Alu - Cap
3M Pharmaceuticals | Alu - Cap (Medication)
Alu - Cap/aluminum is a naturally occurring mineral. Aluminum hydroxide is an antacid. It is used to treat symptoms of increased stomach acid, such as heartburn, upset stomach, sour stomach, or acid indigestion. Aluminum hydroxide is also used to reduce phosphate levels in people with certain kidney conditions.
It binds phosphate in the gut so less is absorbed into the body. Controlling phosphate levels helps prevent bone problems (renal osteodystrophy). This medication is also used to treat the symptoms of too much stomach acid such as stomach upset, heartburn, and acid indigestion. ...
A common side effect of using this drug may include constipation. This could lead to other problems such as hemorrhoids and bowel obstruction.
Aluminum-containing antacids bind to phosphate, an important body chemical, in the gut. This can cause low phosphate levels if your kidneys are normal, especially if you use large doses for a long time. Tell your doctor immediately if you have any of the following symptoms of low phosphate:loss of appetite, unusual tiredness, muscle weakness.
Seek immediate medical attention if any of these rare but very serious side effects or symptoms of a serious medical problem occur:black/tarry stools, mental/mood changes (e. g. , confusion), deep sleep, pain with urination, stomach/abdominal pain, vomit that looks like coffee grounds.
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction:hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. ...
Ask a doctor or pharmacist before taking this medication if you have kidney disease, kidney stones, severe constipation, if you are dehydrated, or if you drink alcohol frequently.
Do not take aluminum hydroxide for longer than 2 weeks without your doctor's advice.
Avoid taking other medications at the same time you take aluminum hydroxide. Antacids can make it harder for your body to absorb certain other drugs.
During pregnancy and breastfeeding is not recommended to use this medicine without your doctor's advice. ...