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Aluminum hydroxide either alone or in combination with some other drugs is used to treat heartburn, upset or sour stomach, peptic ulcer and related pain, gastro esophageal reflux disease (GERD). It is also used in patients with kidney problems to reduce phosphate levels. Simethicone is used to relieve painful pressure, hiccups, bloating and fullness caused by excess gas in the stomach and intestines in adults as well as in children. Magnesium hydroxide is used to relieve the symptoms of indigestion, heartburn, constipation and excess acid.
How it works
Aluminum hydroxide belongs to a class of medication call antacids. It acts by neutralizing the acids released in the stomach thus treating the above mentioned conditions. Simethicone belongs to class of medications called surface active substances. It is an antifoaming agents and works by acting on inner lining of intestine and allowing gas bubbles to come together more easily helping to release trapped wind. Magnesium hydroxide is an alkali belongs to class of medications called antacids. It works by neutralizing the acid in the stomach and by stimulating the bowels to move.
Common side effects
Muscle discomfort, Loss of appetite or constipation, Coughing blood or extreme drowsiness., Allergic reactions like swelling of face, Black or bloody stools, Unusual tiredness, Mouth, Pain while urinating, Confusion, Tongue or throat
Very less data available about side effects of simethicone. however, Other ingredients of the medicine may cause allergic effects.
Slow reflexes, Flushing of skin, Nausea, Thirst, Bradycardia., Vomiting, Vomiting. in renal impairment hypomagnesaemia resulting in loss of deep tendon reflexes and respiratory depression with other symptoms including nausea, Drowsiness, Diarrhea, Severe allergic reactions, Loss of appetite, Hypotension, Muscle weakness
Do not take aluminum hydroxide if you are allergic to aluminum hydroxide or any of the other ingredient of this tablet or syrup especially sucrose.
Do not take this tablet two hours before or after any medication.
Consult your doctor before taking aluminum hydroxide : if you have a history of hypertension or heart problem; kidney stones or any kidney disease; severe constipation; gastrointestinal bleeding; or dehydration.
Avoid using aluminum hydroxide if you have alcohol addiction or take alcohol frequently.
Consult your doctor before taking aluminum hydroxide if you are pregnant or breast-feeding if you are taking antibiotics, heart medication, arthritis medication, anti-pain medication or iron supplements.
Frequently asked questions
Q. How does aluminium hydroxide work?
Aluminum hydroxide belongs to a class of medication call antacids. It acts by neutralizing the acids released in the stomach thus treating irritation of stomach lining.
Q. Is aluminium hydroxide an alkali/ weak base/strong base/amphoteric?
Aluminium hydroxide is a strong base and is amphoteric.
Q. Is aluminium hydroxide safe?
Aluminium hydroxide is safe when taken for an indication and at a dose strictly instructed by your doctor.
Q. Is aluminium hydroxide safe in pregnancy?
There are no studies in pregnant women showing safety of this drug. Inform your doctor immediately if you find that you are pregnant while taking the drug and follow the doctor’s instructions clearly as to further use.
Q. Is aluminium hydroxide known to cause Alzheimer’s?
Aluminium hydroxide was thought to be associated with neurological symptoms. Studies clearly show that aluminum hydroxide does not cause neurological symptoms and thus does not cause Alzheimer’s.