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Generic Name: aluminum hydroxide, magnesium hydroxide, and simethicone (Pronunciation: a LOO mi num hye DROX ide, mag NEE see um hye DROX ide, and sye METH i kone)

What is Aluminum hydroxide, magnesium hydroxide, and simethicone ()?

Aluminum and magnesium are naturally occurring minerals. Aluminum hydroxide and magnesium hydroxide are antacids.

Simethicone allows gas bubbles in the stomach and intestines to come together more easily, which allows for easier passage of gas.

The combination of aluminum hydroxide, magnesium hydroxide, and simethicone is used to treat heartburn, acid indigestion, upset stomach, and bloating caused by gas.

What are the possible side effects of aluminum hydroxide, magnesium hydroxide, and simethicone ()?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Less serious side effects are more likely, and you may have none at all.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about aluminum hydroxide, magnesium hydroxide, and simethicone ()?

You should not use aluminum hydroxide, magnesium hydroxide, and simethicone if you are allergic to it.

Ask a doctor or pharmacist before taking this medicine if you have kidney disease or if you are on a low-magnesium diet.

Do not use aluminum hydroxide, magnesium hydroxide, and simethicone without medical advice if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.

Avoid taking other medicines within 2 hours before or after you take aluminum hydroxide, magnesium hydroxide, and simethicone. Some antacids can make it harder for your body to absorb certain medicines, especially antibiotics.



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