1 tablet contains active substance 324mg aspirin and auxiliary substances: anhydrous citric acid, sodium bicarbonate, povidone 25, a mixture of dimethicone and calcium silicate (70%: 30%), a mixture of sodium docusate and sodium benzoate (85%: 15%) , sodium saccharin, the aroma of lime, lemon flavor.
The active ingredient in Alka-Seltzer drug is aspirin, which belongs to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Its analgesic, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory effects by blocking the activity of cyclooxygenase, thus inhibiting the formation of inflammatory mediators - prostaglandin synthesis and reducing prostacyclin. The product is effective in relieving the pain of low and medium intensity and combating fever accompanying cold. The addition of sodium citrate alkaline with an excess of hydrochloric acid in the stomach, so it acts protectively.
Alka-Seltzer recommended for relieving low and medium pain of various etiologies and supports treatment of symptoms of colds and flu.
Do not use in case of hypersensitivity to any component of the drug in patients with bleeding diathesis, a stomach ulcer or duodenal ulcer, in the case of severe renal insufficiency, liver and heart, pregnant (especially in the last trimester), if a history of seizures asthma, caused by administration of salicylates or substances with similar effect, especially non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs concomitantly with methotrexate in doses of 15mg per week or greater, in viral diseases (especially influenza and chickenpox) in children up to 12 years.
Rarely are symptoms of the gastrointestinal tract (nausea, diarrhea, vomiting and minor gastrointestinal bleeding, rarely leading to anemia).Sometimes it can develop peptic ulcer bleeding and perforation. If you experience black, tarry stools, discontinue the drug and consult a doctor. Rarely hypersensitivity reactions (eg in the form. Attacks of breathlessness or skin reactions). Isolated cases of abnormal liver function (increased transaminases) and kidneys, lowering blood glucose and skin reactions with particularly severe. Dizziness and tinnitus, especially in children and the elderly, may be symptoms of overdose.
Do not use during pregnancy (acetylsalicylic acid penetrates into the body of the fetus and can damage it) and during lactation (acetylsalicylic acid is excreted into breast milk).
Apply orally in the form of a beverage. Adults: 1-3 tablets dissolve in water, fizzy drink liquid; children over 12 years: taking consult your doctor. If necessary, the dose may be repeated up to 3 times a day every 4-8 hours. Do not exceed the maximum daily dose of 3 tablets. Do not use without consulting a doctor for more than 3-5 days.