Almax is a drug belonging to the group of antacids, normally used to reduce the impact produced by excess gastric acids. Its active ingredient is Almagato, a chemical compound that is also used to treat gastritis, hyperchlorhydria, dyspepsia, esophagitis, hiatal hernia, gastric ulcer and as an aid in duodenal ulcer.

It works by inhibiting active pepsin and neutralizing all bile acids; It is generally quite effective, but if it is administered in combination with other medications or the times of ingestion are very close, it may not be completely absorbed or, on the contrary, its toxicity increases due to not being able to expel the processed remains of the drug due to alkalinization of the urine. It is not recommended to be administered during pregnancy or lactation, since there is a possibility that it affects the development of the fetus or the composition of breast milk (it may contain traces of the drug). If hypersensitivity to the active substance or to any of the additional components occurs, its use is also not recommended.

Adverse reactions are not very serious and are transient, as they occur in diarrhea, which disappears after stopping treatment. People who suffer from kidney failure, due to the risk of the accumulation of aluminum and magnesium ions; people with low-phosphorus diets or absorption problems should not consume it. The prescribing physician should be informed if any significant change in the body’s behavior occurs (internal bleeding, hematemesis).

Regarding the dosage, in the case of tablets, the recommended dose is 1g (two tablets), three times a day, approximately 1 hour after the main meals; for suspensions, 1 tablespoon of 7.5 ml is administered, 3 times a day, 1 hour after eating meals. The dose prescribed for the elderly cannot be changed, but children should take half the recommended dose for adults.