Take this medication by mouth, usually after meals and at bedtime as needed. Follow all the directions on the product package or use as directed by your doctor. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
What is aluminum hydroxide medicine used for?
Aluminum hydroxide is used for the relief of heartburn, sour stomach, and peptic ulcer pain and to promote the healing of peptic ulcers.
What are the side effects of aluminum hydroxide?
What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Aluminum Hydroxide (AlternaGEL)?
- Rebound hyperacidity.
- Low blood phosphates (hypophosphatemia)
- Chalky taste.
- Constipation (this could lead to hemorrhoids or bowel obstruction)
- Fecal impaction.
What are the side effects of magnesium hydroxide?
What are the possible side effects of magnesium hydroxide?
- severe nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea;
- no bowel movement after using the medicine as a laxative;
- rectal bleeding; or.
- worsening symptoms.