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food interaction for ALKASOL P

alcohol interaction for ALKASOL P

pregnancy interaction for ALKASOL P

lactation interaction for ALKASOL P

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Alkasol p 1000mg/125mg/50mg liquid may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Alkasol p 1000mg/125mg/50mg liquid may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown adverse effect on fetus and there are no human studies or studies in human and animals are not available. It should be given only if potential benefits justifies risk to the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.


Disodium Hydrogen Citrate(1000mg)


Disodium hydrogen citrate is used as an antioxidant in food as well as to improve the effects of other antioxidants. It is also used as an acidity regulator and sequestrate and used to treat gout and kidney stones, Burning micturition, Urinary Infections, Acute renal colic.

How it works

Disodium Hydrogen Citrate 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


Paracetamol is used for the relief of mild to moderate pain in conditions such as headache (including migraine), toothache, ear pain, joint pain, pain during menstruation, fever, feverish colds, and flu.

How it works

Paracetamol belongs to class of medications called analgesics (painkiller) and antipyretics (fever reducing). Paracetamol reduces pain by increasing the pain threshold. It reduces fever by acting on the temperature-regulating region of brain, resulting in increased blood flow across the skin, sweating and heat loss.

Common side effects

Skin redness, Allergic reaction, Shortness of breath, Running nose, Nausea, Liver injury, Abnormal blood cell count, Facial swelling, Blisters on skin


Sorbitol is used to treat occasional constipation.

How it works

Sorbitol solution is a hyperosmotic laxative. It works by retaining fluid in the colon, which helps to increase muscle movement in the intestines.

Common side effects

Osmotic diarrhea, Abdominal cramp, Increased glucose level in blood, Allergic reaction, Increased sodium level in blood, Vomiting


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Expert advice for ALKASOL P

• 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 ALKASOL P

Disodium Hydrogen Citrate

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


Q. Is paracetamol safe/ banned/ available in India?
Paracetamol (also known as acetaminophen, crocin, dolo, calpol, pacimol) is an over-the-counter drug available in India. It is generally safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is paracetamol a painkiller/ used for cold?
Paracetamol is used to relieve mild to moderate pain associated with cold and flu, as well as fever.
Q. Does paracetamol make you drowsy / sleepy? 
Paracetamol does not cause drowsiness. However, paracetamol is available in combination with cough and cold medicines (eg. cetirizine, chlorpheniramine), which may cause drowsiness or sleepiness.
Q. Is paracetamol an NSAID/ antibiotic?
Paracetamol is a anti-pyretic (anti-fever), anti -inflammatory drug, which belongs to the category of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). However, unlike other NSAIDS, paracetamol can relieve only mild to moderate pain.
It is not an antibiotic.
Q. Can I take crocin with cetirizine/ aceclofenac/ amoxicillin/ codeine/ tramadol/ warfarin/ erythromycin/ antibiotics?
Yes, paracetamol (available as crocin) can be taken with all of these drugs. Caution is advised when crocin is to be used with warfarin. However, always consult your doctor regarding combined use of crocin with any other drug.
Q. Can I take crocin with ibuprofen/naproxen/other NSAID?
Paracetamol (available as crocin) is available over-the-counter in combination with ibuprofen/naproxen/other NSAID. However, always consult your doctor regarding combined use of crocin with any other drug.
Q. Does paracetamol cause death?
Paracetamol on overdose can severely damage the liver and cause death. No more than 4 grams should be consumed in one day. Always consult your doctor regarding use of paracetamol.
Q. Can calpol make babies/ toddlers sleep/ help in teething pain?
Calpol can relieve pain in infants and children; it does not make them sleep.


Q. Is sorbitol safe/ safe for diabetics/bad/ affect or raise blood sugar?
Sorbitol is safe in most patients if taken at recommended dosage and duration. However, higher dosages may cause stomach cramps and diarrhea in some patients. It is generally safe to be used in diabetes but hyperglycemia (raised blood sugar) from metabolism of absorbed sorbitol may occur in some diabetic patients.
Q. Does sorbitol/weight gain/headaches/bloating?
Sorbitol may cause bloating, it can cause severe side effects such as sudden weight gain in some patients.
Q. Does sorbitol reduce dental caries/ cause tooth decay?
Consuming sorbitol-sweetened (sugar-free) products instead of regular ones can play an important role in reducing a person's tooth decay rate and will prevent dental carries.


Content on this page was last updated on 22 August, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)