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Aluminum Hydroxide Dosage

Applies to the following strength(s): 320 mg/5 mL ; 600 mg ; 300 mg ; 600 mg/5 mL ; 400 mg/5 mL ; 500 mg ; 400 mg

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Usual Adult Dose for:

Usual Pediatric Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Dyspepsia

500 to 600 mg orally 4 to 6 times a day as needed, between meals and at bedtime.

Usual Adult Dose for Duodenal Ulcer

500 to 1500 mg orally 4 to 6 times a day as needed, between meals and at bedtime.

Usual Adult Dose for Erosive Esophagitis

500 to 1500 mg orally 4 to 6 times a day as needed, between meals and at bedtime.

Usual Adult Dose for Gastric Ulcer

500 to 1500 mg orally 4 to 6 times a day as needed, between meals and at bedtime.

Usual Adult Dose for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

500 to 1500 mg orally 4 to 6 times a day as needed, between meals and at bedtime.

Usual Adult Dose for Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome

500 to 3600 mg orally 4 to 6 times a day as needed, between meals and at bedtime.

Usual Adult Dose for Hyperphosphatemia

500 to 1000 mg orally 4 times a day, with meals and at bedtime. The dosage should be titrated to the serum phosphate level.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage

G.I. hemorrhage prophylaxis:
0 to 4 weeks: 1 mL/kg orally every 4 hours as needed.
4 weeks to 1 year: 2 to 5 mL/dose every 1 to 2 hours, titrate to gastric pH > 3.5.
1 to 12 years: 5 to 15 mL/dose orally every 1 to 2 hours, titrate to gastric pH > 3.5.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Hyperphosphatemia

1 to 12 years: use Al(OH)3 or aluminum carbonate gel product only: 50 to 150 mg/kg/day orally (as aluminum hydroxide gel) administered in equally divided doses every 4 to 6 hours; titrate to normal serum phosphate level.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Peptic Ulcer

1 month to 1 year: 1 to 2 mL/kg/dose orally 1 to 3 hours after meals and at bedtime.
1 year to 12 years: 5 to 15 mL orally every 3 to 6 hours or 1 and 3 hours after meals and at bedtime.

Precautions

Patients with renal failure may accumulate aluminum with chronic use. Serum aluminum levels should be monitored or another antacid chosen.

Other Comments

Patients with Helicobacter pylori-associated ulcerative disease should be considered for anti-Helicobacter therapy (often bismuth salts, metronidazole and other antimicrobials).

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