Generic Name: calcium carbonate, magnesium hydroxide, and simethicone (KAL see um KAR boe nate, mag NEE zee um hye DROX ide, and sye METH i kone)
Brand Name: Mylanta Tonight
What is Mylanta Tonight?
Calcium and magnesium are naturally occurring minerals that are necessary for many systems in the body. Calcium and magnesium are sometimes used as antacids to relieve heartburn, acid indigestion, and upset stomach.
Simethicone allows gas bubbles in the stomach and intestines to come together more easily, which allows for easier passage of gas.
Mylanta Tonight may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Follow all directions on your medicine label and package. Tell each of your healthcare providers about all your medical conditions, allergies, and all medicines you use.
Before taking this medicine
Ask a doctor or pharmacist if it is safe for you to use Mylanta Tonight if you have other medical conditions, especially:
kidney disease; or
a condition for which you need to limit your intake of magnesium.
It is not known whether Mylanta Tonight will harm an unborn baby. Ask a doctor before using this medicine if you are pregnant.
It is not known whether calcium carbonate, magnesium hydroxide, and simethicone passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Ask a doctor before using this medicine if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Do not give this medicine to a child younger than 12 years old without a doctor's advice.
How should I take Mylanta Tonight?
Use exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
Mylanta Tonight is usually taken between meals, at bedtime, or as directed by your doctor.
Shake well just before you measure a dose. Measure liquid medicine with the dosing cup provided, or with a marked measuring spoon.
Do not use this medicine for longer than 2 weeks, unless your doctor tells you to.
Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve, or if they get worse.
Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Do not freeze.
What happens if I miss a dose?
Since Mylanta Tonight is used when needed, you may not be on a dosing schedule. Do not take more than 6 doses in a 24-hour period.
What happens if I overdose?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What should I avoid while taking Mylanta Tonight?
Avoid taking other medications at the same time you take an antacid. Some antacids can make it harder for your body to absorb certain drugs, making them less effective. Take your other medications at least 2 hours before or 2 hours after you take Mylanta Tonight.
The ingredients in Mylanta Tonight are contained in many other combination medicines. Ask a doctor or pharmacist before using any other stomach medicine or antacid. Taking certain products together can cause you to get too much of a certain medicine.
Mylanta Tonight side effects
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What other drugs will affect Mylanta Tonight?
Other drugs may interact with calcium carbonate, magnesium hydroxide, and simethicone, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell each of your health care providers about all medicines you use now and any medicine you start or stop using.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.
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