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Magnesium Hydroxide

In the US, Magnesium Hydroxide (magnesium hydroxide systemic) is a member of the following drug classes: antacids, laxatives and is used to treat Acne, Constipation and Indigestion.

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Scheme

Ph. Eur.

ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)

A02AA04,G04BX01

CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)

0001309-42-8

Chemical Formula

Mg-(OH)2

Molecular Weight

58

Therapeutic Categories

Food additive (e number)

Antacid

Urological

Laxative

Chemical Name

Magnesium hydroxide (USAN)

Foreign Names

  • Magnesii hydroxidum (Latin)
  • Magnesiumhydroxid (German)
  • Hydroxide de magnésium (French)
  • Magnesio, hidroxido de (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Magnesium Hydroxide (OS: JAN)
  • E 528 (IS)
  • Magnesium Hydrate (IS)
  • UNII-NBZ3QY004S (IS)
  • Magnesii hydroxidum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Magnesium hydroxide (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Magnesium Hydroxide (PH: BP 2016, USP 38)
  • Magnesiumhydroxid (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Milk of Magnesia (PH: USP 38)

Brand Names

  • Acid Marfan (Magnesium Hydroxide and Aluminium Hydroxide)
    Marfan, Peru
  • Acidanon (Magnesium Hydroxide and Aluminium Hydroxide)
    Slovakofarma, Lithuania
  • Acidless (Magnesium Hydroxide and Aluminium Hydroxide)
    Nakakita Yakuhin, Japan
  • Acido-Git Maalox (Magnesium Hydroxide and Aluminium Hydroxide)
    Sanofi-Aventis, Hungary
  • Acido-Git Maalox (Magnesium Hydroxide and Aluminium Oxide)
    Sanofi-Aventis, Hungary
  • Acix (Magnesium Hydroxide and Aluminium Hydroxide)
    Zentiva, Czech Republic
  • ACME's Milk of Magnesia
    Acme, Bangladesh
  • Aisflat (Magnesium Hydroxide and Aluminium Hydroxide)
    Choseido Pharmaceutical, Japan
  • Alamag (Magnesium Hydroxide and Aluminium Hydroxide)
    Goldline, United States
  • Alamag Plus (Magnesium Hydroxide and Simeticone, + Aluminium Hydroxide)
    Goldline, United States
  • Aldrox (Magnesium Hydroxide and Aluminium hydroxide)
    Vargas, Venezuela
  • Algex (Magnesium Hydroxide and Aluminium hydroxide)
    Doctor's Chemical Works, Bangladesh
  • Almacone (Magnesium Hydroxide and Simeticone, + Aluminium Hydroxide)
    Rugby, United States
  • Almagel (Magnesium Hydroxide and Aluminium Hydroxide)
    Actavis, Lithuania; Actavis, Latvia; Balkanpharma, Bulgaria; Balkanpharma, Georgia; Balkanpharma, Romania; Balkanpharma, Russian Federation
  • Altacid (Magnesium Hydroxide andAluminium Oxide)
    Bosnalijek, Serbia
  • Altacid Bosnalijek (Magnesium Hydroxide and Aluminium Oxide)
    Bosnalijek, Macedonia
  • Alucol (Magnesium Hydroxide and Aluminium Hydroxide)
    Melisana, Switzerland
  • Aludrox (Magnesium Hydroxide and Aluminium Hydroxide)
    Wyeth, Inc., United States
  • Aludrox-MH (Magnesium Hydroxide and Aluminium Hydroxide)
    Wyeth, India
