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Aluminum hydroxide Oral Suspension 64 mg/mL

Uses

This medicine is used for the following purposes:

  • indigestion
  • stomach acid reflux
  • ulcers in stomach or intestines

Instructions

Drink the medicine.

Do not mix this medicine with other liquids before using.

Store at room temperature or in the refrigerator. Do not freeze.

Keep the medicine away from heat and light.

Chilling this medicine may reduce its bad taste.

Shake the bottle well before using the medicine.

Drink at least 4 cups (32 ounces) of water after each dose.

To reduce constipation, eat high fiber foods, drink plenty of water and exercise.

This medicine can reduce the absorption of other medicines. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about the best times to use this product.

If you are using this medicine regularly, it is important to take each dose of medicine on time. Keep taking the medicine even if you feel well.

If you forget to take a dose on time, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, do not take the missed dose. Return to your normal dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses of this medicine at one time.

Please tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the medicines you take. Include both prescription and over-the-counter medicines. Also tell them about any vitamins, herbal medicines, or anything else you take for your health.

If your symptoms do not improve or they worsen while on this medicine, contact your doctor.

You may stop using this medicine if you no longer have symptoms.

It is very important that you keep all appointments for medical exams and tests while on this medicine.

Do not take the medicine more than six times during 24 hours.

Cautions

Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine. Symptoms of an allergic reaction can include trouble breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness.

This medicine is associated with a rare but very serious medical condition. Please speak with your doctor about symptoms you should look out for while on this medicine. Notify your doctor immediately if you develop those symptoms.

Some patients taking this medicine have experienced serious side effects. Please speak with your doctor to understand the risks and benefits associated with this medicine.

Do not use the medication any more than instructed.

Tell the doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or breastfeeding.

Ask your pharmacist if this medicine can interact with any of your other medicines. Be sure to tell them about all the medicines you take.

Please tell all your doctors and dentists that you are on this medicine before they provide care.

Do not start or stop any other medicines without first speaking to your doctor or pharmacist.

Side Effects

The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.

  • constipation

Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you notice any of these more serious side effects:

  • severe or persistent abdominal pain
  • decreased appetite
  • changes in memory, mood, or thinking
  • confusion
  • severe or persistent constipation
  • coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds
  • mood changes
  • muscle weakness
  • stomach pain
  • dark, tarry stool
  • unusual or unexplained tiredness or weakness
  • difficulty or discomfort urinating
  • severe or persistent vomiting

A few people may have an allergic reactions to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.

Extra

Please speak with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you have any questions about this medicine.

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IMPORTANT NOTE: This document tells you briefly how to take your medicine, but it does not tell you all there is to know about it.Your doctor or pharmacist may give you other documents about your medicine. Please talk to them if you have any questions.Always follow their advice. There is a more complete description of this medicine available in English.Scan this code on your smartphone or tablet or use the web address below. You can also ask your pharmacist for a printout. If you have any questions, please ask your pharmacist.


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