Magnesium Hydroxide – Aluminum Hydroxide
Indications And Clinical Uses: For the symptomatic relief of hyperacidity associated with peptic ulcer, gastritis, esophagitis, heartburn or hiatal hernia.
Contra-Indications: Not to be given to patients who are severely debilitated or suffering from renal failure. Alkalosis, hypermagnesemia.
Manufacturers’ Warnings In Clinical States: Do not take more than 80 mL during a 24-hour period. Do not take the maximum dosage for more than 2 weeks or if symptoms recur, unless directed by a physician. Do not take if you suffer from kidney disease, except under your physician’s advice. Antacids can interfere with the absorption of iron preparations and/or tetracyclines.
Precautions: Avoid concomitant use with tetracycline antibiotics and/or iron preparations. Do not take within 2 hours of another medicine because the effectiveness of the other medicine may be altered.
Symptoms And Treatment Of Overdose: Symptoms: In the presence of renal insufficiency, accumulation of magnesium in circulation may cause CNS depression. Chronic ingestion may lead to phosphorus deficiency in presence of low phosphorus diet.
Dosage: Adults: 10 to 20 mL taken 4 times daily as needed between meals and at bedtime or as directed.
Availability And Storage: Each 5 mL of opaque, white suspension with a mint flavor and a peppermint and spearmint odor (pH: 7.3 to 8.5) contains: aluminum hydroxide 165 mg (as aluminum hydroxide compress gel), magnesium hydroxide 200 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: alcohol, calcium cyclamate, flavor, guar gum, hydrogen peroxide, parabens, simethicone and sorbitol. Alcohol: 1%. Energy: 9.6 kJ (2.3 kcal). Sodium:
UNIVOL® Carter Horner Magnesium Hydroxide – Aluminum Hydroxide Antacid