aluminum carbonate-oral, Basaljel
GENERIC NAME: ALUMINUM CARBONATE - ORAL (uh-LEW-mih-num KAR-buh-nate)
BRAND NAME(S): Basaljel
USES: Aluminum carbonate is an antacid. It neutralizes and reduces stomach acid. It is used to treat heartburn (e.g., gastritis, peptic esophagitis) and ulcers.
OTHER USES: This medication may also be used in certain kidney conditions to reduce blood phosphate levels.
HOW TO USE: Take this medication as directed. Too much antacid can actually increase the amount of acid the stomach produces. The liquid form should be shaken well before pouring each dose. Mix the liquid with water or fruit juice to drink. Tablets and capsules should be swallowed whole followed by a glass of water.
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