antacid Aluminum hydroxide, Magnesium hydroxide, Simethicone

Get an overview of ANTACID (aluminum hydroxide, magnesium hydroxide, simethicone suspension), including its generic name, formulation (i.e. pill, oral solution, injection, inhaled medicine) and why it’s used. The medication in antacid can be sold under different names.

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Drug Basics

Brand Name: antacid

Generic Name: ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE, MAGNESIUM HYDROXIDE, SIMETHICONE

Drug Type: HUMAN OTC DRUG

Route: ORAL

Dosage Form: SUSPENSION

Data Current As Of: 2019-10-21

active ingredients (in each 10 ml)

Aluminum hydroxide (equiv. to dried gel, USP) 400 mg

Magnesium hydroxide 400 mg

Simethicone 40 mg

purpose

Antacid

Antigas

uses

for the relief of

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

warnings

ask a doctor before use if you have

ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are

presently taking a prescription drug. Antacids may interact with certain prescription drugs.

when using this product

do not take more than 80 mL in a 24-hour period, or use the maximum dosage for more than 2 weeks, except under the advice and supervision of a physician

keep out of reach of children.

directions

  • shake well before using
  • only use the dose cup provided
  • adults and children 12 years and older: take 10 mL to 20 mL four times a day or as directed by a physician
  • do not take more than 80 mL in 24 hours or use the maximum dosage for more than 2 weeks
  • children under 12 years: consult a physician

other information

  • each 10 mL contains: magnesium 175 mg
  • does not meet USP requirements for preservative effectiveness
  • store at 20-25ºC (68-77ºF)
  • protect from freezing

inactive ingredients

butylparaben, flavor, hypromellose, microcrystalline cellulose and carboxymethylcellulose sodium, peppermint oil, propylparaben, purified water, saccharin sodium, simethicone emulsion, sorbitol, sorbitol solution

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