The dosage form. Maalox comes in the form of tablets in a package of 40 pieces. One tablet siderit aluminum hydroxide and magnesium hydroxide 0.4 g also Issued in the form of a suspension, 100 ml of which contain aluminum hydroxide 3,47 g of magnesium hydroxide 3 g, in bottles of 250 ml or plastic bags of 15 ml.
Therapeutic properties. Maalox neutralizes excess hydrochloric acid and reduces the damaging effect of gastric juice on the mucous membrane of the stomach and duodenum (an enveloping effect). The drug has a high efficacy and good taste.
Indications for use. The drug is used for gastritis with increased secretion, gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer - as well as gastric discomfort due to errors in diet, intake of some medications, alcohol and coffee.
Rules of application. Maalox is usually administered 1 to 2 tablets 1 to 1.5 hours after eating or in the case of pain. Previously, the tablet must be chewed and kept in the mouth to complete resorption. The drug is in the form of suspension take 15 ml (1 tablespoon). Before use, the bottle must be carefully shaken!ATTENTION! Not recommended simultaneous application of Malacca with many drugs, including some anti-ulcer agents (Denol, Venter). In these cases, Maalox take 2 hours before or 2 hours after taking other medications.
Side effects and complications. With prolonged use of the drug may cause the depletion of phosphorus and calcium in the body, leading to some softening of the bones.
Contraindications. Maalox should not be taken during severe forms of renal failure.
Storage. In usual conditions. Shelf life 2 years.