This brand name is authorized in Ireland, Malta, New Zealand, United Kingdom

Active ingredients

The drug ACIDEX contains a combination of these active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs):

1 Alginic acid

Alginic acid is a polysaccharide distributed widely in the cell walls of brown algae which is hydrophilic and forms a viscous gum when hydrated. Its salts with metals such as sodium and calcium are known as alginates. It is a significant component of the biofilms produced by the bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a major pathogen found in the lungs of some people who have cystic fibrosis. The biofilm and P. aeruginosa have a high resistance to antibiotics and are susceptible to inhibition by macrophages.

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2 Sodium bicarbonate

Sodium bicarbonate has antacid properties. Sodium bicarbonate causes neutralisation of gastric acid with the production of carbon dioxide.

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3 Calcium carbonate

Calcium carbonate releases, in a pH-dependent manner, calcium ions in the stomach. Calcium carbonate is widely used as antacid and extensively used as a dietary supplement.

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Medication package inserts

Below package inserts are available for further reading:

Title Information Source Document Type  
ACIDEX Oral suspension Health Products Regulatory Authority (IE) MPI, EU: SmPC

Medicine classification

This drug has been classified in the anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) classification system as follows:

ATC code Group title Classification
B05CB Salt solutions B Blood and blood forming organs → B05 Blood substitutes and perfusion solutions → B05C Irrigating solutions
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B05CB04 Sodium bicarbonate B Blood and blood forming organs → B05 Blood substitutes and perfusion solutions → B05C Irrigating solutions → B05CB Salt solutions
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Authorization and marketing

This drug has been assigned below unique identifiers within the countries it is being marketed:

Country Identification scheme Identifier(s)
Country: GB Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency Identifier(s): 30326, 354294, 93631
Country: IE Health Products Regulatory Authority Identifier(s): 10120, 10133
Country: MT Medicines Authority Identifier(s): AA1438/08001
Country: NZ Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Authority Identifier(s): 11285

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