BRAND NAME(S): Alternagel, Amphojel Medication Uses | How To Use | Side Effects | Precautions | Drug Interactions | Overdose | Notes | Missed Dose | Storage USES: This medication is used to treat the symptoms of too much stomach acid such as stomach upset, heartburn, and acid indigestion.
Aluminum hydroxide and magnesium hydroxide are antacids used in combination to relieve the symptoms of stomach problems and mild digestive issues, such as duodenal ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disorder (GERD), heartburn, and indigestion. In its prescription form, it is marketed under the brand name Mintox.
Some antacids contain ingredients that can cause diarrhea, such as magnesium, or constipation, such as aluminum. Examples of antacids include: Alka-Seltzer; Milk of Magnesia; Alternagel, Amphojel; Gaviscon, Gelusil, Maalox, Mylanta, Rolaids; Pepto-Bismol; Tums; You should take antacids exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the package label.
How is this medicine (Magnesium Hydroxide Chewable Tablets) best taken? Use this medicine (magnesium hydroxide chewable tablets) as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely. Take with or without food. Take with a full glass of water. This medicine prevents many other drugs from getting into the body.
Milk of Magnesia also reduces stomach acid, and increases water in the intestines which may induce defecation. Milk of Magnesia is used as a laxative to relieve occasional constipation (irregularity) and as an antacid to relieve indigestion, sour stomach, and heartburn.
This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with this medicine (Tums). Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take this medicine (Tums) with all of your drugs and health problems.
Some people have had allergic reactions. Antacids might also increase the risk of developing sensitivities to certain foods. Side effects from misuse. Many of the side effects of antacids come from not taking them as directed. Many antacids, such as such as Maalox, Mylanta, Rolaids and Tums, contain calcium.