Aluminum hydroxide / magnesium hydroxide / simethicone Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings
Aluminum hydroxide / magnesium hydroxide / simethicone is also known as: Alamag Plus, Almacone, Almacone-2, Flanax Antacid Liquid, Gelusil, Maalox, Maalox Advanced Maximum Strength, Maalox Advanced Regular Strength, Mag-al Plus, Maldroxal Plus, Masanti, Masanti DS, Mi-Acid, Mi-Acid II, Milantex, Milantex Maximum Strength, Mintox, Mintox Plus, Mylagen, Mylagen-II, Mylanta, Mylanta DS Fast Acting, Mylanta Fast Acting, Mylanta Maximum Strength, Rulox
Medically reviewed on December 9, 2016
Aluminum hydroxide / magnesium hydroxide / simethicone Pregnancy Warnings
Aluminum hydroxide/magnesium hydroxide/simethicone have not been formally assigned to a pregnancy category by the FDA. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. Other magnesium salts (such as magnesium sulfate) have been used extensively during pregnancy in large doses with no reports of congenital defects. Aluminum hydroxide/magnesium hydroxide/simethicone should only be given in pregnancy when benefit outweighs risk.
Aluminum hydroxide / magnesium hydroxide / simethicone Breastfeeding Warnings
There are no data on the excretion of aluminum hydroxide, magnesium hydroxide, or simethicone into human milk. Simethicone has been used in nursing infants for the control of colic. Because only small amounts of magnesium are systemically absorbed following oral administration of magnesium hydroxide, adverse effects in nursing infants would not be expected. Magnesium salts (like magnesium sulfate) are considered compatible with breast-feeding by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
References for pregnancy information
- Briggs GG, Freeman RK, Yaffe SJ.. "Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 5th ed." Baltimore, MD: Williams & Wilkins (1998):
References for breastfeeding information
- Committee on Drugs, 1992 to 1993 "The transfer of drugs and other chemicals into human milk." Pediatrics 93 (1994): 137-50