Introduction

Alkamax MB 6 Syrup is a combination of three medicines. It is used in the treatment and prevention of kidney stones. It works by preventing the formation as well as breaking down the crystals in the kidneys.

Alkamax MB 6 Syrup may be prescribed alone or in combination with other medicines. It should be taken with food. Measure the solution and dilute it in a glass of water before taking it. Take it regularly and do not take more or use it for a longer duration than recommended by your doctor. You should not stop taking the medicine until your doctor tells you it is okay to stop.

Using this medicine may cause a few common side effects such as diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and stomach pain. If you experienced any such side effect that does not resolve with time or get worse, you should let your doctor know. Your doctor may be able to suggest ways of preventing or reducing them.

The medicine may not be suitable for everybody. Before taking it, let your doctor know if you have any medical conditions or disorders such as problems with your heart, liver, or kidneys. Let your doctor also know all the other medicines you are taking to make sure the medicine is safe for you. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should consult their doctors before using this medicine.

Uses of Alkamax MB Syrup

Benefits of Alkamax MB Syrup

In Treatment and prevention of Kidney stone

Alkamax MB 6 Syrup is used to make the urine less acidic. This helps the kidneys get rid of the uric acid, thereby preventing the formation of kidney stones. Vitamin B6 present in Alkamax MB 6 Syrup further inhibits kidney stone formation. Your doctor may direct you to eat a low-salt (low-sodium) diet, drink lots of fluids and eat citrus fruits like oranges, lemons etc. Also limit the intake of salt, sugar, animal protein, and foods rich in oxalate such as spinach, almonds, peanuts etc.

Side effects of Alkamax MB Syrup

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Alkamax MB

  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach pain

How to use Alkamax MB Syrup

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a measuring cup and take it by mouth. Shake well before use. Alkamax MB 6 Syrup is to be taken with food.

How Alkamax MB Syrup works

Alkamax MB 6 Syrup is a combination of three medicines: Potassium Citrate, Magnesium Citrate and Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) which prevent kidney stones. Potassium Citrate and Magnesium Citrate raise urine pH and prevents the formation, growth and aggregation of crystals in the kidneys, thereby preventing stones. Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) is added as its deficiency is associated with increased synthesis of oxalate, which is one of the constituents of kidney stones.

Safety advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Alkamax MB 6 Syrup. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Alkamax MB 6 Syrup during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
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Information regarding the use of Alkamax MB 6 Syrup during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Alkamax MB 6 Syrup alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Alkamax MB 6 Syrup in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Alkamax MB 6 Syrup in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Alkamax MB Syrup?

If you miss a dose of Alkamax MB 6 Syrup, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick tips

  • Always measure the solution with a cup cap and dilute it with a glass of water before taking it.
  • Alkamax MB 6 Syrup is prescribed for the treatment and prevention of kidney stones.
  • Take adequate water or fluids while taking Alkamax MB 6 Syrup to prevent kidney stones.
  • You can also include citric acid-rich food in your diet like grapefruit, oranges, lemons, or limes to prevent kidney stones.
  • Inform your doctor if you have any kidney or heart disease or high potassium levels in your blood.

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Patient concerns

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I am suffering from severe waist pain because I have a stones in my kidney. I already admitted in the hospital for one week and the doctors should melted the stones by the tablets. But suddenly I am suffering from severe pain. Will u please give me a advise to my pronlem
Dr. Tapas Kumbhkar
Internal Medicine
Tab pantop 40mg 1OD Syp alkamax 2tsf TDS with glass of water For 10 daysTab Drotin 100mg 1BD FOR 10 DAYS
Right kidney stone, left kidney stone
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetology
you need to consult a Urologist for stone removal
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FAQs

Q. How should I take Alkamax MB 6 Syrup?

Alkamax MB 6 Syrup should be taken as directed by the treating doctor. Always dilute the dosage recommended by your doctor with one glass of water, before taking it.

Q. Who should not take Alkamax MB 6 Syrup?

Alkamax MB 6 Syrup should not be taken by people who suffer from high potassium levels (hyperkalemia) as it may lead to rise of potassium to even higher levels that can cause a cardiac arrest. Such people include those with chronic renal failure, uncontrolled diabetes mellitus, acute dehydration, those who do strenuous exercise, or suffer from adrenal insufficiency, extensive tissue breakdown, or those taking potassium-sparing agents (such as triamterene, spironolactone or amiloride). People with delayed gastric emptying, esophageal compression, intestinal obstruction or stricture, or those taking anticholinergic medications should also refrain from taking Alkamax MB 6 Syrup. People who have peptic ulcer disease, active urinary tract infection, or renal insufficiency (glomerular filtration rate of less than 0.7 ml/kg/min) should also not take Alkamax MB 6 Syrup. If you have any further doubts, please consult your doctor.

Q. Can I take Alkamax MB 6 Syrup in pregnancy?

There is no clarity on the use of Alkamax MB 6 Syrup in pregnancy. However, if you are pregnant or planning to conceive, consult your doctor before taking Alkamax MB 6 Syrup. You may take it only if prescribed by your doctor.

Q. Are there any foods that may be avoided while taking Alkamax MB 6 Syrup?

Yes, certain foods containing high levels of potassium such as almonds, apricots, bananas, beans (lima, pinto, white), cantaloupe, carrot juice (canned), figs, grapefruit juice, halibut, milk, oat bran, potato (with skin), salmon, spinach, etc., must be avoided while taking Alkamax MB 6 Syrup. It is advised to consult a dietitian, to get a diet that suits your body requirements.

Q. What should I tell my doctor before starting treatment with Alkamax MB 6 Syrup?

Before starting treatment with Alkamax MB 6 Syrup, tell your doctor if you have any other health problems, like kidney, stomach or heart-related issues. This is because certain medical conditions may affect your treatment and you may even need dose modifications. Let your doctor know about all the other medicines you are taking because they may affect, or be affected by, this medicine. Inform your doctor if you are planning a baby, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Q. What medicines should I avoid while on treatment with Alkamax MB 6 Syrup?

Medicines containing containing potassium or those that raise potassium levels such as potassium-sparing diuretics, Angiotensin Receptor Blockers (ARBs such as irbesartan, valsartan, losartan and candesartan), Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme inhibitors (ACE inhibitors such as captopril, enalapril, lisinopril), Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs such as ibuprofen), certain nutritional supplements, etc., must be stopped before starting treatment with Alkamax MB 6 Syrup. Let your doctor know if you are taking any medicines or supplements before taking Alkamax MB 6 Syrup.

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References

  1. Potassium Citrate. San Antoni, Texas: Mission Pharmacal Company; 1985 [revised Dec. 2009]. [Accessed on 6 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Pyridoxine. Wrexham, UK: CP Pharmaceuticals Ltd.; 2015. [Accessed 05 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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