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Aluminum hydroxide / magnesium hydroxide Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Aluminum hydroxide / magnesium hydroxide is also known as: Alamag, ConRx AR, Maalox HRF, Maalox TC, Maldroxal, Mintox Tablets, Mylanta Ultimate Strength, Rulox 1

Aluminum hydroxide / magnesium hydroxide Pregnancy Warnings

This drug should be used during pregnancy only if the benefit outweighs the risk to the fetus.

US FDA pregnancy category: Not formally assigned to a pregnancy category.

Comment: Some experts state that use should be avoided during the first trimester of pregnancy and in women of childbearing potential who are not using contraception.

There are insufficient data in animal studies regarding the effects of this drug on pregnancy, embryofetal development, parturition, and/or postnatal development. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy.

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Aluminum hydroxide / magnesium hydroxide Breastfeeding Warnings

Use is considered acceptable; caution is recommended.

Excreted into human milk: Yes (magnesium hydroxide); Data not available (aluminum hydroxide)
Excreted into animal milk: Data not available (aluminum hydroxide)

Comments:
-The WHO considers both drugs compatible with breastfeeding.
-Some authorities recommend monitoring breastfed infants for side effects.

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References for pregnancy information

  1. "Product Information. MAG-AL (aluminum hydroxide-magnesium hydroxide)." Pharmaceutical Assoc Inc Div Beach Products, Greenville, SC.
  2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0

References for breastfeeding information

  1. Department of Adolescent and Child Health and Development. UNICEF. World Health Organization "Breastfeeding and maternal medication: recommendations for drugs in the eleventh Who model list of essential drugs. Available from: URL: http://whqlibdoc.who.int/hq/2002/55732.pdf?ua=1" ([2003]):
  2. United States National Library of Medicine "Toxnet. Toxicology Data Network. Available from: URL: http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/sis/htmlgen?LACT." ([cited 2013 -]):
  3. "Product Information. MAG-AL (aluminum hydroxide-magnesium hydroxide)." Pharmaceutical Assoc Inc Div Beach Products, Greenville, SC.
  4. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0

Further information

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