Magnalox (as a combination product containing Aluminum Hydroxide, Magnesium Hydroxide)

Name: Magnalox (as a combination product containing Aluminum Hydroxide, Magnesium Hydroxide)

What special dietary instructions should I follow?

If you are taking this medication for an ulcer, follow the diet prescribed by your doctor carefully.

What should I do if I forget a dose?

If you are taking scheduled doses of Aluminum Hydroxide, Magnesium Hydroxide, take the missed dose as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.

What side effects can this medication cause?

Side effects from Aluminum Hydroxide, Magnesium Hydroxide are not common. To avoid the chalky taste, take with water or milk. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:

  • diarrhea
  • constipation
  • loss of appetite
  • unusual tiredness
  • muscle weakness

What other information should I know?

If you are taking this medication under a doctor's care, keep all appointments with your doctor.

Do not let anyone else take your medication.

It is important for you to keep a written list of all of the prescription and nonprescription (over-the-counter) medicines you are taking, as well as any products such as vitamins, minerals, or other dietary supplements. You should bring this list with you each time you visit a doctor or if you are admitted to a hospital. It is also important information to carry with you in case of emergencies.

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