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Generic: aluminum hydroxide-magnesium carbonate
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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 CARBONATE (a LOO mi num hye DROX ide; mag NEE zee um KAR bon ate) 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 carbonate 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 medicine 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 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
  • delavirdine
  • gabapentin
  • isoniazid
  • medicines for fungal infections like itraconazole and ketoconazole
  • medicines for osteoporosis like alendronate, etidronate, risedronate and tiludronate
  • medicines for seizures like ethotoin and phenytoin
  • methenamine
  • phenothiazines like chlorpromazine, mesoridazine, prochlorperazine, thioridazine
  • quinidine
  • rosuvastatin
  • sotalol
  • tacrolimus
  • thyroid hormones like levothyroxine
  • vitamin D

               
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