Albis

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Generic Name: Albis Brand Name(s): Generics only. No brands available.

Uses

What is Albis® used for?

Albis® is commonly used for treating certain conditions that cause your body to make too much stomach acid (e.g., Zollinger-Ellison syndrome). It is also used to treat ulcers of the small intestine that have not responded to other treatment. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

How should I take Albis®?

Use Albis® as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

Albis® is usually given as an injection at your doctor’s office, hospital, or clinic. If you will be using Albis® at home, a health care provider will teach you how to use it. Be sure you understand how to use Albis®.

Follow the procedures you are taught when you use a dose. Contact your health care provider if you have any questions.

Do not use Albis® if it contains particles, is cloudy or discolored, or if the vial is cracked or damaged. Keep this product, as well as syringes and needles, out of the reach of children and pets. Do not reuse needles, syringes, or other materials. Ask your health care provider how to dispose of these materials after use.

Follow all local rules for disposal. You may take antacids while you are using Albis® if you are directed to do so by your doctor.

Continue to use Albis® even if you feel well. Do not miss any doses.

How do I store Albis®?

Albis® is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Albis® in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Albis® that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.

You should not flush Albis® down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.

Precautions & warnings

What should I know before using Albis®?

Before using this drug, tell your doctor if:

  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because, while you are expecting or feeding a baby, you should only take medicines on the recommendation of a doctor.
  • You are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription, such as herbal and complementary medicines.
  • You have allergy with any of active or inactive ingredients of Albis® or other medications.
  • You have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.

Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

There isn’t enough information about the safety of using Albis® during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking Albis®.

Side effects

What side effects can occur from Albis®?

Stop using Albis® and get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop taking Albis® and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as: chest pain, fever, feeling short of breath, coughing up green or yellow mucus; easy bruising or bleeding, unusual weakness; fast or slow heart rate; problems with your vision; fever, sore throat, and headache with a severe blistering, peeling, and red skin rash; or nausea, stomach pain, low fever, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).

Less serious side effects may include: headache (may be severe); drowsiness, dizziness; sleep problems (insomnia); decreased sex drive, impotence, or difficulty having an orgasm; or swollen or tender breasts (in men); nausea, vomiting, stomach pain; or diarrhea or constipation.

Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Interactions

What drugs may interact with Albis®?

Albis® may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.

Does food or alcohol interact with Albis®?

Albis® may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.

What health conditions may interact with Albis®?

Albis® may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.

Dosage

The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using Albis®.

What is the dose of Albis® for an adult?

Usual Adult Dose for Duodenal Ulcer:

Oral: 150 mg 2 times a day, or 300 mg once a day after the evening meal or at bedtime.

Parenteral: 50 mg, IV or IM, every 6 to 8 hours.

Alternatively, a continuous IV infusion may be administered at a rate of 6.25 mg/hour over 24 hours.

Usual Adult Dose for Dyspepsia:

75 mg orally once daily (Over-the-counter) 30 to 60 minutes before meal. Dose may be increased to 75 mg twice daily.

Maximum duration of therapy if self-medicating is 14 days.

Usual Adult Dose for Duodenal Ulcer Prophylaxis:

150 mg orally once a day at bedtime.

Usual Adult Dose for Gastric Ulcer Maintenance:

150 mg orally once a day at bedtime.

Usual Adult Dose for Erosive Esophagitis:

Oral: Initial: 150 mg 4 times a day. Maintenance: 150 mg twice daily. Parenteral: 50 mg, IV or IM, every 6 to 8 hours.

Alternatively, a continuous IV infusion may be administered at a rate of 6.25 mg/hour over 24 hours.

Usual Adult Dose for Stress Ulcer Prophylaxis:

Parenteral: 50 mg, IV or IM, every 6 to 8 hours.

Alternatively, a continuous IV infusion may be administered at a rate of 6.25 mg/hour over 24 hours.

Titrate to maintain gastric pH >=4.0.

Usual Adult Dose for Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage:

Parenteral: 50 mg IV loading dose, followed by 6.25 mg/hr continuous IV infusion titrated to gastric pH >7.0 for treatment.

Usual Adult Dose for Surgical Prophylaxis:

Premedication in Thoracotomy to reduce GER: 150 mg orally 2 hours before surgery.

Usual Adult Dose for Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome:

Oral: 150 mg 2 times a day initially. Adjust dose to control gastric acid secretion. Doses up to 6 g per day have been used.

Parenteral: 1 mg/kg/hour administered as a continuous IV infusion to a maximum of 2.5 mg/kg/hour (infusion rates up to 220 mg/hour have been used).

Usual Adult Dose for Pathological Hypersecretory Conditions:

Oral: 150 mg 2 times a day initially. Adjust dose to control gastric acid secretion. Doses up to 6 g per day have been used.

Parenteral: 1 mg/kg/hour administered as a continuous IV infusion to a maximum of 2.5 mg/kg/hour (infusion rates up to 220 mg/hour have been used).

Usual Adult Dose for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease:

Oral: 150 mg twice daily. Parenteral: 50 mg, IV or IM, every 6 to 8 hours.

Usual Adult Dose for Gastric Ulcer:

Benign Gastric Ulcer – Oral: 150 mg twice a day. Parenteral: 50 mg, IV or IM, every 6 to 8 hours.

What is the dose of Albis® for a child?

Usual Pediatric Dose for Duodenal Ulcer:

1 month to 16 years: IV: 2 to 4 mg/kg/day divided every 6 to 8 hours. Maximum: 200 mg/day IV

Oral: Treatment: 4 to 8 mg/kg twice daily, every 12 hours

Maximum: 300 mg/day orally

Maintenance: 2 to 4 mg/kg/day orally once daily

Maximum: 150 mg/day orally

Usual Pediatric Dose for Gastric Ulcer:

1 month to 16 years: IV: 2 to 4 mg/kg/day divided every 6 to 8 hours. Maximum: 200 mg/day IV

Oral: Treatment: 4 to 8 mg/kg twice daily, every 12 hours

Maximum: 300 mg/day orally.

Maintenance: 2 to 4 mg/kg/day orally once daily.

Maximum: 150 mg/day orally

Usual Pediatric Dose for Duodenal Ulcer Prophylaxis:

1 month to 16 years: IV: 2 to 4 mg/kg/day divided every 6 to 8 hours.

Maximum: 200 mg/day

Oral: 2 to 4 mg/kg once daily, not to exceed 150 mg/24 hours.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Gastric Ulcer Maintenance:

1 month to 16 years: IV: 2 to 4 mg/kg/day divided every 6 to 8 hours.

Maximum: 200 mg/day

Oral: 2 to 4 mg/kg once daily, not to exceed 150 mg/24 hours.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease:

Neonatal: IV: 1.5 mg/kg IV as a loading dose followed 12 hours later with 1.5 to 2 mg/kg/day IV divided every 12 hours.

Alternatively, a continuous IV infusion may be administered at a rate of 0.04 to 0.08 mg/kg/hour (1 to 2 mg/kg/day) after a loading dose of 1.5 mg/kg has been given.

Continuous IV infusion: Loading dose: 1.5 mg/kg/dose, followed by 0.04 to 0.08 mg/kg/hour infusion (or 1 to 2 mg/kg/day).

Oral: 2 mg/kg/day divided into 2 doses, administered every 12 hours.

1 month to 16 years: IV: 2 to 4 mg/kg/day divided every 6 to 8 hours Maximum: 200 mg/day. Alternatively, an initial IV bolus dose of 1 mg/kg given once, followed by a constant IV infusion at a rate of 0.08 to 0.17 mg/kg/hour (2 to 4 mg/kg/day) may be administered.

Oral: 4 to 10 mg/kg/day administered in 2 divided doses, every 12 hours. Maximum: 300 mg orally day

Usual Pediatric Dose for Erosive Esophagitis:

1 month to 16 years: IV: 2 to 4 mg/kg/day divided every 6 to 8 hours.

Maximum: 200 mg/day. Alternatively, an initial IV bolus dose of 1 mg/kg given once, followed by a constant IV infusion at a rate of 0.08 to 0.17 mg/kg/hour (2 to 4 mg/kg/day) may be administered.

Oral: 4 to 10 mg/kg/day administered in 2 divided doses, every 12 hours. Maximum: 300 mg orally day

Usual Pediatric Dose for Dyspepsia:

Children greater than or equal to 12 years: 75 mg orally once 30 to 60 minutes before eating food or drinking beverages which cause heartburn.

Maximum: 150 mg/24 hours

Duration of therapy: Do not use for more than 14 days

How is Albis® available?

Albis® is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:

  • Tablet

What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?

In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of Albis®, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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Review Date: August 25, 2017 | Last Modified: September 3, 2017

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