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magaldrate (cont.)

What should I discuss with my health care provider before taking magaldrate (Ron Acid)?

You should not use this medication if you are allergic to magaldrate.

If you have certain conditions, you may need a dose adjustment or special tests to safely use this medication. Before you take magaldrate, tell your doctor if you have:

  • kidney disease;
  • Alzheimer's dementia;
  • severe constipation or diarrhea;
  • stomach ulcer or intestinal bleeding;
  • a blockage in your stomach or intestines; or
  • a colostomy or ileostomy.

FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether magaldrate is harmful to an unborn baby. Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.

Magaldrate may pass into breast milk. Although it is not expected to cause harm to a nursing baby, do not use magaldrate without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

How should I take magaldrate (Ron Acid)?

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

Magaldrate is usually taken 20 to 60 minutes after a meal and at bedtime. Follow your doctor's instructions.

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.

Do not take this medication for longer than 2 weeks without your doctor's advice. Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve, or if they get worse while taking magaldrate.

This medication can cause you to have unusual results with certain medical tests such as an x-ray, CT scan, or MRI taken using a radioactive dye. Be sure any doctor who treats you knows ahead of time that you are taking magaldrate.

Store magaldrate at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Do not freeze.

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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