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Magaldrate is primarily used to provide symptomatic relief of hyperacidity associated with peptic ulcer, gastritis, peptic esophagitis and hiatal hernia. Magaldrate is also used to treat a sour stomach, acid indigestion, heartburn and gas. It is an antacid that neutralizes the stomach acid and slowly increases the pH level of the stomach.

Taking anticoagulants and citrate salts may increase the side effects of Magaldrate. Let your doctor know if you are on a low magnesium diet, have appendicitis, kidney and bowel problems, and rectal bleeding. If you have an allergy to Magaldrate or any related medication and food, let your doctor know.

It is in the form of a suspension liquid that can be taken with or without food. Never take a double dose of Magaldrate, it is better that you skip it till the next time you can take it. Remember to ask the doctor any queries that you may have about the medicine and the course of the treatment.

There are very few possible side effects of Magaldrate that include intestinal pain, constipation and diarrhea. More serious side effects that need medical attention are loss of appetite, tarry stools, slow reflexes, vomiting and rashes.

Chew tablets thoroughly before swallowing with water; notify physician if relief is not obtained or if signs of bleeding from GI tract occur.

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Gastroenterologist before using this medicine.

The primary use of this medication is as follows:

Common side effects of this medicine include:

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Are there any overdose instructions?

    Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Below is the list of medicines, which contains Magaldrate as ingredient

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This medicine is an antacid drug. It is primarily used to treat esophagitis, duodenal and gastric ulcers. The aluminium magnesium hydroxide present in this medicine neutralizes gastric acid and increases gastric ph which in turn inactivates pepsin.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Medicine

    This medicine must not be co-administer along with Tetracyclines, digoxin, indomethacin, iron salts, isoniazid.
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About Magaldrate
What are the uses of Magaldrate
What are the contraindications of Magaldrate ?
What are the side effects of Magaldrate ?
Key highlights of Magaldrate
What are the dosage instructions?
Medicines containing Magaldrate
How does this medication work?
What are the interactions of Magaldrate ?