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Aluminum Hydroxide / Magnesium Carbonate Dosage

Applies to the following strengths: 95 mg-358 mg/15 mL; 254 mg-237.5 mg/5 mL; 160 mg-105 mg

Usual Adult Dose for:

Usual Pediatric Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Dyspepsia

ORAL SUSPENSION:
Aluminum hydroxide 95 mg-magnesium carbonate 358 mg/15 mL: 15 to 30 mL orally up to 4 times a day after meals and at bedtime as needed or as directed
-Maximum dose: 120 mL/day

Aluminum hydroxide 254 mg-magnesium carbonate 237.5 mg/5 mL: 10 to 20 mL orally up to 4 times a day after meals and at bedtime as needed or as directed
-Maximum dose: 80 mL/day

TABLETS:
Aluminum hydroxide 160 mg-magnesium carbonate 105 mg: 2 to 4 tablets orally up to 4 times a day after meals and at bedtime as needed or as directed
-Maximum dose: 16 tablets/day

Duration of therapy: Up to 2 weeks

Comment: Patients should avoid swallowing tablets whole.

Uses:
-Relief of acid indigestion, heartburn, or sour stomach
-Relief of upset stomach associated with acid indigestion, heartburn, or sour stomach

Usual Pediatric Dose for Dyspepsia

12 years and older:
ORAL SUSPENSION:
Aluminum hydroxide 95 mg-magnesium carbonate 358 mg/15 mL: 15 to 30 mL orally up to 4 times a day after meals and at bedtime as needed or as directed
-Maximum dose: 120 mL/day

Aluminum hydroxide 254 mg-magnesium carbonate 237.5 mg/5 mL: 10 to 20 mL orally up to 4 times a day after meals and at bedtime as needed or as directed
-Maximum dose: 80 mL/day

Uses:
-Relief of acid indigestion, heartburn, or sour stomach
-Relief of upset stomach associated with acid indigestion, heartburn, or sour stomach

Renal Dose Adjustments

Use with caution.

Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Precautions

CONTRAINDICATIONS: None.

Safety and efficacy of oral suspension formulations have not been established in patients younger than 12 years.

Consult WARNINGS section for additional precautions.

Dialysis

Data not available

Other Comments

Administration advice:
-Oral solution: Shake well prior to measuring dose; measure with the included measuring device.
-Tablets: Patients should avoid swallowing the tablets whole; tablets should be taken with half a glass of water or other liquid.

Storage requirements:
-Oral solution: Protect from freezing; keep tightly closed when not in use.
-Tablets: Protect from moisture.

Patient advice:
-Advise patients to speak to their healthcare provider if they become pregnant, intend to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
-Patients should be instructed to avoid using products if the tamper evident feature(s) are torn, broken, and/or missing.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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