Highlights for aluminum-hydroxide-magnesium-trisilicate
aluminum-hydroxide-magnesium-trisilicate Side Effects
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
- allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
- bone or joint aches and pains
- confusion or irritability
- loss of appetite
- nausea, vomiting
- unusually weak or tired
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
- chalky taste
aluminum-hydroxide-magnesium-trisilicate May Interact with Other Medications
- antibiotics like ciprofloxacin, gatifloxacin, tetracycline
- heart medicines, such as digoxin or digitoxin
- medicines for fungal infections like itraconazole, ketoconazole
- medicines for osteoporosis like alendronate, etidronate, risedronate, tiludronate
- medicines for seizures like ethotoin, phenytoin
- phenothiazines like chlorpromazine, mesoridazine, prochlorperazine, thioridazine
- thyroid hormones like levothyroxine
- vitamin D
How to Use aluminum-hydroxide-magnesium-trisilicate
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.
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
- bowel, intestinal, or stomach disease
- 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
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.
Tell your doctor or healthcare professional if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse. Do not treat yourself for stomach problems with this medicine for more than one week. See a doctor if you have black tarry stools, rectal bleeding, or if you feel unusually tired. Do not change to another antacid product without advice.
If you are taking other medicines, leave an interval of at least 2 hours before or after taking this medicine.
To help reduce constipation, drink several glasses of water a day.
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Protect from light and moisture. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.
What does the pill look like?
Gaviscon, 20mg, 80mg
aluminum-hydroxide-magnesium-trisilicate, Rugby Laboratories a Division of The Harvard Drug Group, LLC, 20mg, 80mg
aluminum-hydroxide-magnesium-trisilicate, Ivax Corporation a Division of Teva USA, 20mg, 80mg
Last Updated: March 11, 2009