  • Alumag (Magnesium Hydroxide and Aluminium Hydroxide)
    Gedeon Richter, Poland; Warszawskie Zaklady Farmaceutyczne Polfa, Lithuania
  • Alumi (Magnesium Hydroxide and Aluminium)
    Sopharma, Bulgaria
  • Alumina, Magnesia, and Simethicone Roxane (Magnesium Hydroxide and Simeticone, + Aluminium Hydroxide)
    Roxane, United States
  • Alutop (Magnesium Hydroxide and Aluminium Hydroxide)
    General Drugs House, Thailand
  • Alutop (Magnesium Hydroxide and Simeticone, + Aluminium Hydroxide)
    General Drugs House, Thailand
  • Amico-L (Magnesium Hydroxide and Simeticone, + Aluminium Hydroxide)
    T.O. Chemicals, Thailand
  • Anacid (Magnesium Hydroxide and Aluminium Hydroxide)
    Ivax, Slovakia; Teva, Czech Republic
  • Antacid (Magnesium Hydroxide and Aluminium Hydroxide)
    Siphat, Tunisia
  • Antacidin (Magnesium Hydroxide and Aluminium Hydroxide)
    Pharco, Egypt
  • Antagel (Magnesium Hydroxide and Aluminium Hydroxide)
    PannonPharma, Hungary
  • Antagel Apotex (Magnesium Hydroxide and Aluminium Hydroxide)
    Apotex, Netherlands
  • Antagel M
    PannonPharma, Hungary
  • Antagel PCH (Magnesium Hydroxide and Aluminium Hydroxide)
    Pharmachemie, Netherlands
  • Antagel Sandoz (Magnesium Hydroxide and Aluminium Hydroxide)
    Sandoz, Netherlands
  • Antanil (Magnesium Hydroxide and Aluminium Hydroxide)
    Ibn Sina, Bangladesh
  • Antanil (Magnesium Hydroxide and Aluminium)
    IBN, Myanmar
  • Antasil-B (Magnesium Hydroxide and Aluminium Hydroxide)
    Taiwan Veterans, Taiwan
  • Antiacido G.C. (Magnesium Hydroxide and Aluminium Hydroxide)
    Calidad, Venezuela
  • Asialum (Magnesium Hydroxide and Aluminium Hydroxide)
    Asian Pharm, Thailand
  • Axcel Eviline (Magnesium Hydroxide and Aluminium Hydroxide, + Simeticone)
    Kotra Pharma, Hong Kong
  • Balancid Novum (Magnesium Hydroxide and Calcium Carbonate)
    Meda, Denmark
  • Biocid (Magnesium Hydroxide and Aluminium Hydroxide)
    Bio-Pharma, Bangladesh
  • Boots Wind Relief (Magnesium Hydroxide and Aluminium Hydroxide, + Simeticone)
    The Boots Company, United Kingdom
  • Boots Wind Relief (Magnesium Hydroxide and Magnesium Hydroxide, + Simeticone)
    The Boots Company, United Kingdom
  • Carbellon (Magnesium Hydroxide and Charcoal, Activated)
    Torbet, Malta
  • Cardiomagnyl (Magnesium Hydroxide and Acetylsalicylic acid)
    Nycomed, Russian Federation
  • Carelox (Magnesium Hydroxide and Aluminum Hydroxide)
    Pharmacara, Oman
  • Chlorumagène
    SERP, France; SERP, Monaco
  • Citrato Espresso S.Pellegrino
    Sanofi-Aventis, Italy
  • Cremaffin (Magnesium Hydroxide and Paraffin liquid)
    Abbott, India
  • Daewoong Newlanta (Magnesium Hydroxide and Aluminium Hydroxide)
    Daewoong, Vietnam
  • Dicanon (Magnesium Hydroxide and Aluminium Hydroxide)
    Nisshin Pharmaceutical, Japan
  • Digel (Magnesium Hydroxide and Aluminium Hydroxide)
    Aristopharma, Bangladesh
  • Di-Gel (Magnesium Hydroxide and Simeticone, + Aluminium Hydroxide)
    Schering-Plough, United States
