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Logo ALUKON GEL

SCHEDULING STATUS:
Not scheduled

PROPRIETARY NAME
(and dosage form):

ALUKON GEL

COMPOSITION:
Each 15 mL of suspension contains:
Compressed Aluminium Hydroxide Gel equivalent to Aluminium Oxide
630 mg
Preservatives:
Sodium Benzoate 0,5 % m/v
Chloramine T 0,04% m/v
PHARMACOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION:
A 11.4.1 Acid Neutralisers.

PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTION:
ALUKON GEL has antacid properties.

INDICATIONS:
ALUKON GEL is indicated as an antacid.

CONTRA-INDICATIONS:
Patients with renal failure. Sensitivity to any of the ingredients.

DOSAGE AND DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
Adults:
5 to 15 mL three to four times daily in half a glass of water or milk, or when required.
SHAKE WELL BEFORE USE.

SIDE EFFECTS AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS:
Aluminium hydroxide absorbs phosphates and excessive doses or normal doses with a low phosphate diet may lead to phosphate depletion with renal rickets or osteomalacia (a disease characterised by a gradual and painful softening and bending of the bones). ALUKON GEL may interfere with or reduce the absorption of anticholinergic medicines, barbiturates, digoxin, quinine, quinidine, warfarin, tetracyclines and vitamins.

KNOWN SYMPTOMS OF OVERDOSAGE AND PARTICULARS OF ITS TREATMENT:
Constipation, intestinal obstruction, renal rickets and osteomalacia (a disease characterised by a gradual and painful softening and bending of the bones). See further under "Side-effects and Special Precautions". Treatment is symptomatic and supportive.

IDENTIFICATION:
A white homogenous suspension with a slight peppermint flavour.

PRESENTATION:
200 mL amber glass bottles.

STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS:
Store in a cool place, below 25°C. Protect from light.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.

REFERENCE NUMBER
E 1404 (Act 101/1965)

NAME AND BUSINESS ADDRESS OF APPLICANT:
PHARMAKON MANUFACTURING LABORATORIES cc
P.O. Box 47021
Parklands
2121

Marketed and Distributed By:
ACUPHARM (Pty) Ltd
43 Richards Drive
Halfway House
1685

DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THIS PACKAGE INSERT:
28 August 1992 PE 1404/1


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