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Aluminum Hydroxide Susp -Oral



Aluminum hydroxide is an antacid. It neutralizes and reduces stomach acid relieving heartburn (acid reflux, GERD) and indigestion. It is used to treat an upset stomach, ulcers, or other digestive disorders.

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Aluminum hydroxide is an antacid. It neutralizes and reduces stomach acid relieving heartburn (acid reflux, GERD) and indigestion. It is used to treat an upset stomach, ulcers, or other digestive disorders.


Storage
  • Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 to 30 degrees C) away from heat, light and moisture.
  • It may be stored in the refrigerator to improve taste.


Overdose
  • If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.
  • Symptoms of overdose may include severe constipation, dizziness, fatigue, weakness, loss of appetite, drowsiness.

How To Use
  • Take Aluminum Hydroxide as directed usually between meals and at bedtime.
  • Do not take more than is prescribed.
  • Too much antacid can actually increase the amount of acid the stomach produces.
  • Shake well before pouring each dose.

Side Effects
  • Aluminum Hydroxide is generally well tolerated.
  • Loss of appetite or constipation may occur.
  • Notify your doctor if you: vomit coffee ground-like matter, develop dark/tar-like stools.
  • If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions
  • Tell your doctor if you have: stomach problems, allergies (especially drug allergies).
  • Aluminum Hydroxide should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy.
  • Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
  • Small amounts of Aluminum Hydroxide may be excreted in breast milk.
  • Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Missed Dose
  • If you miss a dose, take it as soon as remembered; do not take it if it is near the time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
  • Do not double-up the dose to catch up.

Drug Interactions
  • Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may take, especially of: iron, tetracycline, oral anti-diabetic medication, digoxin.
  • Antacids can interfere with the absorption of many other drugs.
  • Be sure to check with your pharmacist before taking antacids with any other medication.
  • Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

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