Aluminium Oxide + Magnesium Hydroxide

Available Brand Names

Classes

Antacid , Gastrointestinal Agent

Aluminium Oxide + Magnesium Hydroxide

Aluminium oxide + Magnesium Hydroxide is a combination medication that reacts and neutralizes the excess acid produced in the stomach.

Aluminium oxide + Magnesium Hydroxide gel is indicated for symptomatic relief of the following conditions-

  • Gastric acidity
  • Dyspepsia
  • Flatulence
  • Constipation
  • Gastric ulcer

Aluminium oxide + Magnesium Hydroxide is available as chewable tablets and suspension. The usual dosage is 500 mg per day in two doses 1-3 hours after meal. It is generally not recommended for children. 

Side effects of aluminum oxide + magnesium hydroxide include-

  • diarrhea
  • abdominal pain
  • taste disturbance (metallic taste, chalky taste)
  • milk-alkali syndrome
  • Large doses of this product may trigger or aggravate intestinal obstruction and ileus in patients at higher risk, such as those with renal impairment or the elderly. Aluminium oxide may cause constipation, and magnesium salts overdose may cause hypomotility of the bowel; large doses of this product may trigger or aggravate intestinal obstruction and ileus in patients at higher risk, such as those with renal impairment or the elderly.
  • Because aluminum oxide is poorly absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract, systemic effects in persons with normal renal function are uncommon. Excessive doses, long-term use, or even typical doses in individuals on low-phosphorus diets can cause phosphate depletion (due to aluminium-phosphate binding), accelerated bone resorption, hypercalciuria, and osteomalacia. Long-term use or people who are at danger of phosphate deficiency should seek medical guidance.
  • Aluminium and magnesium levels in the blood rise in people with renal impairment. Long-term exposure to large dosages of aluminum and magnesium salts may cause dementia and microcytic anemia in these patients. Patients with porphyria who are receiving hemodialysis may be at risk from aluminum hydroxide.

Contraindication

There's no known contraindications of the medication in terms of food and drinks.

Contraindicated in patients with hypophosphatemia.