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The Question: Is magnesium alginate
plus simethicone an effective treatment of gastroesophageal reflux (GER) in infants?
He had been using syrups containing the active ingredient including sodium alginate, magnesium alginate
and domperidone for four months with a diagnosis of gastroesophageal reflu disease (GER).
These alginate salts make up between 20 and 60% of the dry matter of the algae and take the form of different compounds including sodium alginate, calcium alginate, and magnesium alginate
. The physical and chemical properties of alginates are nowadays being increasingly investigated and the polymer composition of this natural molecule is increasingly being understood to have a structural function within the cell walls and intercellular mucilage of seaweed 21].