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Aluminum Hydroxide and Magnesium Hydroxide - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

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Information about Aluminum Hydroxide and Magnesium Hydroxide

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, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y53.1 | Therapeutic Classification : Antacids
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Trade Names/Brand Names of Aluminum Hydroxide and Magnesium Hydroxide

India : 

International : 

Gaviscon, Gelusil, Maalox, Mylanta, Wingel
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Why is Aluminum Hydroxide and Magnesium Hydroxide 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.  
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When should Aluminum Hydroxide and Magnesium Hydroxide not be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Aluminum Hydroxide and Magnesium Hydroxide?

Dose is based on patient’s condition.

How should Aluminum Hydroxide and Magnesium Hydroxide be taken?

It comes as a chewable tablet and liquid to take by mouth.

What are the warnings and precautions for Aluminum Hydroxide and Magnesium Hydroxide?

• 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.

What are the side effects of Aluminum Hydroxide and Magnesium Hydroxide?

Diarrhea, constipation, loss of appetite, unusual tiredness and muscle weakness.

What are the other precautions for Aluminum Hydroxide and Magnesium Hydroxide?

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.

What are the storage conditions for Aluminum Hydroxide and Magnesium Hydroxide?

Store it at room temperature.



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