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Overview

Introduction

Alkamed Syrup is a medicine used in the treatment of gout and kidney stones. It stops the production of uric acid in the body and reduces the episodes of gout attack and prevent kidney stones.

Alkamed Syrup can be taken with or without food. This will prevent you from getting an upset stomach. Take it regularly and do not stop taking the medicine even if you get better until that doctor tell you it is alright to stop.

The most common side effect of this medicine is stomach pain. It may also cause diarrhea, excessive production of urine, tiredness, etc. If any of these side effects does not resolve with time or get worsen, you should let your doctor know. Your doctor may help with ways to reduce or prevent these symptoms by reducing the dose or prescribing an alternative medicine.

To make sure the medicine is safe for you, before taking this medicine, let your doctor know all the other medicines you are taking. Also tell your doctor if you have any problems with your heart, kidneys, or liver. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, consult your doctor first before taking this medicine.

Uses of Alkamed Syrup

Side effects of Alkamed Syrup

Common
  • Stomach pain
  • Tiredness
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

How to use Alkamed 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. Alkamed Syrup may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Alkamed Syrup works

Alkamed Syrup is a urine alkalizer. It works by increasing the pH of urine which makes it less acidic. This helps the kidneys get rid of excess uric acid, thereby preventing gout and certain types of kidney stones.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Alkamed Syrup. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Alkamed Syrup during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Alkamed Syrup during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Alkamed 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 Alkamed Syrup in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Alkamed Syrup in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Alkamed Syrup?

If you miss a dose of Alkamed 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.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Alkamed Syrup
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Quick Tips

  • Alkamed Syrup should be taken after meals along with a glass full of water or fruit juice to avoid stomach upset.
  • Keep taking it as suggested by the doctor to get the most benefits.
  • You might experience stomach pain while taking this medicine. Inform your doctor if it bothers you.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Alkamed with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Altrom, Cenorol, Cgtrom
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Sofarin, Warf, Uniwarfin
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Dindevan
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Theopin
MINOR

Patient Concerns

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i have a kidney stone upto 3mm size in both kidney so which is the best medicine for kidney cleansing. i have done surgery for ureter stone in few months ago but now i want to prevent its occurrence
Dr. Aanchal Maheshwari
Ayurveda
take calcury tab 2tab twice, neeri syrup 10 l twice for 3 moths
I had kidney stone problem bt now i remove my all kidney stone stone in my both kidney 2 stone in right kidney n 2 stone in left kidney size veries from 3-4 mm all stone size .Silicon dioxide is common or not common? Max all type of stone contain calcium. So please tell me is silicon dioxide is harmful for body n which food is best for me that in future such kind of stone is not formed into my body? My stone composition 90% silicon dioxide n 10 % calcium carbonate.
Dr. Deepak Kumar Soni
Skin Specialist
https://www.1mg.com/otc/neeri-syrup-otc69883use this product along with your medicine
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FAQs

Q. How do you use Alkamed?

Alkamed should be used in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Shake the bottle well before each use. Mix it in a glass of water or juice as advised by your doctor. Avoid taking Alkamed on an empty stomach if diarrhea occurs. Drink plenty of fluids while taking this medicine to avoid stomach upset.

Q. How long does it take to work?

Alkamed taken few minutes to start working and its effect lasts for around four to six hours. Do not skip doses and use it for the duration prescribed by your doctor for maximum benefits.

Q. What if I overdose?

Taking Alkamed in more quantity as recommended by your doctor, will not help you recover faster. However, it may only expose you to increased side effects only. Therefore, it is advised that you take it as per the directions given by your doctor and do not double the dose, even if you forget to take your usual dose.

Q. What is the function of Alkamed?

Alkamed is a urine alkaliser that decreases the production of uric acid. Therefore, it helps in the treatment and prevention of kidney stones and gout.

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