Alternagel

Name: Alternagel

Dosing & Uses

Dosage Forms & Strengths

oral suspension

  • 320mg/5mL

Antacid

5-30 mL PO between meals and HS or as directed

Peptic Ulcer Disease

5-30 mL between meals and HS or as directed

Hyperphosphatemia

300-600 mg PO 3 times/day between meals and HS

Dosage Forms & Strengths

oral suspension

  • 320mg/5mL

Hyperphosphatemia

50-150 mg/kg/day PO divided q4-6hr; titrate dose to keep phosphorus within normal range

Adverse Effects

Frequency Not Defined

Nausea

Vomiting

Rebound hyperacidity

Aluminum-intoxication

Hypophosphatemia

Chalky taste

Constipation

Fecal impaction

Stomach cramps

Milk-alkali syndrome

Osteomalacia

Warnings

Contraindications

Hypersensitivity to aluminum salts

Cautions

Aluminum toxicity may occur in renal failure patients

Hypophosphatemia may occur

Use caution in patients with heart failure, cirrhosis, edema, or renal failure

Will bind calcium if given at same time

Elderly may be predisposed to fecal impaction

Use caution in patients who have recently suffered massive gastrointestinal hemorrhage

Administration

Oral Administration

Drink plenty of water following dose

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