Aluminum Hydroxide and Magnesium Hydroxide Suspension

Name: Aluminum Hydroxide and Magnesium Hydroxide Suspension

Uses of Aluminum Hydroxide and Magnesium Hydroxide Suspension

  • It is used to treat heartburn and upset stomach.
  • It may be given to you for other reasons. Talk with the doctor.

How is this medicine (Aluminum Hydroxide and Magnesium Hydroxide Suspension) best taken?

Use this medicine as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.

  • Take aluminum hydroxide and magnesium hydroxide suspension after meals and at bedtime or as you have been told by your doctor.
  • Shake well before use.
  • Measure liquid doses carefully. Use the measuring device that comes with this medicine. If there is none, ask the pharmacist for a device to measure aluminum hydroxide and magnesium hydroxide suspension.

What do I do if I miss a dose?

  • If you take this medicine on a regular basis, take a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
  • If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time.
  • Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.
  • Many times aluminum hydroxide and magnesium hydroxide suspension is taken on an as needed basis. Do not take more often than told by the doctor.

What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?

WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:

  • Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.

What are some other side effects of Aluminum Hydroxide and Magnesium Hydroxide Suspension?

All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:

  • Hard stools (constipation).
  • Loose stools (diarrhea).

These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

How do I store and/or throw out Aluminum Hydroxide and Magnesium Hydroxide Suspension?

  • Store at room temperature.
  • Store in a dry place. Do not store in a bathroom.
  • Do not freeze.
  • Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
  • Check with your pharmacist about how to throw out unused drugs.
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