However, not everyone experiences these side effects. In addition, some people may experience other side effects. So, if you have any concerns about a side effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.
What drugs may interact with Maalox?
This medication may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects.
To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist.
Drugs with known interactions:
- Iron-containing supplements
- Bisphosphonates (e.g. alendronate)
- Tetracycline antibiotics
- Quinolone antibiotics
- Thyroid drugs (e.g. levothyroxine)
- Calcium channel blockers (e.g. diltiazem, verapamil)
- Azole antifungals
- H2 blockers (e.g. cimetidine)
If you experience an adverse drug interaction, inform your doctor immediately to reevaluate your treatment plan. Approaches include dose adjustment, drug substitution, or ending therapy.
Does food or alcohol interact with Maalox?
This drug may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.
What health conditions may interact with Maalox?
This drug may interact with underlying conditions. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. Therefore, it is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.
The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. Therefore, you should always consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using any medication.
What is the dose for an adult?
Take 2 to 4 tablets or teaspoons up to four times a day.
What is the dose for a child?
There is no established pediatric dose. It may be unsafe for your child. It is always important to fully understand the safety of the drug before using. Please consult with your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
How is Maalox available?
Maalox is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:
- Chewable tablet: Al hydroxide 200 mg + Mg hydroxide 200 mg (Maalox); Al hydroxide 200 mg + Mg hydroxide 200 mg + simethicone 25 mg (Maalox Plus)
- Oral suspension: Al hydroxide 225 mg + Mg hydroxide 200 mg per 5 mL (Maalox); Al hydroxide 225 mg + Mg hydroxide 200 mg + simethicone 25 mg per 5 mL (Maalox Plus)
What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?
In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to the nearest emergency room.
What should I do if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.