Is aluminum hydroxide over the counter?


Benny Page   |   Member since 2019  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

Aluminum hydroxide is an antacid available in over-the-counter ( OTC ) medicines that relieve heartburn, acid indigestion, sour stomach, and upset stomach. Aluminum hydroxide can be found in heartburn medicines that contain more than one antacid active ingredient.

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Samantha Wilson   |   Member since 2012  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

In this regard, what is the brand name of aluminum hydroxide?

AlternaGEL .

is aluminum hydroxide the same as aluminum? Aluminum is a naturally occurring mineral. Aluminum hydroxide is an antacid. Aluminum hydroxide is used to treat heartburn, upset stomach, sour stomach, or acid indigestion.


Phoebe Ralph   |   Member since 2010  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

Additionally, what products contain aluminum hydroxide?

Aluminum hydroxide


Michael Noach   |   Member since 2013  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

What drug class is aluminum hydroxide?

Aluminum compounds .


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Erica Mason   |   Member since 2018  |  ✔ Verified

Is aluminum hydroxide an acid or base?

It is insoluble in water, but soluble in strong acids and bases. In water, aluminum hydroxide behaves as an amphoteric substance. That is, it acts as an acid in the presence of a strong base and as a base in the presence of a strong acid.


Gabriel Jacobs   |   Member since 2009  |  ✔ Verified

When should I take aluminum hydroxide gel?

Take this medication by mouth between meals and at bedtime. Follow all the directions on the product package or use as directed by your doctor.


Anabelle Griffiths   |   Member since 2016  |  ✔ Verified

Is aluminum hydroxide safe for skin?

Aluminum hydroxide. Synthetic ingredient that functions as an opacifying agent. Secondary uses include coloring agent and absorbent. Aluminum hydroxide has no known skin toxicity.


Lily Emerson   |   Member since 2008  |  ✔ Verified

Is Magnesium an antacid?

Magnesium is an ingredient found in many treatments for acid reflux. Antacids frequently combine magnesium hydroxide or magnesium carbonate with aluminum hydroxide or calcium carbonate. These mixtures can neutralize acid and relieve your symptoms. Proton pump inhibitors reduce the amount of acid your stomach makes.


Monica Exton   |   Member since 2008  |  ✔ Verified

Is aluminum in antacids harmful?

Over-the-counter antacids are the most important source for human aluminium exposure from a quantitative point of view. However, aluminium can act as a powerful neurological toxicant and provoke embryonic and fetal toxic effects in animals and humans after gestational exposure.


Hayden Shelton   |   Member since 2010  |  ✔ Verified

Do Tums contain aluminum hydroxide?

Most antacids contain at least one of these key ingredients: calcium carbonate, magnesium hydroxide, aluminum hydroxide and/or sodium bicarbonate.


Violet Morris   |   Member since 2017  |  ✔ Verified

When should you take aluminum hydroxide?

Take this medication with a full glass (8 ounces) of water. Aluminum hydroxide is usually taken between meals or at bedtime. Do not take aluminum hydroxide for longer than 2 weeks without your doctor's advice. Store aluminum hydroxide at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light.


Clint Walsh   |   Member since 2011  |  ✔ Verified

Does aluminum hydroxide cause Alzheimer's?

ANTACIDS. Some antacids contain high levels of aluminum, as aluminum hydroxide reduces stomach acidity. A very large meta-analysis of 9 observational studies including more than 6, 000 people reported that regular antacid use was not associated with Alzheimer's disease [18].


Benjamin Gibbons   |   Member since 2009  |  ✔ Verified

Is aluminum in Gaviscon dangerous?

It is a matter of discussion whether the type of aluminum used in antacids is absorbed in sufficient amounts to cause damage. However, with Gaviscon Advance it is not an issue anyway, as it is an aluminum-free formula.


Jacob Marshall   |   Member since 2009  |  ✔ Verified

Is there aluminum hydroxide in Zantac?

Each Zantac 150 Tablet for oral administration contains 168 mg of ranitidine HCl equivalent to 150 mg of ranitidine. Each tablet also contains the inactive ingredients FD&C Yellow No. 6 Aluminum Lake, hypromellose, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, titanium dioxide, triacetin, and yellow iron oxide.


Jackeline Butler   |   Member since 2005  |  ✔ Verified

Why are aluminum hydroxide and magnesium hydroxide combined?

Aluminum Hydroxide, Magnesium Hydroxide are antacids used together to relieve heartburn, acid indigestion, and upset stomach. They combine with stomach acid and neutralize it.


Melinda Keys   |   Member since 2018  |  ✔ Verified

How does aluminum hydroxide work?

Aluminum hydroxide is an antacid that works quickly to lower the acid in the stomach. Liquid antacids usually work faster/better than tablets or capsules. This medication works only on existing acid in the stomach. It does not prevent acid production.


Ruth Thornton   |   Member since 2007  |  ✔ Verified

What does magnesium hydroxide do?

Magnesium hydroxide also reduces stomach acid, and increases water in the intestines which may induce defecation. Magnesium hydroxide is used as a laxative to relieve occasional constipation (irregularity) and as an antacid to relieve indigestion, sour stomach, and heartburn.


Percy Healy   |   Member since 2009  |  ✔ Verified

What is the side effects of aluminum?

Aluminum Hydroxide Side Effectssevere stomach pain or constipation, loss of appetite; pain when you urinate; muscle weakness, tiredness; extreme drowsiness; or. bloody or tarry stools, coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds.


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