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Maalox Advanced Oral Precautions and Side Effects


IMPORTANT NOTE: The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.

Generic Name: ALUMINUM/MAGNESIUM ANTACID/SIMETHICONE - ORAL
Pronounced: (a-LOO-mi-num/mag-NEE-zee-um/sye-METH-i-kone)

Maalox Advanced Oral Precautions

Before taking this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to calcium carbonate or simethicone; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients (such as soy), which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

This product should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this product, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have:

  • high calcium levels (hypercalcemia)
  • stomach/intestinal blockage

If you have any of the following health problems, consult your doctor or pharmacist before using this product:

  • kidney disease (e.g., kidney stones)
  • severe loss of body water (dehydration)

This medicine may contain sugar. If you have diabetes, consult your doctor or pharmacist about using this drug safely.

If you are pregnant, tell your doctor before using this medication.

Calcium carbonate passes into breast milk. It is not known if simethicone passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Maalox Advanced Oral Side Effects

Constipation may occur. If this effect persists or worsens, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

If your doctor has directed you to use this medication, remember that he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur:

  • loss of appetite
  • nausea/vomiting
  • unusual weight loss
  • bone/muscle pain
  • mental/mood changes (e.g., confusion)
  • headache
  • increased thirst/urination
  • unusual weakness/tiredness

Tell your doctor immediately if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur:

  • change in the amount of urine

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including:

  • rash
  • itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat)
  • severe dizziness
  • trouble breathing

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

In the US -

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.



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