Generic Name : Aluminum Hydroxide and Magnesium Hydroxide Pronunciation : a loo' mi num hye drox' ide -mag nee' zhum hye drox' ide Therapeutic Classification : Antacids ICD Code : Y53.1
India- Acirid, Aludrox MH Gel.
International- Gaviscon, Gelusil, Maalox, Mylanta, Wingel. Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This combination medication contains antacids, prescribed for preventing ulcers, heartburn relief, acid indigestion and stomach upsets. This medication neutralizes acid in the stomach. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications):
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
Dose is based on patientís condition. How it should be taken :
It comes as a chewable tablet and liquid to take by mouth. Warnings and Precautions :
* Caution should be exercised in patients with history of frequent alcohol use, severe loss of body water (dehydration/fluid restriction), kidney problems, during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Side Effects :
Diarrhea, constipation, loss of appetite, unusual tiredness and muscle weakness.
* Avoid excess dosage. Storage Conditions :
Store it at room temperature.
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