Medicinal Products

ALKA SELTZER 324 mg

Generic drug of the therapeutic class: Analgesics
active ingredients: Acetylsalicylic acid
laboratory: Bayer Healthcare

Effervescent tablet
Box of 20
All forms

Indication

Symptomatic treatment of mild to moderate pain and / or febrile conditions.

Dosage ALKA SELTZER 324 mg Effervescent tablet Box of 20

Administration mode

Oral way.

Drink immediately after complete dissolution of the effervescent tablet in a large glass of water.

Dosage

This presentation is reserved for adults and children from 20 kg (approximately from 6 years).

In children, it is imperative to respect the dosages defined according to the weight of the child and to choose a suitable presentation. Approximate ages by weight are given for information.

The recommended daily dose of acetylsalicylic acid is approximately 60 mg / kg / day, divided into 4 or 6 doses, approximately 15 mg / kg every 6 hours or 10 mg / kg every 4 hours.

For children weighing 20 to 26 kg (approximately 6 to 10 years), the dosage is 1 unit per dose, to be renewed if necessary after 6 hours, without exceeding 4 units per day.

For children weighing 27 to 36 kg (approximately 8 to 12 years), the dosage is 1 unit per dose, to be renewed if necessary after 4 hours, without exceeding 6 units per day .

For children weighing 37 to 50 kg (approximately 11 to 15 years), the dosage is 2 units per dose, to be renewed if necessary after 6 hours, without exceeding 8 units per day .

For adults and children weighing more than 50 kg (starting at about 15 years of age): the maximum recommended daily dose is 3 g aspirin or 9 units per day.

The usual dosage is 2 units at 324 mg, to be renewed if necessary after at least 4 hours, without exceeding 9 units per day.

For older subjects :

The maximum recommended daily dosage is 2 g of aspirin, or 6 units per day. The usual dosage is 1 unit at 324 mg, to be renewed if necessary after at least 4 hours, without exceeding 6 units per day .

Frequency of administration

Systematic catches prevent pain or fever oscillations:

The intakes should be regularly spaced, including at night, preferably 6 hours, and at least 4 hours: comply with the dosage specified above.

Duration of the treatment

The patient should be informed not to use acetylsalicylic acid more than 3 days in case of fever and 5 days in case of pain without the advice of a doctor or dentist.

Against indications

This medicine is CONTRAINDICATED in the following situations:

Hypersensitivity to acetylsalicylic acid or to any of the excipients,

· History of asthma caused by salicylates or substances of similar activity, including nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs,

· Pregnancy beyond 24 weeks of amenorrhea (5 months) for doses greater than 100 mg per day (see section on Pregnancy and lactation ),

· Evolving gastroduodenal ulcer,

· Any constitutional or acquired haemorrhagic disease,

· Haemorrhagic risk,

· Severe liver failure,

· Severe renal insufficiency,

· Severe uncontrolled heart failure,

· In combination with methotrexate at doses greater than 20 mg / week (see section 4.5 ), and for anti-inflammatory doses ≥ 1 g per dose and / or ≥ 3 g per day) or for analgesic or antipyretic doses ≥ 500 mg per dose and / or <3 g per day),

· Combination with oral anticoagulants for anti-inflammatory doses of acetylsalicylic acid (≥1 g per dose and / or ≥3 g daily), or for analgesic or antipyretic doses (≥500 mg per dose and / or <3 g per day) in a patient with a history of peptic ulcer (see section Interactions with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction ).

Alka Seltzer side effects

· Gastrointestinal effects:

o abdominal pain,

o obvious digestive haemorrhages (hematemesis, melena ...) or occult, responsible for iron deficiency anemia. These haemorrhages are all the more frequent as the dosage is higher,

o gastric ulcers and perforations.

· Effects on the central nervous system:

o headache, vertigo,

o feeling of decreased hearing,

o tinnitus,

which are usually the mark of an overdose.

· Hematological effects:

o haemorrhagic syndromes (epistaxis, gingivorragia, purpura, ...) with increased bleeding time. This action persists for 4 to 8 days after stopping acetylsalicylic acid. It can create a hemorrhagic risk, in case of surgical intervention.

· Hypersensitivity reaction:

o urticaria, skin reactions, anaphylactic reactions, asthma, Quincke's edema.

· Reye's syndrome in children (see Warnings and precautions for use ).

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