Rocgel

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

Uses

What is Rocgel (aluminum hydroxide) used for?

Rocgel is commonly used for relieve heartburn and acid indigestion.

How should I take Rocgel (aluminum hydroxide)?

Drink a package when you feel pain.

Do not drink more than 6 packets a day.

Part drugs are packaged for direct consumption, not dilute pure.

How do I store Rocgel (aluminum hydroxide)?

Rocgel is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Rocgel in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Rocgel 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 Rocgel 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 Rocgel (aluminum hydroxide)?

Aluminium hydroxide should be used with caution in patients with stomach disorders and allergy to any ingredients of this drug.

Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

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

Side effects

What side effects can occur from Rocgel (aluminum hydroxide)?

The severe or irreversible adverse effects of aluminium hydroxide include

The sign after the acute overdosage of this drug is

  • Chronic constipation

The symptomatic adverse reactions produced by aluminium hydroxide are more or less tolerable and if they become severe, they can be treated symptomatically, these include

  • Diarrhea
  • 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 Rocgel (aluminum hydroxide)?

Rocgel 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:

·         Alfacalcidol

·         Azithromycin

·         Cefpodoxime

·         Chenodeoxycholic Acid

·         Chloroquine

·         Citric Acid

·         Deferasirox

·         Diacerein

·         Digoxin

·         Etidronate (Disodium)

·         Hydroxychloroquine (Sulphate)

·         Indomethacin

·         Ketoconazole

·         Meclofenamate

·         Norfloxacin

·         Olanzapine

·         Phenylbutazone

·         Prednisolone

·         Propranolol (HCl)

·         Pseudoephedrine (HCl)

·         Risedronate (Na)

·         Sodium Clodronate

·         Strontium ranelate

·         Strontium-89 Chloride

·         Tetracycline (HCl)

·         Calcitriol

·         Carbenoxolone (Na)

·         Ceftibuten

·         Chlordiazepoxide (HCl)

·         Cimetidine (HCl)

·         Clopidogrel

·         Deflazacort

·         Diflunisal

·         Ethambutol (HCl)

·         Fluoride

·         Iron Salts

·         Isoniazid

·         Levofloxacin

·         Naproxen

·         Ofloxacin

·         Oxethazaine

·         Ranitidine

·         Rifampicin

·         Zalcitabine

·         Tadalafil

·         Simethicone

·         Sodium Polystyrene Sulphonate

·         Sulfolax

·         Technetium Tc-99m Oxidronate

·         Thiamine HCl (Vitamin B1)

Does food or alcohol interact with Rocgel (aluminum hydroxide)?

Rocgel 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 Rocgel (aluminum hydroxide)?

Rocgel 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 Rocgel (aluminum hydroxide).

What is the dose of Rocgel (aluminum hydroxide) for an adult?

The recommended dose is

  • 600 mg, up to seven times /day
  • 250 to 1500 mg, 8 hourly
  • 500 to 1800 mg, 6 hourly

What is the dose of Rocgel (aluminum hydroxide) 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 Rocgel (aluminum hydroxide) available?

Rocgel is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:

  • Suspension
  • Oral; Aluminum Hydroxide 8.08 g

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 Rocgel, 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.

Review Date: February 18, 2017 | Last Modified: September 13, 2019

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