Aluminium Hydroxide


What is Aluminium Hydroxide for ?

It is used to lower high phosphate levels in certain kidney conditions. It is used to treat heartburn, upset stomach and indigestion.

How does Aluminium Hydroxide work ?

It is an antacid that lowers stomach acid. Aluminum binds phosphate in the GI (gastrointestinal) tract and prevents absorption.

How should Aluminium Hydroxide be used ?

Take 1 to 3 hours after meals as an antacid. Drink lots of non caffeine liquids unless told to drink less liquid by your doctor.

Common side effects of Aluminium Hydroxide ?

Bad taste in your mouth. Hard stools (constipation).

What do I do if I miss a dose ?

Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. - If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. - Many times this drug is taken on an as needed basis.

What precautions should I take when taking Aluminium Hydroxide ?

If you have an allergy to aluminum or any other part of this drug.

Are there any food restrictions ?

Avoid Alcohol.

How do I store Aluminium Hydroxide ?

Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children. - Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.

Pregnancy Category ?

Category N : Not yet classified.

Therapeutic Classification ?

Antacids, Antireflux Agents & Antiulcerants.