Aluminum Hydroxide and Magnesium Hydroxide

Aluminum Hydroxide and Magnesium Hydroxide Brand Names

Alamag | Alumina and Magnesia | Mintox | Mylanta Ultimate | Rulox

What is Aluminum Hydroxide and Magnesium Hydroxide

Aluminum hydroxide and magnesium hydroxide is an oral combination product, commonly used as an antacid.

The side effects of constipation from aluminum and diarrhea from magnesium are dose related, and the combination of aluminum hydroxide and magnesium hydroxide allows for a potent acid neutralizing capacity with lower doses of each agent.

Aluminum and magnesium combinations are the most commonly used commercial antacids.

Aluminum hydroxide and magnesium hydroxide is commercially available in an oral suspension and oral tablet form. The suspension is composed of smaller particles, which provide a larger surface area and a more rapid and effective dissolution in gastric acid.

Indications

  • duodenal ulcer
  • dyspepsia
  • gastric ulcer
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • pyrosis (heartburn)

For symptomatic relief of dyspepsia, pyrosis (heartburn), or conditions associated with hyperacidity [e.g., adjunctive therapy of hypersecretory conditions like gastric ulcer; duodenal ulcer, Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), or stress gastritis prophylaxis]

Side Effects

  1. anorexia
  2. constipation
  3. dehydration
  4. diarrhea
  5. diuresis
  6. encephalopathy
  7. GI obstruction
  8. hemorrhoids
  9. hypercalcemia
  10. hypermagnesemia
  11. hypophosphatemia
  12. hypotension
  13. impaired cognition
  14. malaise
  15. nausea
  16. nephrolithiasis
  17. osteomalacia
  18. osteoporosis
  19. vomiting
  20. weakness

Monitoring Parameters

  • serum magnesium

Contraindications

  • ascites
  • breast-feeding
  • children
  • colostomy
  • constipation
  • diarrhea
  • diverticulitis
  • fecal impaction
  • geriatric
  • GI bleeding
  • GI obstruction
  • heart failure
  • hemorrhoids
  • hepatic disease
  • hypermagnesemia
  • hypophosphatemia
  • ileostomy
  • ileus
  • infants
  • neonates
  • pregnancy
  • premature neonates
  • renal disease
  • renal failure
  • renal impairment
  • ulcerative colitis

