aluminum hydroxide, magnesium hydroxide, simethicone antacids (Mylanta, Mylanta Maximum Strength)

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GENERIC NAME: aluminum hydroxide, magnesium hydroxide, simethicone antacids

BRAND NAME: Mylanta, Mylanta Maximum Strength, Mylanta Ultimate Strength, Maalox, Maalox Advanced, Gelusil

DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: Aluminum hydroxide and magnesium hydroxide act as antacids by neutralizing stomach acid that result in an increasing pH in the stomach. Simethicone is anti-gas medication that works by lowering surface tension of gas bubbles, which gives relief from gas.



PREPARATIONS: Aluminum/magnesium antacids are available as an oral chewable tablet, liquid, or suspension.


Mylanta and Maalox contain 200 mg aluminum hydroxide, 200 mg magnesium hydroxide, and 20 mg simethicone per 5 ml.

Mylanta Maximum Strength and Maalox Advanced contain 400 mg aluminum hydroxide, 400 mg magnesium hydroxide, and 40 mg simethicone per 5 ml.

Mylanta Ultimate Strength contains aluminum hydroxide 500 mg and magnesium hydroxide 500 mg per 5 ml.

Mylanta is available in 12 ounce liquid bottles. Maalox is available in 5, 12, and 26 ounce bottles.

Chewable Tablet

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/16/2014

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