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Aluminium Hydroxide

INFORMATION

Uses

Aluminium Hydroxide is used in the treatment of acidity, intestinal ulcers and stomach ulcers.

How it works

Aluminium Hydroxide neutralizes excess acid in the stomach.

Common side effects

Facial swelling, Allergic reaction, Confusion, Difficulty in urination, Coughing up blood, Drowsiness, Black and bloody stools, Muscle disorder, Fatigue, Constipation, Loss of appetite

AVAILABLE MEDICINE

No medicine available

Expert advice

  • The Aluminium Hydroxide should be used only for occasional relief from increased stomach acid. Do not take it for more than 2 weeks, unless otherwise prescribed by the doctor.
  • Avoid Aluminium Hydroxide, if  you show signs of appendicitis or inflammed bowel (such as lower abdominal pain, cramping, bloating, nausea, vomiting). Please consult your doctor.
  • Do not take the Aluminium Hydroxide at least 2 hours before or after taking other medicines. It may interact with other medicines.

Frequently asked questions

Aluminium Hydroxide

Q.How does aluminium hydroxide work?
Aluminum hydroxide belongs to a class of medication call antacids. It acts by neutralizing the acids released in the stomach thus treating irritation of stomach lining

Q.Is aluminium hydroxide an alkali/ weak base/strong base/amphoteric?
Aluminium hydroxide is a strong base and is amphoteric

Q.Is aluminium hydroxide safe?
Aluminium hydroxide is safe when taken for an indication and at a dose strictly instructed by your doctor

Q.Is aluminium hydroxide known to cause Alzheimer's?
Aluminium hydroxide was thought to be associated with neurological symptoms. Studies clearly show that aluminum hydroxide does not cause neurological symptoms and thus does not cause Alzheimer's.


Content on this page was last updated on 28 November, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)