Dosing & Uses
Dosage Forms & Strengths
aluminum hydroxide/magnesium carbonate
Gastric Hyperacidity, Heartburn
Extra Strength Tablets: Chew 2-4 tablets PO q6hr PRN; not to exceed 16 tablets/day
Extra Strength Suspension: 15-30 mL PO q6hr PRN; not to exceed 80 mL/day
Regular Strength Suspension: 15-30 mL PO q6hr PRN; not to exceed 120 mL/day
Safety & efficacy not established
Serious - Use Alternative
Significant - Monitor Closely
Frequency Not Defined
- Chalky taste
- Fecal impaction
- Stomach cramps
- Aluminum intoxication
Magnesium restricted diet
May increase or decrease rate and/or degree of absorption of concomitantly administered oral drugs by changing GI transit time, pH, or by cationic binding
Pregnancy & Lactation
Pregnancy Category: C
Lactation: Unknown whether distributed in breast milk
A:Generally acceptable. Controlled studies in pregnant women show no evidence of fetal risk.
B:May be acceptable. Either animal studies show no risk but human studies not available or animal studies showed minor risks and human studies done and showed no risk.
C:Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done.
D:Use in LIFE-THREATENING emergencies when no safer drug available. Positive evidence of human fetal risk.
X:Do not use in pregnancy. Risks involved outweigh potential benefits. Safer alternatives exist.
NA:Information not available.
Mechanism of Action
Neutralizes gastric acidity by increasing gastric pH