Generic Name: ALUMINUM/MAGNESIUM ANTACID - ORAL Pronounced: (a-LOO-mi-num/mag-NEE-zee-um) Heartburn Antacid Oral Precautions
Before taking this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist
if you are allergic to aluminum hydroxide; or to magnesium; or if you have any
other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause
allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more
If you have any of the following health problems, consult
your doctor or pharmacist before using this product:
frequent alcohol use
severe loss of body water (dehydration/fluid
kidney problems (including kidney stones)
This medicine may contain aspartame. If you have
phenylketonuria (PKU) or any other condition that requires you to restrict your
intake of aspartame (or phenylalanine), consult your doctor or pharmacist about
using this drug safely.
During pregnancy, this medication sh...
Heartburn, also known as gastric reflux or indigestion, happens after you eat and food is in your stomach. In the stomach, food is broken down by acids. Usually these acids stay in your stomach because a valve blocks the acids from going up the esophagus. Sometimes this valve doesn't work properly because the muscle weakens. When this happens, gastric acids can travel up the esophagus and cause a burning sensation -- this is heartburn. When these acids travel up into the mouth and then down into the lungs, they can cause gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
Symptoms of heartburn and GERD include:
irritating burning sensation in the chest or throat
middle back pain
bitter, acidic taste in the mouth
an increase in the burning sensation while lying down
Breast cancer treatments that can cause heartburn and GERD are:
Tykerb (chemical name: lapatinib), a targeted therapy
Bisphosphonates, medicines that are used to protect bones during breast cancer treat...
Toxemia; Pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH)
Often, women who are diagnosed with preeclampsia do not feel sick.
Symptoms of preeclampsia can include:
Swelling of the hands and face/eyes ( edema )
More than 2 pounds per week Sudden weight gain over 1 - 2 days
Note: Some swelling of the feet and ankles is considered normal with pregnancy.
Symptoms of more severe preeclampsia:
Headaches that are dull or throbbing and will not go away
Abdominal pain, mostly felt on the right side, underneath the ribs. Pain may also be felt in the right shoulder, and can be confused with heartburn , gallbladder pain, a stomach virus, or the baby kicking
Decreased urine output, not urinating very often
Nausea and vomiting (worrisome sign)
Vision changes -- temporary loss of vision, sensations of flashing lights, auras, light sensitivity, spots, and blurry vision
Signs and tests
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