ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE + MAGNESIUM HYDROXIDE + SIMETHICONE - Watsons Health

ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE + MAGNESIUM HYDROXIDE + SIMETHICONE

Aluminum Hydroxide and Magnesium Carbonate are antacids that work quickly to lower the acid in the stomach.

Simethicone is an orally administered anti-foaming agent used to reduce bloating, discomfort or pain caused by excessive gas — mainly swallowed air, with small amounts of hydrogen and methane— in the stomach or intestines.

Aluminum hydroxide, magnesium hydroxide, and simethicone is a combination medicine used to treat heartburn, acid indigestion, upset stomach, and bloating caused by gas.

You should not use aluminum hydroxide, magnesium hydroxide, and simethicone if you are allergic to it.

Ask a doctor or pharmacist if it is safe for you to take this medicine if you have:

  • kidney disease; or
  • if you are on a low-magnesium diet.

Do not use this medication without medical advice if you are pregnant or are breast-feeding a baby.

Do not give this medicine to a child younger than 12 years old without medical advice.

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using this product and call your doctor at once if you have:

  • bone pain, muscle weakness;
  • confusion, changes in your mental state, seizure (convulsions); or
  • pale skin, feeling light-headed or short of breath, rapid heart rate.

Precautions

Follow all directions on your medicine label and package. Tell each of your healthcare providers about all your medical conditions, allergies, and all medicines you use.

Avoid taking other medicines within 2 hours before or after you take this product. Some antacids can make it harder for your body to absorb certain medicines, especially antibiotics.

 

Interactions

Other drugs may interact with this product, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell each of your health care providers about all medicines you use now and any medicine you start or stop using.

In case of overdose, seek emergency medical attention or call the hospital immediately.

Available brand:

  • Maalox Plus (Sanofi-Aventis)

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