Aluminum Hydroxide and Magnesium Hydroxide - Drug Information

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Generic Name : Aluminum Hydroxide and Magnesium Hydroxide

Pronunciation : a loo' mi num hye drox' ide -mag nee' zhum hye drox' ide

Latest prescription information about Aluminum Hydroxide and Magnesium Hydroxide. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y53.1 | Therapeutic Classification : Antacids

Trade Names/Brand Names : 

India : 

International : 

Gaviscon, Gelusil, Maalox, Mylanta, Wingel

Why it is prescribed : 

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): 

Hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category :


A B C D X

Category N :

Not yet classified.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications): 

Dose is based on patient’s 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.

Other Precautions : 

Avoid excess dosage. Not to be taken at the same time with other drugs as they may impair absorption of other drugs. Antacids may damage the enteric coating which is designed to avoid drug dissolution in the stomach.

Storage Conditions : 

Store it at room temperature.


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