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Aluminum hydroxide / magnesium hydroxide / simethicone Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Aluminum hydroxide / magnesium hydroxide / simethicone is also known as: Aldroxicon I, Almacone, Almacone-2, Flanax Antacid Liquid, Gelusil, Maalox, Maalox Advanced Maximum Strength, Maalox Advanced Regular Strength, Maalox Antacid Antigas Regular Strength, Maalox Max, Maalox Plus, Magaant, Masanti, Masanti DS, Mi-Acid, Milantex, Milantex Maximum Strength, Mintox, Mintox Plus, Mylanta, Mylanta DS Fast Acting, Mylanta Fast Acting, Mylanta Maximum Strength Cherry, Rulox, Urban

Aluminum hydroxide / magnesium hydroxide / simethicone Pregnancy Warnings

Aluminum hydroxide/magnesium hydroxide/simethicone have not been formally assigned to a pregnancy category by the FDA. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. Other magnesium salts (such as magnesium sulfate) have been used extensively during pregnancy in large doses with no reports of congenital defects. Aluminum hydroxide/magnesium hydroxide/simethicone should only be given in pregnancy when benefit outweighs risk.

Aluminum hydroxide / magnesium hydroxide / simethicone Breastfeeding Warnings

There are no data on the excretion of aluminum hydroxide, magnesium hydroxide, or simethicone into human milk. Simethicone has been used in nursing infants for the control of colic. Because only small amounts of magnesium are systemically absorbed following oral administration of magnesium hydroxide, adverse effects in nursing infants would not be expected. Magnesium salts (like magnesium sulfate) are considered compatible with breast-feeding by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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