The unique medicinal product Alka-Seltzer fights pain, fever and inflammation thanks to the high content of acetylsalicylic acid. The preparation in the form of convenient effervescent tablets will also help relieve the tiring symptoms of infection.
1 tablet contains the active substance 324 mg of acetylsalicylic acid and excipients: anhydrous citric acid, sodium bicarbonate, povidone 25, a mixture of dimethicone and calcium silicate (70%: 30%), a mixture of docusate sodium and sodium benzoate (85%: 15%), sodium saccharin, lime flavor, lemon flavor.
The active substance in Alka-Seltzer is acetylsalicylic acid, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. Its analgesic, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory action is based on blocking the activity of cyclooxygenase and thus inhibiting the synthesis of inflammatory mediators - prostaglandins, and reducing the synthesis of prostacyclins. The product is effective in relieving pain of mild and moderate intensity and in fighting fever accompanying a cold. The addition of sodium citrate alkalizes the excess hydrochloric acid in the stomach, thanks to which it has a protective effect.
Alka-Seltzer is recommended for relieving mild and moderate pains of various etiologies and as an adjunct in the treatment of symptoms of colds and flu.
Do not use: in case of hypersensitivity to any component of the drug, in people with hemorrhagic diathesis, in gastric or duodenal ulcer disease, in the case of severe renal, hepatic and heart failure, during pregnancy (especially in the last trimester), if there have been a history of bronchial asthma attacks , caused by the administration of salicylates or substances with a similar effect, especially non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, simultaneously with methotrexate in doses of 15 mg per week or more, in viral diseases (especially influenza and chickenpox) in children up to 12 years of age.
Gastrointestinal complaints (nausea, diarrhea, vomiting and slight gastrointestinal bleeding rarely leading to anemia) occur rarely. Occasionally, peptic ulcers may develop with bleeding and perforation. If you develop black tarry stools, stop taking the medicine and see your doctor. Hypersensitivity (such as attacks of breathlessness or skin reactions) is rare. Isolated cases of hepatic (elevated transaminase levels) and kidney disorders, low blood glucose levels and particularly severe skin reactions have been reported. 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 may damage it) and during lactation (acetylsalicylic acid passes into breast milk).
Use orally as a drink. Adults: dissolve 1-3 tablets in water, drink an effervescent liquid; children over 12 years of age: consult a doctor before taking the drug. 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.