NEVIGEL Suspension

Each 5 ml contains

  • Magaldrate 400 mg
  • Simethicone 20 mg

DESCRIPTION

Magaldrate/simethicone suspension is an antacid and antiflatulent combination. The antacid works by neutralizing stomach acid and increasing the pH of the stomach. The antiflatulent works by breaking up gas bubbles, which makes gas easier to eliminate.Magaldrate is a hydroxymagnesium aluminate complex that is converted rapidly in gastric acid to Mg(OH)2 and Al(OH)3, which are absorbed poorly and thus provide a sustained antacid effect.

Simethicone is an anti-foaming agent that decreases the surface tension of gas bubbles, causing them to combine into larger bubbles in the stomach that can be passed more easily. Simethicone does not reduce or prevent the formation of gas in the digestive tract, rather, it increases the rate at which it exits the body. However, simethicone can relieve pain caused by gas in the intestines by decreasing foaming, which then allows for easier passing of flatulence.

INDICATIONS

NEVIGEL Suspension is indicated to relieve symptoms of dyspepsia, heartburn, acid indigestion, sour stomach, gastroesophageal reflux and hiatal hernia. It is also prescribed in hyperacidity associated with peptic ulcers, gastritis and esophagitis. Magaldrate may be given to children if necessary. Also indicated for the relief of flatulence, abdominal distension and windy colic.

DOSAGE & ADMINISTRATION

2-4 teaspoonfuls after 20-60 minutes of meal and before sleep or on the basis of physician’s prescription.

CONTRAINDICATIONS

Magaldrate is contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity to magnesium and aluminium. It is also contraindicated in patients with impaired renal functions.

PRECAUTIONS

Caution should be exercised in decreased kidney function, hypophosphataemia and weak people.

ADVERSE EFFECTS

GI side-effects are uncommon. Occasionally, if excessive amount is consumed, diarrhea, constipation or regurgitation may occur.

PREGNANCY & LACTATON

The safety of Magaldrate+Simethicone is unknown and may or may not be harmful to an unborn fetus. Magaldrate+Simethicone may pass through breast milk. Nursing mothers should consult a healthcare provider before taking Magaldrate+Simethicone suspension.

PRESENTATION

NEVIGEL Suspension is available as a suspension. Every 5 ml contains Magaldrate 400 mg and Simethicone 20 mg. The total content in each bottle is 170 ml.

CAUTION

The medical information on this site is provided as an information resource only, and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes. This information is not intended to be patient education, does not create any patient-physician relationship, and should not be used as a substitute for professional diagnosis and treatment. Please note it is dangerous to take any medication without doctor’s prescription or professional advice from a registered health practitioner. Always follow the instructions of physician / doctor / registered medical practitioner before using any medicine. Do not exceed the recommended dosage. Keep all medicines away from your children. Store as recommended. Please consult your health care provider, before making any healthcare decisions or for guidance about a specific medical condition. The allopathic medicine as per the law in India must be sold by retail pharmacies holding valid trading drug license only.

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