| DRUGS INDEX | MANUFACTURERS INDEX | HEALTH | ANATOMY | GEOGRAPHY | USA STATISTICS | CHINA STATISTICS | JOBS |

Maalox Regular Strength Antacid/Antigas Liquid (Novartis Consumer)

Custom Search
  • Description
  • Warnings
  • Dosage and Administration
  • Description (2)
  • Indications and Usage
  • Warnings (2)
  • How Supplied

    - Drugs index
    - Manufacturers
    - Feedback

  • Liquids

    • Cooling Mint
    • Smooth Cherry

    DESCRIPTION

    Maalox® Antacid/Anti-Gas, a balanced combination of magnesium and aluminum hydroxide plus simethicone, is an Antacid/Anti-Gas product to provide relief of acid indigestion, heartburn, sour stomach, upset stomach associated with these symptoms, and relief of pressure and bloating commonly referred to as gas.

    Drug Facts
    Active
    Ingredients
    Maalox
    Suspension
    5 mL teaspoon
    Purpose
    Aluminum
    hydroxide
    (equivalent to dried gel, USP)
    200 mg Antacid
    Magnesium
    hydroxide
    200 mg Antacid
    Simethicone
      20 mg Antigas

    Uses:    For the relief of

    • acid indigestion
    • heartburn
    • sour stomach
    • upset stomach associated with these symptoms
    • bloating and pressure commonly referred to as gas

    WARNINGS

    Ask a doctor before use if you have · kidney disease · are on 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.

    DIRECTIONS

    • shake well before using
    • Adults/children 12 years and older: take 2 to 4 teaspoonsful four times a day or as directed by a physician
    • do not take more than 16 teaspoonsful in 24 hours or use the maximum dosage for more than 2 weeks.
    • Children under 12 years: consult a physician

    Other Information:

    • each teaspoonful contains: magnesium 85 mg
    • store at controlled room temperature 20-25°C (68-77°F)
    • protect from freezing
    • does not meet USP requirements for preservative effectiveness

    Inactive Ingredients:    butylparaben, carboxymethylcellulose sodium, flavor, hypromellose, microcrystalline cellulose, propylparaben, purified water, saccharin sodium, sorbitol.

    Maalox® Suspension
    Per 2 Tsp. (10 mL)
    (Minimum Recommended Dosage)
      Acid neutralizing
       capacity
    19.4 mEq

    PROFESSIONAL LABELING
    INDICATIONS

    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.

    WARNINGS

    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® Regular Strength Antacid/Antigas contains the powerful antigas ingredient, simethicone, to provide concurrent fast relief from discomfort associated with gas.

    HOW SUPPLIED

    Maalox® Regular Strength Cooling Mint Suspension is available in plastic bottles of 5 oz. (148 mL), 12 oz. (355 mL) and 26 oz. (769 mL)

    Maalox® Regular Strength Smooth Cherry Suspension is available in plastic bottles of 12 oz. (355 mL)













    - To bookmark this page (add it to your favorites), please click the image to the left.
    - If you wish to link to this page, you can do so by referring to the URL address below this line.

    https://theodora.com/drugs/maalox_regular_strength_antacidantigas_liquid_novartis_consumer.html

    This page was last modified 30-JUN-07
    Copyright © 1995-2007 ITA all rights reserved.
    CTR070611