1.37GM SUSPENSION

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MRP: Rs. 62.86 for 1 bottle(s) (100 ML suspension each)
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Composition for ALKAL

Disodium Hydrogen Citrate(1.37 gm)

food interaction for ALKAL

alcohol interaction for ALKAL

pregnancy interaction for ALKAL

lactation interaction for ALKAL

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alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Alkal 1.37gm suspension at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Alkal 1.37gm suspension may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for ALKAL

Disodium Hydrogen Citrate(1.37 gm)

Uses

Alkal 1.37gm suspension is used in the treatment of gout.

How it works

Alkal 1.37gm suspension belongs to a class of drugs called urinary alkalinizers. It acts by neutralizing excessive acid from blood and urine.

Common side effects

Anxiety, Diarrhoea, Shortness of breath, Gastrointestinal ulcer, Decreased potassium level in blood, Metabolic alkalosis, Mood swings, Fatigue

SUBSTITUTES for ALKAL

No substitutes found

Expert advice for ALKAL

• It is advised to take the drug after meals and with plenty of plain water or juice to avoid stomach upset. 
• Inform your doctor if you have severe kidney disorders e.g., decreased urine output, sodium-restricted diet, high sodium levels in blood 
• Seek medical attention if you have a difficulty in breathing after taking the drug, or have low calcium levels, high blood pressure, heart problems (e.g., irregular heartbeat, heart failure), kidney disease, swollen ankles/legs/feet due to  water retention (peripheral edema).
• Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
• Should not be given to patients allergic to disodium hydrogen citrate or any of its ingredients.
• Should not be given to patients with history of high blood potassium levels, congestive heart failure, heart disease or severe kidney problems, or in case if you are dehydrated.
• Pregnant and breastfeeding women should avoid the intake of disodium hydrogen citrate.
• Patients suffering from severe bacterial infection should also avoid the intake of disodium hydrogen citrate.

Frequently asked questions for ALKAL

Disodium Hydrogen Citrate

Q.What is disodium hydrogen citrate?
Disodium hydrogen citrate, is a sodium acid salt of citric acid (sodium citrate).

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Content on this page was last updated on 06 October, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)