  • Diovol (Magnesium Hydroxide and Aluminium Hydroxide)
    Church & Dwight, Canada
  • Diovol Plus (Magnesium Hydroxide and Aluminium Hydroxide, + Simeticone)
    Church & Dwight, Canada; Church & Dwight, Hong Kong
  • Diovol Plus AF (Magnesium Hydroxide and Calcium Carbonate, + Simeticone)
    Church & Dwight, Canada
  • Dual Action Complete (Magnesium Hydroxide and Famotidine,+ Calcium Carbonate)
    Perrigo, United States
  • Dulcolax
    Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, United States
  • Duolaxin (Magnesium Hydroxide and Paraffin liquid)
    Glenmark, India
  • Emgesan
    Meda, Finland; Recip, Sweden
  • Emulax M.O.M.
    British Dispensary, Thailand
  • Entacyd (Magnesium Hydroxide and Aluminium Hydroxide)
    Square, Bangladesh
  • Epazel (Magnesium Hydroxide and Aluminium Hydroxide)
    Edruc, Bangladesh
  • Estomaquil (Magnesium Hydroxide and Bismuth subsalicylate)
    Higia, Mexico
  • Eulanta (Magnesium Hydroxide and Calcium Carbonate)
    Europharm, Hong Kong
  • Fanta (Magnesium Hydroxide and Aluminium Hydroxide)
    Kuai Kuai, Taiwan
  • Fleet Pedia-Lax (pediatric)
    Fleet, United States
  • Fosfa-G (Magnesium Hydroxide and Aluminium Hydroxide)
    GMP, Georgia
  • Gas Ban DS (Magnesium Hydroxide and Simeticone, + Aluminium Hydroxide)
    Roberts, United States
  • Gastal (Magnesium Hydroxide and Aluminium Hydroxide-Magnesium Carbonate Co-dried Gel)
    Pliva, Bosnia & Herzegowina; Pliva, Croatia (Hrvatska); Pliva, Serbia; Teva, Georgia; Teva Pharmaceuticals, Poland
  • Gastodyne (Magnesium Hydroxide and Aluminium Hydroxide)
    Orion, Bangladesh
  • Gastramyl (Magnesium Hydroxide and Aluminium Hydroxide)
    Pharmaderm, Tunisia
  • Gastrogel Antacid (Magnesium Hydroxide and Magnesium Trisilicate, + Aluminium Hydroxide)
    Aspen Hong Kong Pty, Hong Kong; Sigma, Hong Kong
  • Gelupin-MPS (Magnesium Hydroxide and Dimeticone)
    Lupin, India
  • Genacid (Magnesium Hydroxide and Aluminium Hydroxide)
    General Pharma, Bangladesh
  • Gentacid (Magnesium Hydroxide and Aluminium Hydroxide)
    Vonnace, Philippines
  • Hoe's Milk of Magnesia
    Intact, Malaysia
  • Hydrosil (Magnesium Hydroxide and Aluminium Hydroxide, + Simeticone)
    Xepa-Soul Pattinson, Hong Kong
  • Iosopan Plus (Magnesium Hydroxide and Magaldrate, + Simeticone, + Aluminium Hydroxide)
    Goldline, United States
  • Jpdrox (Magnesium Hydroxide and Aluminium Hydroxide)
    Jayson, Bangladesh
  • Lactameal (Magnesium Hydroxide and Aluminium Hydroxide)
    Beximco, Bangladesh
  • Lantacid (Magnesium Hydroxide and Dimeticone, + Aluminium)
    Christo, Hong Kong
  • Laxasium
    Pratapa Nirmala/Fahrenheit, Indonesia
  • Laxcare (Magnesium Hydroxide and Paraffin liquid)
    Genesis Rem., India
  • Laxifin (Magnesium Hydroxide and Paraffin liquid)
    Lupin, India
  • Laxomag
    Eipico, Bahrain
  • Leche de Magnesia Douglas
    Medifarma, Peru
  • Leche de Magnesia Kronos
    Kronos, Ecuador
  • Leche de Magnesia MK
