ACTAL PLUS

Brand name authorized in: Hong Kong Singapore

Active ingredients

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

1 Sodium polyhydroxyaluminium monocarbonate hexitol complex
UNII JDN69ZV6XV - ALEXITOL SODIUM

Aluminium hydroxide is a slow-acting antacid. It is used to provide symptomatic relief in gastric hyperacidity. In addition, the antipeptic and demulcent activity of aluminium hydroxide helps to protect inflamed gastric mucosa against further irritation by gastric secretions.

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2 Magnesium hydroxide
UNII NBZ3QY004S - MAGNESIUM HYDROXIDE

Magnesium hydroxide is practically insoluble in water and solution is not effected until the hydroxide reacts with hydrochloric acid in the stomach to form magnesium chloride. Its neutralising action is almost equal to that of sodium bicarbonate. When the dose is in excess of that required to neutralise the acid the intragastric pH may reach pH 8 or 9. Acid rebound following magnesium hydroxide is clinically insignificant. Magnesium hydroxide has an indirect cathartic effect resulting from water retention in the intestinal lumen.

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3 Simethicone
UNII 92RU3N3Y1O - DIMETHICONE

Simethicone is a chemically inert, non-systemic gastric defoaming agent that works by altering the elasticity of interfaces of mucus-embedded bubbles in the gastrointestinal tract. The gas bubbles are thus broken down or coalesced and in this form gas is more easily eliminated through eructation or passing flatus.

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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
Ordinary salt combinations and antiflatulents
A Alimentary tract and metabolism → A02 Drugs for acid related disorders → A02A Antacids → A02AF Antacids with antiflatulents
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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)
HK
Department of Health Drug Office
Identifier(s): 49843
SG
Health Sciences Authority
Identifier(s): 07376P