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alginic acid, aluminum hydroxide, and magnesium carbonate (cont.)

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking alginic acid, aluminum hydroxide, and magnesium carbonate?

Ask a doctor or pharmacist if it is safe for you to take this medicine if you have:

  • kidney disease, a history of kidney stones;
  • severe constipation; or
  • if you are dehydrated.

It is not known whether this medication will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medication.

This medication may pass into breast milk and could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

How should I take alginic acid, aluminum hydroxide, and magnesium carbonate?

Use exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.

The chewable tablet must be chewed before you swallow it.

Shake the oral suspension (liquid) well just before you measure a dose. To be sure you get the correct dose, measure the liquid with a marked measuring spoon or medicine cup, not with a regular table spoon. If you do not have a dose-measuring device, ask your pharmacist for one.

Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve, or if they get worse while using this medication.

Store this medication at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light.

Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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