    MK, Ecuador
  • Leche de Magnesia Phillips
    GlaxoSmithKline, Ecuador; Medifarma, Peru
  • Leite Magnesia Phillips
    Omega Pharma, Portugal
  • Locid (Magnesium Hydroxide and Aluminium Hydroxide)
    ACI, Bangladesh
  • Maalox (Magnesium Hydroxide and Algedrate)
    Sanofi Aventis, Spain; Sanofi-aventis, Czech Republic; Sanofi-aventis, Peru; Sanofi-Aventis Group, Russian Federation; Winthrop, South Africa; Zentiva, Germany
  • Maalox (Magnesium Hydroxide and Aluminium Hydroxide)
    Nycomed, Romania; Sanofi, Dominican Republic; Sanofi, Guatemala; Sanofi, Ireland; Sanofi, Japan; Sanofi, Panama; Sanofi Aventis, Chile; Sanofi Malta, Malta; Sanofi-Aventis, Austria; Sanofi-Aventis, Costa Rica; Sanofi-Aventis, Czech Republic; Sanofi-Aventis, Estonia; Sanofi-Aventis, Egypt; Sanofi-Aventis, Georgia; Sanofi-Aventis, Greece; Sanofi-Aventis, Honduras; Sanofi-Aventis, Israel; Sanofi-Aventis, Italy; Sanofi-Aventis, Lebanon; Sanofi-Aventis, Lithuania; Sanofi-Aventis, Latvia; Sanofi-Aventis, Nicaragua; Sanofi-Aventis, Oman; Sanofi-Aventis, Philippines; Sanofi-Aventis, Poland; Sanofi-Aventis, Slovakia; Sanofi-Aventis, El Salvador; Sanofi-Aventis, Thailand; Sanofi-Aventis, Vietnam
  • Maalox Antacid (Magnesium Hydroxide and Aluminium Hydroxide)
    Sanofi Belgium, Belgium
  • Maalox Antacid Forte (Magnesium Hydroxide and Aluminium Hydroxide)
    Sanofi Belgium, Belgium
  • Maalox Forte (Magnesium Hydroxide and Aluminium Oxide)
    Sanofi-aventis, Israel
  • Maalox Maux d'Estomac (Magnesium Hydroxide and Aluminium Hydroxide)
    Sanofi-Aventis, France
  • Maalox Mini (Magnesium Hydroxide and Aluminium Hydroxide)
    Sanofi-Aventis Group, Russian Federation
  • Maalox Plus (Magnesium Hydroxide and Aluminum Hydroxide)
    Sanofi, United Kingdom
  • Maalox Plus (Magnesium Hydroxide and Simeticone, + Aluminium Hydroxide)
    Sanofi, Ireland; Sanofi-Aventis, Hong Kong
  • Maalox Plus (Magnesium Hydroxide andAluminium Hydroxide, + Dimeticone)
    Sanofi Aventis, Chile
  • Maaloxan (Magnesium Hydroxide and Aluminium Hydroxide)
    Zentiva, Germany
  • Maaredge (Magnesium Hydroxide and Aluminium Hydroxide)
    Towa Yakuhin, Japan
  • Macmet (Magnesium Hydroxide and Aluminium Hydroxide)
    Sawai Seiyaku, Japan
  • Magal II (Magnesium Hydroxide and Aluminium Hydroxide)
    Hersil, Peru
  • Magalox (Magnesium Hydroxide and Aluminium Oxide)
    Bosnalijek, Bosnia & Herzegowina
  • Maglid (Magnesium Hydroxide and Algeldrate)
    Melisana, Belgium
  • Magnason
    Jayson, Bangladesh
  • Magnesia
    Charoen Bhaesaj Lab, Thailand
  • Magnesia Cinfa
    Cinfa, Spain
  • Magnesia Effervescente Sella
    Sella, Italy
  • Magnesia effervscente
    Lafedar, Argentina
  • Magnesia Guillot
    Incobra, Colombia
  • Magnesia Lainco
    Lainco, Spain
  • Magnesia Liquida Pasteur
    Laboratorios Pasteur, Chile
  • Magnesia medic
    Medic, Iceland
  • Magnesia MK
    MK, Colombia
  • Magnesia S. Pellegrino
    Actipharm, Switzerland; Aldox, Malta; Sanofi-Aventis, Italy
