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Maalox Max Maximum Strength Antacid/Anti-Gas Liquid (Novartis Consumer)
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MAALOX Max® Maximum Strength Antacid/Anti-Gas, a balanced combination of magnesium and aluminum hydroxide plus simethicone, is an antacid/anti-gas product to provide symptomatic relief of acid indigestion, heartburn, sour stomach, upset stomach associated with these symptoms and relief of pressure and bloating commonly referred to as gas.
To provide symptomatic relief of hyperacidity plus alleviation of gas symptoms, each teaspoonful contains:
Uses: For the relief of
Ask a doctor before use if you have · kidney disease · a magnesium-restricted diet.
Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are taking a prescription drug. Antacids may interact with certain prescription drugs.
Stop use and ask a doctor if symptoms last for more than 2 weeks
Keep out of reach of children.
Inactive Ingredients: butylparaben, carboxymethylcellulose sodium, D&C Yellow #10 (Lemon Flavor only), flavor, hypromellose, microcrystalline cellulose, potassium citrate, propylparaben, purified water, saccharin sodium, sorbitol.
To aid in establishing proper dosage schedules, the following information is provided:
As an antacid for symptomatic relief of hyperacidity associated with the diagnosis of peptic ulcer, gastritis, peptic esophagitis, gastric hyperacidity, or hiatal hernia. As an antiflatulent to alleviate the symptoms of gas, including postoperative gas pain.
Prolonged use of aluminum-containing antacids in patients with renal failure may result in or worsen dialysis osteomalacia. Elevated tissue aluminum levels contribute to the development of the dialysis encephalopathy and osteomalacia syndromes. Small amounts of aluminum are absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract and renal excretion of aluminum is impaired in renal failure. Aluminum is not well removed by dialysis because it is bound to albumin and transferrin, which do not cross dialysis membranes. As a result, aluminum is deposited in bone, and dialysis osteomalacia may develop when large amounts of aluminum are ingested orally by patients with impaired renal function.
Aluminum forms insoluble complexes with phosphate in the gastrointestinal tract, thus decreasing phosphate absorption. Prolonged use of aluminum-containing antacids by normophosphatemic patients may result in hypophosphatemia if phosphate intake is not adequate. In its more severe forms, hypophosphatemia can lead to anorexia, malaise, muscle weakness, and osteomalacia.
Advantages: In addition to the fast acting antacid ingredients, Aluminum Hydroxide and Magnesium Hydroxide, MAALOX Max® Maximum Strength Antacid/Antigas contains the powerful antigas ingredient, simethicone, to provide concurrent fast relief from discomfort associated with gas.
MAALOX MAX® MAXIMUM STRENGTH