Interactions

  • Abacavir; Dolutegravir; Lamivudine
  • Acalabrutinib
  • Acetaminophen
  • Acetaminophen; Aspirin, ASA; Caffeine
  • Acetaminophen; Butalbital
  • Acetaminophen; Butalbital; Caffeine
  • Acetaminophen; Butalbital; Caffeine; Codeine
  • Acetaminophen; Caffeine
  • Acetaminophen; Caffeine; Dihydrocodeine
  • Acetaminophen; Caffeine; Magnesium Salicylate; Phenyltoloxamine
  • Acetaminophen; Caffeine; Phenyltoloxamine; Salicylamide
  • Acetaminophen; Chlorpheniramine; Dextromethorphan; Phenylephrine
  • Acetaminophen; Chlorpheniramine; Dextromethorphan; Pseudoephedrine
  • Acetaminophen; Chlorpheniramine; Phenylephrine; Phenyltoloxamine
  • Acetaminophen; Codeine
  • Acetaminophen; Dextromethorphan
  • Acetaminophen; Dextromethorphan; Doxylamine
  • Acetaminophen; Dextromethorphan; Guaifenesin; Phenylephrine
  • Acetaminophen; Dextromethorphan; Phenylephrine
  • Acetaminophen; Dextromethorphan; Pseudoephedrine
  • Acetaminophen; Dichloralphenazone; Isometheptene
  • Acetaminophen; Diphenhydramine
  • Acetaminophen; Guaifenesin; Phenylephrine
  • Acetaminophen; Hydrocodone
  • Acetaminophen; Oxycodone
  • Acetaminophen; Pentazocine
  • Acetaminophen; Propoxyphene
  • Acetaminophen; Pseudoephedrine
  • Acetaminophen; Tramadol
  • Acidifying Agents
  • Acrivastine; Pseudoephedrine
  • Alendronate; Cholecalciferol
  • Allopurinol
  • Amlodipine; Atorvastatin
  • Amphetamines
  • Amprenavir
  • Anticholinergics
  • Ascorbic Acid, Vitamin C
  • Atazanavir
  • Atazanavir; Cobicistat
  • Atenolol
  • Atenolol; Chlorthalidone
  • Atorvastatin
  • Atorvastatin; Ezetimibe
  • Atropine; Benzoic Acid; Hyoscyamine; Methenamine; Methylene Blue; Phenyl Salicylate
  • Atropine; Difenoxin
  • Atropine; Diphenoxylate
  • Azithromycin
  • Baloxavir Marboxil
  • Benzhydrocodone; Acetaminophen
  • Benzoic Acid; Hyoscyamine; Methenamine; Methylene Blue; Phenyl Salicylate
  • Bictegravir; Emtricitabine; Tenofovir Alafenamide
  • Bisacodyl
  • Bismuth Subcitrate Potassium; Metronidazole; Tetracycline
  • Bismuth Subsalicylate; Metronidazole; Tetracycline
  • Bisphosphonates
  • Bosutinib
  • Brompheniramine; Guaifenesin; Hydrocodone
  • Brompheniramine; Hydrocodone; Pseudoephedrine
  • Brompheniramine; Pseudoephedrine
  • Budesonide
  • Budesonide; Formoterol
  • Bumetanide
  • Calcium Carbonate; Risedronate
  • Calcium; Vitamin D
  • Capecitabine
  • Captopril
  • Captopril; Hydrochlorothiazide, HCTZ
  • Carbetapentane; Pseudoephedrine
  • Carbinoxamine; Dextromethorphan; Pseudoephedrine
  • Carbinoxamine; Hydrocodone; Phenylephrine
  • Carbinoxamine; Hydrocodone; Pseudoephedrine
  • Carbinoxamine; Pseudoephedrine
  • Carbonic anhydrase inhibitors
  • Cardiac glycosides
  • Cefdinir
  • Cefditoren
  • Cefpodoxime
  • Cefuroxime
  • Cetirizine; Pseudoephedrine
  • Chenodiol
  • Chlophedianol; Dexchlorpheniramine; Pseudoephedrine
  • Chloroquine
  • Chlorpheniramine; Dihydrocodeine; Pseudoephedrine
  • Chlorpheniramine; Guaifenesin; Hydrocodone; Pseudoephedrine
  • Chlorpheniramine; Hydrocodone
  • Chlorpheniramine; Hydrocodone; Phenylephrine
  • Chlorpheniramine; Hydrocodone; Pseudoephedrine
  • Chlorpheniramine; Pseudoephedrine
  • Chlorpromazine
  • Cholic Acid
  • Ciprofloxacin
  • Citric Acid; Potassium Citrate
  • Citric Acid; Potassium Citrate; Sodium Citrate
  • Citric Acid; Sodium Citrate
  • Conjugated Estrogens; Bazedoxifene
  • Dasatinib
  • Deferasirox
  • Deferiprone
  • Delafloxacin
  • Delavirdine
  • Demeclocycline
  • Desloratadine; Pseudoephedrine
  • Dexchlorpheniramine; Dextromethorphan; Pseudoephedrine
  • Dexmethylphenidate
  • Dextromethorphan; Guaifenesin; Pseudoephedrine
  • Dextromethorphan; Quinidine
