aluminum hydroxide/magnesium trisilicate (OTC)

Brand and Other Names:Gaviscon Regular Strength Tablets
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Dosing & Uses

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Dosage Forms & Strengths

aluminum hydroxide/magnesium trisilicate

tablet, chewable

  • 80mg/14.2mg
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Gastric Hyperacidity, Heartburn

Regular Strength Tablets: Chew 2-4 tablets PO q6hr PRN; not to exceed 16 tablets/day

Safety & efficacy not established

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            Adverse Effects

            Aluminum hydroxide

            Frequency Not Defined

            • Chalky taste
            • Constipation
            • Fecal impaction
            • Stomach cramps
            • Nausea
            • Vomiting
            • Aluminum intoxication
            • Hypomagnesemia
            • Hypophosphatemia
            • Osteomalacia

            Magnesium Trisilicate

            Frequency Not Defined

            • Diarrhea
            • Hypermagnesemia
            • Nausea
            • Vomiting
            • Headache
            • Dizziness
            • Lethargy
            • Drowsiness
            • Lightheadedness
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            Warnings

            Contraindications

            Hypersensitivity

            Cautions

            Tinnitus or hearing impairment may reflect toxicity

            Caution in renal failure

            Caution in 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

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            Pregnancy & Lactation

            Pregnancy Category: C

            Lactation: Unknown whether distributed in breast milk

            Pregnancy Categories

            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.

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            Pharmacology

            Mechanism of Action

            Neutralizes gastric acidity by increasing gastric pH

            Pharmacokinetics

            Aluminum hydroxide

            • Excretion: Urine (5%); feces (95%)

            Magnesium trisilicate

            • Excretion: Urine (30%); feces (70%)
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