Antacid therapy in gastric and duodenal ulcer, gastritis, heartburn and gastric hyperacidity.
Adults (including the elderly):
10 – 20 ml taken 20 minutes to one hour after meals and at bedtime or as required. Maalox can be taken with water or milk if required.
Not recommended for children under 14 years.
Maalox should not be used in patients who are severely debilitated or suffering from renal insufficiency, or if there is severe abdominal pain and/or the possibility of bowel obstruction.
Special warnings and precautions for use
In patients with renal impairment, plasma levels of both aluminium and magnesium increase. In these patients, a long-term exposure to high doses of aluminium and magnesium salts may lead to dementia, microcytic anemia.
Aluminum hydroxide may be unsafe in patients with porphyria undergoing hemodialysis.
No clinical data on exposed pregnancies are available. Use of antacids should be avoided in the first trimester of pregnancy. Caution should be exercised when prescribing to pregnant and lactating women.
List of excipients
Methylparaben (E218), propylparaben (E216), citric acid (anhydrous), sodium saccharin (granular), sorbitol solution 70% (E420), mannitol powder (E421), hydrogen peroxide solution 35%, hydrochloric acid, peppermint oil and purified water.
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