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Almet 5mg Injection


Overview

Introduction

Almet 5mg Injection is a prescription medicine used to treat nausea, vomiting, and prevent the feeling of fullness during or shortly after a meal. It also treat stomach discomfort, or heartburn caused by the flow of the stomach contents back into your food pipe.

Almet 5mg Injection is given by your doctor or nurse. The dose you are given will depend on your condition and how you respond to the medicine. You should take this medicine until your doctor tells you to stop. Let your doctor know about all other medications you are taking as some may affect, or be affected by this medicine.

The most common side effects are restlessness, fatigue, and lack of energy. Most of these are temporary and usually resolve with time. Contact your doctor straight away if you are at all concerned about any of these side effects. It also causes drowsiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine as it can worsen your sleepiness. This medicine may also cause diarrhea, so it is better to take plenty of fluids while taking this medicine as it may help to prevent dehydration.

Before taking this medicine, you should let your doctor know if you have liver or kidney problems. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor.

Uses of Almet Injection

Side effects of Almet Injection

Common
  • Decreased blood pressure
  • Depression
  • Restlessness
  • Sleepiness
  • Tremor

How to use Almet Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Almet Injection works

Almet 5mg Injection is a prokinetic. It works on the region in the brain that controls vomiting. It also acts on the upper digestive tract to increase the movement of the stomach and intestines, allowing food to move more easily through the stomach.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Almet 5mg Injection.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Almet 5mg Injection is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Almet 5mg Injection is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Almet 5mg Injection may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Almet 5mg Injection may cause drowsiness, dizziness, dyskinesia and dystonias which could affect the vision and may interfere with the ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Almet 5mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Almet 5mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Almet 5mg Injection is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Almet 5mg Injection may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Almet Injection?

If you miss a dose of Almet 5mg Injection, 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

  • Almet 5mg Injection helps relieve nausea and vomiting.
  • It is usually given as an injection into a vein or muscle by your doctor.
  • It may cause dizziness and sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how it affects you.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking Almet 5mg Injection as it may cause excessive drowsiness.
  • Inform your doctor if you get watery diarrhea, fever, or stomach pain that does not go away.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Almet with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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LIFE-THREATENING
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LIFE-THREATENING
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LIFE-THREATENING
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SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

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Hepatitis b + , present symptoms indigestion
Dr. Tapas Kumbhkar
Internal Medicine
Any complain of vomiting or loosmotion
No appetite for food and if a meal is eaten mostly develops indigestion , nausea , vomiting and at times has loose motions.
Dr. Kunal Parasar
Surgical Gastroenterology
Get yourself evaluated properly by gastroenterologist
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FAQs

Q. Does Almet work for morning sickness?

Almet can help in relieving morning sickness. However, this is not an approved indication for its use. There are other medicines also available to treat morning sickness. Consult a doctor if you need treatment for morning sickness as you should not take any medicine during pregnancy without consulting a doctor.

Q. Can I take Almet with ranitidine?

Almet can be taken with ranitidine. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Talk to your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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References
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Manufacturer/Marketer Address
Alkem Laboratories Limited, Devashish Building, Alkem House, Senapati Bapat Road, Lower Parel, Mumbai - 400 013.
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