  • Magnesia San Pellegrino
    Anotaciones Farmaceuticas, Spain
  • Magnesie Calcinee
    Deva, Turkey
  • Magnesie S. Pellegrino
    Actipharm, Tunisia
  • Magnésie San Pellegrino 44.9%
    Auvex, France
  • Magnésie San Pellegrino 90%
    Auvex, France
  • Magnesium Hydroxide
    Chen Ta, Taiwan; Johnson, Taiwan; Shinlon, Taiwan
  • Magnesium Hydroxide P & D
    P & D, Malta
  • Magnesium Hydroxide PSM
    PSM, New Zealand
  • Magnesium Hydroxide Thornton & Ross
    Thornton & Ross, United Kingdom
  • Magnezi Kalsine
    Istanbul Ilaç, Turkey
  • Magsil (Magnesium Hydroxide and Dimeticone, + Aluminium Hydroxide)
    Fortune Pharmacal, Hong Kong
  • Magtect (Magnesium Hydroxide and Aluminium Hydroxide)
    Nichi-Iko Pharmaceutical, Japan
  • Malfa (Magnesium Hydroxide and Aluminium Hydroxide)
    Toyo Seiyaku Kasei Oriental, Japan
  • Medacid (Magnesium Hydroxide and Aluminium hydroxide)
    Medpharma, Oman
  • Megalax (Magnesium Hydroxide and Paraffin liquid)
    Orion, Bangladesh
  • Mi-Acid (Magnesium Hydroxide and Simeticone, + Aluminium Hydroxide)
    Major, United States
  • Milk of Magnesia
    Chefaro, Ireland; Doctor's Chemical Works, Bangladesh; GlaxoSmithKline, Greece; Pacific, Bangladesh
  • Milk Of Magnesia Charoen Bhaesaj
    Charoen Bhaesaj Lab, Thailand
  • Milk of Magnesia Roxane
    Roxane, United States
  • Milmag
    MG Pharma, Japan
  • Milmag 7.2%
    MG Pharma, Japan
  • Mintox (Magnesium Hydroxide and Aluminium Hydroxide)
    Major, United States
  • Miral (Magnesium Hydroxide and Potassium chloride)
    Takeda, Finland
  • Mom
    Opsonin, Bangladesh
  • Monnax (Magnesium Hydroxide and Aluminium Hydroxide)
    Medhaus, Philippines
  • Moxal (Magnesium Hydroxide and Aluminum Hydroxide)
    Julphar, Oman; Julphar, Tunisia
  • Mucogel (Magnesium Hydroxide and Aluminum Hydroxide)
    Chemidex Pharma, United Kingdom; Medicon, Bangladesh; Pharmax, Oman
  • Mygel (Magnesium Hydroxide and Simeticone, + Aluminium Hydroxide)
    Geneva, United States
  • Mylagen (Magnesium Hydroxide and Simeticone, + Aluminium Hydroxide)
    Goldline, United States
  • Mylanta (Magnesium Hydroxide and Aluminium Hydroxide)
    Johnson & Johnson, Peru
  • Mylanta (Magnesium Hydroxide and Calcium Carbonate)
    Elea, Argentina; Johnson & Johnson, Ecuador; Johnson & Johnson, Peru
  • Neo Gelco (Magnesium Hydroxide and Aluminium Hydroxide)
    Kahira, Egypt
  • Neutracid (Magnesium Hydroxide and Aluminium Hydroxide)
    RiteMED, Philippines
  • Newlanta (Magnesium Hydroxide and Aluminium Hydroxide)
    Daewoong, Myanmar
  • Novagel (Magnesium Hydroxide and Aluminium Hydroxide, + Magnesium Carbonate)
    Arab Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Co. LTD. AMP, Oman
  • Novalucol (Magnesium Hydroxide and Calcium Carbonate)
    Meda, Sweden
  • Omacid (Magnesium Hydroxide and Aluminium hydroxide)
    NPI, Oman
  • Oxecone (Magnesium Hydroxide and Aluminium Hydroxide)
    Acme, Bangladesh
  • Pedia-Lax (pediatric)
    C B Fleet, Hong Kong; Fleet, United States
