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Alternagel Side Effects

Generic name: aluminum hydroxide

Note: This document contains side effect information about aluminum hydroxide. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Alternagel.

For the Consumer

Applies to aluminum hydroxide: oral suspension

Warning

Ask a doctor or pharmacist before taking this medicine if you have kidney problems, severe constipation, if you are dehydrated, or if you drink alcohol frequently.

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using the medicine and call your doctor at once if you have:

  • severe stomach pain or constipation, loss of appetite;

  • pain when you urinate;

  • muscle weakness, tiredness;

  • extreme drowsiness; or

  • bloody or tarry stools, coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds.

Less serious side effects may be more likely, and you may have none at all.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to aluminum hydroxide: compounding gel, compounding powder, oral capsule, oral suspension, oral tablet

Gastrointestinal

Frequency not reported: Constipation[Ref]

More about Alternagel (aluminum hydroxide)

Consumer resources

Other brands
Amphojel

Related treatment guides

References

1. "Product Information. Amphojel (aluminum hydroxide)." Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories, Philadelphia, PA.

2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.