Sugel Side effects

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What are the possible side effects of Sugel?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Stop using Sugel gluconate and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

Continue taking Sugel gluconate and talk to your doctor if you have any of these less serious side effects:

Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome.

Side effects of Sugel in details

A side effect of any drug can be defined as the unwanted or undesired effect produced by the drug. The side effect can be major or in few medications minor that can be ignored. Side effects not only vary from drug to drug, but it also depends on the dose of the drug, the individual sensitivity of the person, brand or company which manufactures it. If side effects overweigh the actual effect of the medicine, it may be difficult to convince the patient to take the drug. Few patients get specific side effects to specific drugs; in that case, a doctor replaces the drug with another. If you feel any side effect and it troubles you, do not forget to share with your healthcare practitioner.

Diarrhoea and bowel discomfort, due to the release of carbon dioxide caused by both Sugel carbonate and sodium bicarbonate.

Excessive administration of Sugel leads to the development of hypermagnesaemia, especially in renal insufficiency. Symptoms of hypermagnesaemia may include flushing of the skin, thirst, hypotension due to peripheral vasodilation, drowsiness, confusion, loss of tendon reflexes due to neuromuscular blockade, muscle weakness, respiratory depression, cardiac arrhythmias, coma, and cardiac arrest. Sugel carbonate and Sugel trisilicate may interfere with the absorption of other medicines when taken concomitantly. Administration of sodium bicarbonate by mouth can cause stomach cramps and flatulence.

Excessive administration of sodium bicarbonate may lead to metabolic alkalosis, especially in patients with impaired renal function. Symptoms may include shortness of breath, muscle weakness (associated with potassium depletion), and mental disturbances such as restlessness, convulsions, and coma. Muscle hypertonicity, twitching, and tetany may develop especially in hypocalcaemic patients due to increased protein binding and renal reabsorption of calcium. Excessive doses may also lead to sodium overloading and hyperosmolality. Sodium excess may result in hypernatraemia, a rise in extracellular concentration or in too much sodium and water in the body without change in extracellular concentration.

Retention of sodium leads to the accumulation of extracellular fluid (oedema) which may affect the cerebral, pulmonary or peripheral circulations.

What is the most important information I should know about Sugel?

Sugel contraindications

Contraindication can be described as a special circumstance or a disease or a condition wherein you are not supposed to use the drug or undergo particular treatment as it can harm the patient; at times, it can be dangerous and life threatening as well. When a procedure should not be combined with other procedure or when a medicine cannot be taken with another medicine, it is called Relative contraindication. Contraindications should be taken seriously as they are based on the relative clinical experience of health care providers or from proven research findings.

Sensitivity to any of the ingredients; patients with renal impairment and acute dehydration.


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