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Contains aluminum hydroxide 600mg
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Generic Name: aluminum hydroxide (ah LOO mih num hi DROCK side)
Brand Names: Alternagel, Alu-Cap, Alu-Tab, Amphojel, Dialume
What is the most important information I should know about aluminum hydroxide?
Before taking aluminum hydroxide, talk to your doctor if you take any other medicines. Aluminum can decrease the effects of many other medicines by binding to them or by changing the acidity of the stomach or the urine.
Do not take more of this medication than is recommended.
What is aluminum hydroxide?
Aluminum is a naturally occurring substance. Aluminum hydroxide is the hydroxide salt form of aluminum designed for oral ingestion.
Aluminum hydroxide is used to treat the symptoms of increased stomach acid in conditions such as heartburn, acid reflux, acid indigestion, sour stomach, and stomach ulcers. Aluminum hydroxide is also used to treat, control, or manage high levels of phosphate in the body. Aluminum hydroxide is also used with a low phosphate diet to prevent the formation of phosphate urinary stones.
Aluminum hydroxide may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide
Who should not take aluminum hydroxide?
Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you
ท have kidney disease;
ท have any condition that causes slow emptying of the stomach; or
ท take any other medicines.
You may not be able to take aluminum hydroxide or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring during treatment if you have any of the conditions listed above.
It is not known whether aluminum hydroxide will harm an unborn baby. Do not take this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant.
It is not known whether aluminum hydroxide will harm an nursing baby. Do not take this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
How should I take aluminum hydroxide?
Take aluminum hydroxide exactly as directed by your doctor or as directed on the package. If you do not understand these directions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.
Take the tablets and capsules with a full glass of water.
To ensure that you get the correct dose, measure the liquid form of aluminum hydroxide with a dose-measuring spoon or cup, not a regular table spoon. If you do not have a dose-measuring device, ask your pharmacist where you can get one. Shake the suspension well before measuring a dose. A dose of the liquid formulation can be followed with a drink of water if you desire.
Store aluminum hydroxide at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
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