Maalox Suspension contains two different medicines. They are called dried aluminium hydroxide gel and magnesium hydroxide. They belong to a group of medicines called antacids.
Maalox Suspension is used for:
-Heartburn or when your stomach has too much acid (indigestion)
-inflammation of the stomach (gastritis)
-When prescribed by a doctor may also be used for lowering the amount of acid in your stomach or gut (intestine) when you have an ulcer.
Maalox Suspension works by lowering the amount of acid in your stomach.
Adults, the elderly and children aged over 14 years:
Take 2 – 4 5ml spoonfuls four times a day or as directed.
Take 20 minutes to 1 hour after meals and at bedtime
Children under 14 years:
Shake the bottle well before use.
If symptoms persist consult your doctor.
Any remaining medicine should be disposed of 28 days after opening.
Not to be used in:
-Children under 14 years of age.
-Weak or debilitated people.
-Decreased kidney function.
-Low blood phosphate levels (hypophosphataemia).
-Severe abdominal pain.
-Blockage of the bowel (bowel obstruction), or where this is suspected.
Each 5ml of suspension contains 175mg of Aluminium Hydroxide and 200mg of Magnesium Hydroxide as the active ingredients.
The other ingredients are: Hydrochloric Acid, Citric Acid Monohydrate, Peppermint Oil, Mannitol (E421), Domiphen Bromide, Saccharin Sodium, Sorbitol Liquid (E420), Hydrogen Peroxide and Purified Water.