ACIDEX

Brand name authorized in: Ireland New Zealand United Kingdom

Active ingredients

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

1 Sodium bicarbonate
UNII 8MDF5V39QO - SODIUM BICARBONATE

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

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2 Alginic acid
UNII C269C4G2ZQ - SODIUM ALGINATE

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. Its colour ranges from white to yellowish-brown. It is sold in filamentous, granular or powdered forms.

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3 Calcium carbonate
UNII H0G9379FGK - 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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Medicine classification

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

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

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

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