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food interaction for VISCO ORAL GEL

alcohol interaction for VISCO ORAL GEL

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lactation interaction for VISCO ORAL GEL

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There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for VISCO ORAL GEL

Aluminium Hydroxide(NA)

Uses

Aluminium Hydroxide is used in the treatment of acidity, intestinal ulcers and stomach ulcers.

How it works

Aluminium Hydroxide neutralizes excess acid in the stomach.

Common side effects

Facial swelling, Allergic reaction, Confusion, Difficulty in urination, Coughing up blood, Drowsiness, Black and bloody stools, Muscle disorder, Fatigue, Constipation, Loss of appetite
Magnesium(NA)

Uses

Magnesium is used in the treatment of nutritional defeciencies.

How it works

Magnesium is essential to many enzymatic reactions in the body, acting as a cofactor in protein synthesis and carbohydrate metabolism. 8.36 g of Magnesium chloride (hexahydrate) is equivalent to about 1 g of magnesium. Each g of magnesium chloride (hexahydrate) represents about 4.9 mmol of magnesium and 9.8 mmol of chloride.

Common side effects

Nausea, Acute toxicity, Watery diarrhoea, Flushing, Gastrointestinal discomfort, Decreased blood pressure, Rash, Stomach upset, Vomiting
Simethicone(NA)

Uses

Simethicone is used in the treatment of bloating and abdominal pain.

How it works

Simethicone disintegrates the gas bubbles and allows easy passage of gas.

Common side effects

Allergic reaction
Alginic Acid(NA)

Uses

Alginic Acid is used in the treatment of heartburn.

How it works

Alginic Acid forms a thick foam in the stomach which acts as a barrier to reflux (acid going up to the food pipe).

Common side effects

Flatulence

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Expert advice for VISCO ORAL GEL

  • The Aluminium Hydroxide should be used only for occasional relief from increased stomach acid. Do not take it for more than 2 weeks, unless otherwise prescribed by the doctor.
  • Avoid Aluminium Hydroxide, if  you show signs of appendicitis or inflammed bowel (such as lower abdominal pain, cramping, bloating, nausea, vomiting). Please consult your doctor.
  • Do not take the Aluminium Hydroxide at least 2 hours before or after taking other medicines. It may interact with other medicines.

Frequently asked questions for VISCO ORAL GEL

Aluminium Hydroxide

Q.How does aluminium hydroxide work?
Aluminum hydroxide belongs to a class of medication call antacids. It acts by neutralizing the acids released in the stomach thus treating irritation of stomach lining

Q.Is aluminium hydroxide an alkali/ weak base/strong base/amphoteric?
Aluminium hydroxide is a strong base and is amphoteric

Q.Is aluminium hydroxide safe?
Aluminium hydroxide is safe when taken for an indication and at a dose strictly instructed by your doctor

Q.Is aluminium hydroxide known to cause Alzheimer's?
Aluminium hydroxide was thought to be associated with neurological symptoms. Studies clearly show that aluminum hydroxide does not cause neurological symptoms and thus does not cause Alzheimer's.

Simethicone

Q.Is simethicone antacid?
No. Simethicone is not an antacid. But it is used in preparations which are used as antacid

Q.Does it contain aspirin?
It does not contain aspirin

Q.Is simethicone available over the counter?
Yes. Simethicone is sold over the counter without a prescription

Q.Is simethicone gluten free?
Yes. Simethicone is gluten free. However, please refer to package insert of the prescribed brand before use

Q.Is simethicone safe?
Yes. Simethicone is relatively safe

Q.Is it safe for babies?
Safe for infants and babies, if used as recommended. In case of any side-effects, consult your doctor

Q.Is it safe to take simethicone daily?
It is advisable to take simethicone only as per the instructions of the doctor

Q.Is simethicone good for gas?
Yes. Simethicone is effective in the treatment of gas

Q.Does it have any side effects?
It does not have any known serious side-effects

Q.Can I take simethicone with ibuprofen, famotidine, lansoprazole, omeprazole, antibiotics, ranitidine, ciprofloxacin, Pepto-bismol, or Depakote?
Yes. Simethicone can be taken with ibuprofen, famotidine, lansoprazole, omeprazole, antibiotics, ranitidine, ciprofloxacin, Pepto-bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) or Depakote (divalproate sodium), if prescribed by your doctor

Q.Does simethicone cause nausea or constipation?
Simethicone is not known to cause nausea or constipation. If you experience any such symptoms, please consult your doctor

Q.Is simethicone effective against acid reflux?
Simethicone is effective in controlling acid reflux if combined with an antacid.

Alginic Acid

Q.Is alginic acid gluten free?
Yes. Alginic acid is gluten free

Q.Is alginic acid safe?
Alginic acid is safe if used at a dose and for duration prescribed by a doctor.

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Content on this page was last updated on 29 November, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)