ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE SUSPENSION - ORAL
Common Brand Name(s): Alternagel, Amphojel
Phonetic Pronunciation: (a-LOO-mi-num hye-DROX-ide)
Information last revised May 2010
What does ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE SUSP -ORAL look like?
aluminum hydroxide gel 320 mg/5 mL Oral Susp
This medication is used to treat the symptoms of too much stomach acid such as stomach upset, heartburn, and acid indigestion. Aluminum hydroxide is an antacid that works quickly to lower the acid in the stomach. Liquid antacids usually work faster/better than tablets or capsules. This medication works only on existing acid in the stomach. It does not prevent acid production. It may be used alone or with other medications that lower acid production (e.g., H2 blockers such as cimetidine/ranitidine and proton pump inhibitors such as omeprazole).
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