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Aluminium Hydroxide

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Aluminium Hydroxide Uses

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

How Aluminium Hydroxide works

Aluminium Hydroxide is an antacid and alkalizer.

Severe side effects of Aluminium Hydroxide

Constipation, Vomiting, Difficulty in urination, Nausea, Chalky taste, Drug toxicity, Decreased phosphate level in blood, Decreased magnesium level in blood, Milk-alkali syndrome, Rebound hyperacidity, Softening of bones, Fecal impaction (hardened stool that stays stuck in the rectum or lower colon), Abdominal cramp, Abdominal pain, