What is aluminium phosphate used for?
Aluminium phosphate is commonly used for the treatment of acute and chronic gastritis, gastro-duodenal ulcer, hiatal oesophageal hernia, gastroesophageal refux, and complications (oesophagitis), heartburn and indigestion due to overacidity.
How should I take aluminium phosphate?
For orally taken form, you should:
- Take aluminium phosphate bymouth as directed by your doctor concerning: dose, schedule.
- Shaking the sachet before taking aluminum phosphate.
- Read the label carefully before using aluminium phosphate.
- Consult your doctor for any information on the label that you do not clearly understand.
How do I store aluminium phosphate?
Aluminium phosphate is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store aluminium phosphate in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of aluminium phosphate 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 aluminium phosphate 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 aluminium phosphate?
Before using aluminium phosphate, tell your doctor if:
- You have allergic reaction to excipients using for dosage form containing aluminium phosphate.
- You have allergic reaction to any other medicines, foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals.
- You have used any other health conditions, drugs that have a risk of interaction with aluminium phosphate.
Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?
There isn’t enough information about the safety of using aluminium phosphate during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking aluminium phosphate.
What side effects can occur from aluminium phosphate?
As taking others medicines, taking aluminium phosphate can cause some side effects. Most of them are rarely occurring and do not need any supplementary treatment. However, it is always important for you to consult your doctor if you have any problem after taking this medicine.
Some of side effects are:
- Loss of appetite
- Unusual tiredness
- Muscle weakness
- Black/tarry stools
- Digestive tract irritation
- Mental/mood changes (e.g., confusion, deep sleep)
- Pain with urination
- Stomach/abdominal pain
- Vomit (that looks like coffee grounds)
- Allergic reaction, including rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing
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.
What drugs may interact with aluminium phosphate?
Aluminium phosphate 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.
Products may interact with this drug, including:
- Iron salt
Does food or alcohol interact with aluminium phosphate?
Aluminium phosphate 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 aluminium phosphate?
Aluminium phosphate 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, such as: renal impairment.
The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using aluminium phosphate.
What is the dose of aluminium phosphate for an adult?
Consult your doctor for information about dose of aluminium phosphate.
The recommended dose is 1 – 2 sachets, 2 – 3 times daily.
What is the dose of aluminium phosphate for a child?
The dosage has not been established in pediatric patients. It may be unsafe for your child. It is always important to fully understand the safety of the drug before using. Please consult with your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
How is aluminium phosphate available?
Aluminium phosphate is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:
- Sachet containing gel 12% of aluminum phosphate
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 aluminium phosphate, 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: February 12, 2017 | Last Modified: September 12, 2019