Locid is indicated for
- Gastric Hyperacidity
- Peptic ulcer disease
Precautions and warnings
Chronic renal impairment; CHF; edema; cirrhosis and low Na diets; patients with past GI hemorrhage, Administer 2-3 hours before/after another medication to downplay drug interactions, Pregnancy and lactation.
Constipation; intestinal obstruction (with large doses); phosphate depletion may occur with prolonged admin or large doses.
Enhanced absorption with citrates or ascorbic acid, Decreases absorption of allopurinol, tetracyclines, quinolone, cephalosporins, biphosphonate derivatives, corticosteroids, cyclosporin, delavirdine, Fe salts, imidazole antifungals, isoniazid, mycophenolate, penicillamine, phosphate supplements, phenytoin, phenothiazines, Trenton.
Hypersensitivity to aluminium salts.
Mode of actions
Aluminum hydroxide acts on the Hlc in the stomach by neutralization, forming aluminum chloride tasty and water.
Dosage & Administration
Adult: Up to 1 g daily.
Hyperphosphataemia in patients with chronic renal failure
Adult: Dose is adjusted to the individual patient's requirement. Up to 10 g/day may be given in divided doses with meals.
Max Dosage: 10 g daily in divided doses.
May be taken with or without food.
Pregnancy & Lactation
Although animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women, but during pregnancy, this medicine can be used just when definitely required despite potential risks.
Mothers with a newborn baby who have used this drug during the last 3 months of pregnancy may seldom create symptoms including drowsiness, muscle stiffness or shakiness, feeding or breathing troubles, constant crying. If you notice any of these symptoms of your baby's particularly during their first month, tell the doctor immediately.
This medicine passes into breast milk. Talk to your doctor before breastfeeding.
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