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Generic: aluminum hydroxide-magnesium trisilicate
It is used to relieve the symptoms of indigestion, heartburn, or gastroesophageal reflux disorder (GERD)
               



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What is this medicine?

ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE; MAGNESIUM TRISILICATE (a LOO mi num hye DROX ide; mag NEE zee um trye SILL i kate) is an antacid. It is used to relieve the symptoms of indigestion, heartburn, or gastroesophageal reflux disorder (GERD).

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • bowel, intestinal, or stomach disease
  • constipation
  • diarrhea
  • kidney disease
  • liver disease
  • on a sodium (salt) restricted diet
  • stomach bleeding or obstruction
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to aluminum hydroxide, magnesium trisilicate or other antacids, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

Take this medicine by mouth. Follow the directions on the label. Chew the tablets well so that foam forms in your mouth before swallowing. Do not suck on or crush the tablets. The protective foam will not form if you do this. After taking this medicine, drink a full glass of water. Antacids are usually taken after meals and at bedtime, or as directed by your doctor or health care professional. You should remain in an upright position for 1 to 2 hours after taking this medicine. Take your doses at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this medicine may be used in children as young as 12 years old for selected conditions, precautions do apply.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

  • antibiotics like ciprofloxacin, gatifloxacin, tetracycline
  • delavirdine
  • etidronate
  • gabapentin
  • heart medicines, such as digoxin or digitoxin
  • isoniazid
  • medicines for fungal infections like itraconazole, ketoconazole
  • medicines for osteoporosis like alendronate, etidronate, risedronate, tiludronate
  • medicines for seizures like ethotoin, phenytoin
  • methenamine
  • phenothiazines like chlorpromazine, mesoridazine, prochlorperazine, thioridazine
  • quinidine
  • rosuvastatin
  • sotalol
  • tacrolimus
  • thyroid hormones like levothyroxine
  • vitamin D

               
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