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Aluminum Hydroxide / Magnesium Hydroxide / Simethicone Dosage

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Apr 15, 2019.

Applies to the following strengths: 200 mg-200 mg-20 mg/5 mL; 400 mg-400 mg-40 mg/5 mL; 225 mg-200 mg-25 mg/5 mL; 500 mg-450 mg-40 mg/5 mL; 200 mg-225 mg-20 mg/5 mL; 200 mg-200 mg-25 mg; 500 mg-450 mg-40 mg; 200 mg-200 mg-20 mg

Usual Adult Dose for:

Usual Pediatric Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Dyspepsia

Oral suspensions:
Aluminum hydroxide 400 mg-magnesium hydroxide 400 mg-simethicone 40 mg/10 mL: 10 to 20 mL orally 4 times a day or as directed
-Maximum dose: 80 mL/day

Aluminum hydroxide 800 mg-magnesium hydroxide 800 mg-simethicone 80 mg/10 mL: 10 to 20 mL orally between meals, at bedtime, or as directed
-Maximum dose: 60 mL/day

Tablets:
Aluminum hydroxide 200 mg-magnesium hydroxide 200 mg-simethicone 25 mg: 2 to 4 tablets orally up to every hour as needed for symptoms, or as directed
-Maximum dose: 12 tablets/day

Duration of therapy: 2 weeks

Comments:
-Tablets should be chewed prior to swallowing.
-Doses should be measured with the included measuring cup.

Uses:
-Relief of acid indigestion
-Relief of bloating, discomfort, and pressure associated with gas
-Relief of heartburn
-Relief of sour stomach
-Relief of upset stomach due to acid indigestion, heartburn, and/or sour stomach

Usual Adult Dose for Flatulence

Oral suspensions:
Aluminum hydroxide 400 mg-magnesium hydroxide 400 mg-simethicone 40 mg/10 mL: 10 to 20 mL orally 4 times a day or as directed
-Maximum dose: 80 mL/day

Aluminum hydroxide 800 mg-magnesium hydroxide 800 mg-simethicone 80 mg/10 mL: 10 to 20 mL orally between meals, at bedtime, or as directed
-Maximum dose: 60 mL/day

Tablets:
Aluminum hydroxide 200 mg-magnesium hydroxide 200 mg-simethicone 25 mg: 2 to 4 tablets orally up to every hour as needed for symptoms, or as directed
-Maximum dose: 12 tablets/day

Duration of therapy: 2 weeks

Comments:
-Tablets should be chewed prior to swallowing.
-Doses should be measured with the included measuring cup.

Uses:
-Relief of acid indigestion
-Relief of bloating, discomfort, and pressure associated with gas
-Relief of heartburn
-Relief of sour stomach
-Relief of upset stomach due to acid indigestion, heartburn, and/or sour stomach

Usual Pediatric Dose for Dyspepsia

12 years and over:
Oral suspensions:
Aluminum hydroxide 400 mg-magnesium hydroxide 400 mg-simethicone 40 mg/10 mL: 10 to 20 mL orally 4 times a day or as directed
-Maximum dose: 80 mL/day

Aluminum hydroxide 800 mg-magnesium hydroxide 800 mg-simethicone 80 mg/10 mL: 10 to 20 mL orally between meals, at bedtime, or as directed
-Maximum dose: 60 mL/day

Tablets:
Aluminum hydroxide 200 mg-magnesium hydroxide 200 mg-simethicone 25 mg: 2 to 4 tablets orally up to every hour as needed for symptoms, or as directed
-Maximum dose: 12 tablets/day

Duration of therapy: 2 weeks

Comments:
-Tablets should be chewed prior to swallowing.
-Doses should be measured with the included measuring cup.

Uses:
-Relief of acid indigestion
-Relief of bloating, discomfort, and pressure associated with gas
-Relief of heartburn
-Relief of sour stomach
-Relief of upset stomach due to acid indigestion, heartburn, and/or sour stomach

Usual Pediatric Dose for Flatulence

12 years and over:
Oral suspensions:
Aluminum hydroxide 400 mg-magnesium hydroxide 400 mg-simethicone 40 mg/10 mL: 10 to 20 mL orally 4 times a day or as directed
-Maximum dose: 80 mL/day

Aluminum hydroxide 800 mg-magnesium hydroxide 800 mg-simethicone 80 mg/10 mL: 10 to 20 mL orally between meals, at bedtime, or as directed
-Maximum dose: 60 mL/day

Tablets:
Aluminum hydroxide 200 mg-magnesium hydroxide 200 mg-simethicone 25 mg: 2 to 4 tablets orally up to every hour as needed for symptoms, or as directed
-Maximum dose: 12 tablets/day

Duration of therapy: 2 weeks

Comments:
-Tablets should be chewed prior to swallowing.
-Doses should be measured with the included measuring cup.

Uses:
-Relief of acid indigestion
-Relief of bloating, discomfort, and pressure associated with gas
-Relief of heartburn
-Relief of sour stomach
-Relief of upset stomach due to acid indigestion, heartburn, and/or sour stomach

Renal Dose Adjustments

Use with caution.

Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Precautions

CONTRAINDICATIONS: None.

Safety and efficacy 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 liquid: Shake well prior to use.

Storage requirements:
-Oral suspension: Do not freeze

General:
-Some oral suspensions do not meet United States Pharmacopeia (USP) requirements for preservative effectiveness.

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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