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.
GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes
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.
200 mg aluminum hydroxide, 200 mg magnesium hydroxide, 25 mg simethicone
225 mg aluminum hydroxide, 200 mg magnesium hydroxide, 25 mg simethicone per 5 ml.
STORAGE: Aluminum and magnesium antacids should be stored at room temperature 20 C to 25 C (68 F to 77 F).
PRESCRIBED FOR: Aluminum and magnesium antacids are used for acid indigestion, heartburn, and sour stomach. Simethicone containing antacids provide additional relief from bloating and pressure due to gas.
- Adults and children of 12 years and older: Take 2 to 4 teaspoons (10-20 ml) or 2 to 4 tablets by mouth every 4 to 6 hours one before or 3 hours after a meal. Do not take more than 12 tablets a day.
- Children under 12 years of age: Consult a doctor.
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