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Aluminum hydroxide

Generic name: aluminium hydroxide a-LOO-mi-num-hye-DROX-ide]
Brand names: Amphojel, Alu-Cap, Dialume, Alu-Tab, Alternagel, and Aloh-Gel
Dosage form: oral suspension (320 mg/5 mL)
Drug classes: Antacids, Phosphate binders

What is the meaning of aluminium hydroxide?

Aluminum is a natural mineral. The mineral aluminium hydroxide can be described as an antacid.Aluminium hydroxide is a treatment for treating the symptoms of heartburn, upset stomach acidity, sour stomach, or acid ingestion. The use of aluminium hydroxide also helps to lower the levels of phosphate in kidney patients with specific diseases.Aluminium hydroxide is also employed for other purposes that are not covered in this guideline for medication.

Side effects of aluminium hydroxide

Contact a medical professional immediately. If you are experiencing symptoms or warning signs of an allergic response, such as hives, difficulty breathing, or swelling of your lips, face, tongue, throat, or face,

The medicine could trigger severe adverse consequences. Take the medicine off and consult your physician immediately if you suffer from:

  • Intense stomach pain, constipation, or appetite loss;
  • Urinary pain;
  • Muscle weakness, tiredness;
  • Extreme tiredness extreme drowsiness
  • The stool is bloody or tarry and coughs up blood, or it may be vomit that resembles coffee grounds.

More minor side effects might be more likely, and you could not experience any whatsoever.This isn't a complete list of all the side effects. Other side effects could occur. Consult your physician for advice regarding medical adverse effects. It is possible to report any adverse allergic reactions or symptoms to FDA by calling 1-800-FDA-1088.


Talk to your doctor or pharmacist prior to taking aluminium hydroxide in the event that you have severe kidney issues or constipation, or if you're dehydrated or often drink alcohol.

Prior to use this drug

Heartburn may be a sign of the early signs of a coronary attack. Seek medical attention immediately when you experience chest pain that extends into your shoulder or jaw and you are feeling anxious or lightheaded.

Consult a physician or pharmacist about whether it's safe to take this medication when you are suffering from:

  • Kidney disease; background of kidney stones;
  • Severe constipation;
  • If you are dehydrated;
  • If you are a frequent drinker,

Consult a physician before taking this medication if you are breastfeeding or pregnant.

How to take hydroxide?

Follow exactly the instructions on the label or as directed by your physician.Aluminium hydroxide is typically consumed in between meals or before bedtime.Make aluminium hydroxide by mixing it with the full amount of 8 ounces of drinking water.Make sure to shake off the oral suspension (liquid) prior to using it to take a dosage. Make use of the dosing syringe supplied or a dosage-measuring device (not an ordinary spoon).Do not consume aluminium hydroxide for more than two weeks without your doctor's guidance.Keep at room temperature, free of heat, moisture, and light.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Because aluminum hydroxide can be employed when required and is not always in a prescribed schedule. Don't miss any doses missed in the event that it's nearing the time for the next dose. Don't take two doses at once.

What happens if I overdose?

Get medical attention in an emergency or contact the Poison Help Line toll-free at 1-800-222-1222.The symptoms of an overdose can include extreme constipation, losing weight, mood and mental changes, or urinating less frequently than normal or not at all.

What should be avoided?

Antacids can make it more difficult for the body to absorb any other medications you take orally. Do not take other medicines within 2 hours prior to or 2 hours after taking aluminium hydroxide.

Interaction with other drugs

Other medications can affect aluminium hydroxide, such as prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Discuss with your doctor your current medications as well as any medicines you are about to start or stop taking.




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