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



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What is this medicine?

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

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 hydroxide 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. Shake well before using. Use a specially marked spoon or container to measure your medicine. Ask your pharmacist if you do not have one. Household spoons are not accurate. Antacids are usually taken after meals and at bedtime or as directed by your doctor or health care professional. After taking the medication, drink a full glass of water. 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 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?

  • amphetamine
  • antibiotics
  • captopril
  • delavirdine
  • gabapentin
  • heart medicines, such as digoxin or digitoxin
  • hyoscyamine
  • iron salts
  • isoniazid
  • medicines for breathing difficulties like ipratropium and tiotropium
  • medicines for diabetes
  • medicines for fungal infections like itraconazole and ketoconazole
  • medicines for osteoporosis like alendronate, etidronate, risedronate and tiludronate
  • medicines for overactive bladder like oxybutinin and tolterodine
  • medicines for seizures like ethotoin and phenytoin
  • methenamine
  • mycophenolate
  • pancrelipase
  • penicillamine
  • phenothiazines like chlorpromazine, mesoridazine, prochlorperazine, thioridazine
  • quinidine
  • rosuvastatin
  • sodium fluoride
  • sodium polystyrene sulfonate
  • sotalol
  • sucralfate
  • tacrolimus
  • thyroid hormones like levothyroxine
  • ursodiol
  • vitamin D
  • zalcitabine

               
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