Aluminum Hydroxide, Magnesium Hydroxide, and Simethicone
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Aluminum Hydroxide, Magnesium Hydroxide, and Simethicone?

(a LOO mi num hye DROKS ide, mag NEE zhum hye DROKS ide, & sye METH i kone)

• This medicine is used to relieve excess gas in the stomach.

• This medicine is used to treat heartburn and indigestion.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Do not take other medicines within 1 hour of this medicine.

• If you have kidney disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Abnormal taste. This is usually reversible.

Aluminum- and calcium-containing products:

• Constipation. More liquids, regular exercise, or a fiber-containing diet may help. Talk with healthcare provider about a stool softener or laxative.

Magnesium-containing products:

• Diarrhea.

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