Product InformationRegistration Status: Active
ALU-TAB TABLET 600mg is approved to be sold in Singapore with effective from 1989-05-22. It is marketed by INOVA PHARMACEUTICALS (SINGAPORE) PTE LTD, with the registration number of SIN02930P.
This product contains Aluminium Hydroxide 600mg in the form of TABLET, FILM-COATED. It is approved for ORAL use.
This product is manufactured by Adcock Ingram Limited in INDIA.
It is an Over-the-counter Medicine that can be freely obtained from any retailer
Aluminum hydroxide is an inorganic salt used as an antacid. It is a basic compound that acts by neutralizing hydrochloric acid in gastric secretions. Subsequent increases in pH may inhibit the action of pepsin. An increase in bicarbonate ions and prostaglandins may also confer cytoprotective effects.
For relief of heartburn and acid indigestion.
Mechanism of Action
Aluminum hydroxide is a basic inorganic salt that acts by neutralizing hydrochloric acid in gastric secretions. Aluminum hydroxide is slowly solubilized in the stomach and reacts with hydrochloric acid to form aluminum chloride and water. It also inhibits the action of pepsin by increasing the pH and via adsorption. Cytoprotective effects may occur through increases in bicarbonate ion (HCO3-) and prostaglandins.
- Approximately 17-30% of the aluminum chloride formed is absorbed.
- Not metabolized.
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Source of information: Drugbank (External Link). Last updated on: 3rd July 18. *Trade Name used in the content below may not be the same as the HSA-registered product.