Acidrox M Chewable Tablet Uses
Magaldrate is indicated to relieve symptoms of dyspepsia, heartburn, acid indigestion, sour stomach, gastroesophageal reflux, hiatal hernia and flatulence. It is also prescribed in hyperacidity associated with peptic ulcers, gastritis and esophagitis. Magaldrate may be given to children if necessary.
Acidrox M Introduction
Magaldrate is a hydroxymagnesium aluminate complex that is converted rapidly in gastric acid to Mg(OH)2 and Al(OH)3, which are absorbed poorly and thus provide a sustained antacid effect
Acidrox M Therapeutic Class
Acidrox M Chewable Tablet Doses
Tablet: 1-3 tablets, after meals and at bed time or as directed by the physician.
Syrup: 2 to 3 teaspoonful, 3 or 4 times daily, half to one hour after or before meal and at bedtime
Acidrox M Chewable Tablet Side Effects
Constipation and diarrhea may occur.
Acidrox M Uses During Pregnancy
Pregnant women: Magaldrate may be used in pregnancy if indicated however one should avoid excessive dosage.
Lactating mother: Magaldrate may pass into breast milk but has not been reported to cause problem in nursing babies.
Acidrox M Contraindication
Magaldrate is contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity to magnesium and aluminium. It is also contraindicated in patients with impaired renal function