  • Pepcid Complete (Magnesium Hydroxide and Famotidine, + Calcium Carbonate)
    McNeil Consumer Healthcare, Canada
  • Pepcid Complete Dual Action (Magnesium Hydroxide and Famotidine, + Calcium Carbonate)
    McNeil Consumer Healthcare, United States
  • Pepcid Duo (Magnesium Hydroxide and Famotidine)
    Johnson & Johnson, Finland
  • Phillips
    Bayer Consumer Care, Canada
  • Phillips' Chewable
    Bayer Consumer Care, United States
  • Phillips' Concentrated Milk of Magnesia
    Bayer Consumer Care, United States; Sterling, United States
  • Phillips' Milk of Magnesia
    Bayer Consumer Care, United States; GlaxoSmithKline UK, United Kingdom; Omega Pharma, Malta; Sterling, United States
  • Regla-PH (Magnesium Hydroxide and Aluminium hydroxid)
    UCB, Greece
  • Rialox (Magnesium Hydroxide and Aluminium Hydroxide)
    Riyadh Pharma, Oman
  • Ritaroks (Magnesium Hydroxide and Aluminium Hydroxide)
    Tsuruhara Seiyaku Pharmaceutical, Japan
  • Rolaids (Magnesium Hydroxide and Calcium Carbonate)
    Pfizer Consumer Healthcare, United States
  • Rolaids Extra Strength (Magnesium Hydroxide and Calcium Carbonate)
    Pfizer Consumer Healthcare, United States
  • Rolaids Multi-Symptom (Magnesium Hydroxide and Calcium Carbonate)
    Pfizer Consumer Healthcare, United States
  • RuLox (Magnesium Hydroxide and Aluminium Hydroxide)
    Rugby, United States
  • Rumibex (Magnesium Hydroxide and Simeticone)
    Lupin, India
  • Semto (Magnesium Hydroxide and Calcium Carbonate)
    Mepaco, Egypt
  • Stoma (Magnesium Hydroxide and Aluminium Hydroxide)
    Eskayef, Bangladesh
  • Suspension Antiacida Denver Farma (Magnesium Hydroxide and Aluminium Hydroxide)
    Denver Farma, Argentina
  • Tabletas Anitacidas Pasteur
    Laboratorios Pasteur, Chile
  • Tabletas Antiacidas
    Laboratorios Pasteur, Chile
  • Tabletas Phillips (Magnesium Hydroxide and Sorbitol)
    GlaxoSmithKline, Chile
  • Taimec (Magnesium Hydroxide and Aluminium Hydroxide)
    Teva Seiyaku, Japan
  • Trial AG (Magnesium Hydroxide and Simeticone, + Aluminium Hydroxide)
    ZEE Medical, United States
  • Tums Dual Action (Magnesium Hydroxide and Famotidine, + Calcium Carbonate)
    GlaxoSmithKline, United States
  • Ulgel (Magnesium Hydroxide and Dimeticone, + Aluminium)
    Liferpal, Mexico
  • Weifu (Magnesium Hydroxide and Aluminium Hydroxide)
    Yung Shin, Taiwan
  • Weigen (Magnesium Hydroxide and Aluminium Hydroxide)
    Root, Taiwan
  • Witcop (Magnesium Hydroxide and Aluminium Hydroxide)
    Yoshindo, Japan
  • Xolaam (Magnesium Hydroxide and Aluminium Hydroxide)
    Ranbaxy, France
  • Z-Antacid (Magnesium Hydroxide and Aluminium Hydroxide)
    Ziska, Bangladesh
  • Zulaxi (Magnesium Hydroxide and Paraffin liquid)
    Zubit, India

International Drug Name Search

Glossary

TermDefinition
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Ph. Eur.European Pharmacopoeia
USANUnited States Adopted Name

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