  • Diazepam
  • Dichlorphenamide
  • Diclofenac; Misoprostol
  • Didanosine, ddI
  • Diflunisal
  • Dihydrocodeine; Guaifenesin; Pseudoephedrine
  • Diphenhydramine; Hydrocodone; Phenylephrine
  • Diphenhydramine; Naproxen
  • Dirithromycin
  • Dolutegravir
  • Dolutegravir; Lamivudine
  • Dolutegravir; Rilpivirine
  • Doxycycline
  • Eltrombopag
  • Elvitegravir
  • Elvitegravir; Cobicistat; Emtricitabine; Tenofovir Alafenamide
  • Elvitegravir; Cobicistat; Emtricitabine; Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate
  • Emtricitabine; Rilpivirine; Tenofovir alafenamide
  • Emtricitabine; Rilpivirine; Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate
  • Erdafitinib
  • Ergocalciferol, Vitamin D2
  • Erlotinib
  • Esomeprazole; Naproxen
  • Ethacrynic Acid
  • Ethambutol
  • Ethanol
  • Ethinyl Estradiol; Norethindrone Acetate; Ferrous fumarate
  • Ethinyl Estradiol; Norethindrone; Ferrous fumarate
  • Ethotoin
  • Ezetimibe
  • Ezetimibe; Simvastatin
  • Fexofenadine
  • Fexofenadine; Pseudoephedrine
  • Fosamprenavir
  • Fosinopril
  • Fosinopril; Hydrochlorothiazide, HCTZ
  • Furosemide
  • Gabapentin
  • Gastrointestinal Enzymes
  • Gefitinib
  • Gemifloxacin
  • Glipizide
  • Glipizide; Metformin
  • Glyburide
  • Glyburide; Metformin
  • Guaifenesin; Hydrocodone
  • Guaifenesin; Hydrocodone; Pseudoephedrine
  • Guaifenesin; Pseudoephedrine
  • Halofantrine
  • Homatropine; Hydrocodone
  • Hydrochlorothiazide, HCTZ; Propranolol
  • Hydrocodone
  • Hydrocodone; Ibuprofen
  • Hydrocodone; Phenylephrine
  • Hydrocodone; Potassium Guaiacolsulfonate
  • Hydrocodone; Potassium Guaiacolsulfonate; Pseudoephedrine
  • Hydrocodone; Pseudoephedrine
  • Hydroxychloroquine
  • Hyoscyamine; Methenamine; Methylene Blue; Phenyl Salicylate; Sodium Biphosphate
  • Ibuprofen; Pseudoephedrine
  • Indomethacin
  • Iron
  • Iron Salts
  • Isoniazid, INH; Pyrazinamide, PZA; Rifampin
  • Isoniazid, INH; Rifampin
  • Itraconazole
  • Ketoconazole
  • Lactulose
  • Lansoprazole; Naproxen
  • Ledipasvir; Sofosbuvir
  • Lesinurad; Allopurinol
  • Levofloxacin
  • Levothyroxine
  • Levothyroxine; Liothyronine (Porcine)
  • Levothyroxine; Liothyronine (Synthetic)
  • Liothyronine
  • Loop diuretics
  • Loratadine; Pseudoephedrine
  • Magnesium Citrate
  • Mefenamic Acid
  • Mefloquine
  • Mesalamine, 5-ASA
  • Methenamine
  • Methenamine; Sodium Acid Phosphate
  • Methenamine; Sodium Acid Phosphate; Methylene Blue; Hyoscyamine
  • Methylphenidate
  • Minocycline
  • Misoprostol
  • Moxifloxacin
  • Mycophenolate
  • Naproxen
  • Naproxen; Pseudoephedrine
  • Naproxen; Sumatriptan
  • Neratinib
  • Nilotinib
  • Nitrofurantoin
  • Norfloxacin
  • Ofloxacin
  • Omadacycline
  • Pancrelipase
  • Pazopanib
  • Penicillamine
  • Pexidartinib
  • Phenytoin
  • Phosphorus
  • Polyethylene Glycol; Electrolytes; Bisacodyl
  • Polysaccharide-Iron Complex
  • Ponatinib
  • Potassium Bicarbonate
  • Potassium Chloride
  • Potassium Citrate
  • Potassium-sparing diuretics
  • Propranolol
  • Pseudoephedrine
  • Quinidine
  • Quinine
  • Raltegravir
  • Rifampin
  • Rilpivirine
  • Riociguat
  • Risedronate
  • Rosuvastatin
  • Sarecycline
  • Sodium Ferric Gluconate Complex; ferric pyrophosphate citrate
  • Sodium Fluoride
  • Sodium Polystyrene Sulfonate
  • Sofosbuvir; Velpatasvir
  • Sofosbuvir; Velpatasvir; Voxilaprevir
  • Sotalol
  • Sucralfate
  • Tacrolimus
  • Tetracycline
  • Thyroid hormones
  • Ticlopidine
  • Tipranavir
  • Torsemide
  • Trospium
  • Ursodeoxycholic Acid, Ursodiol
  • Valproic Acid, Divalproex Sodium
  • Vitamin D
  • Vitamin D analogs
  • Zalcitabine, ddC
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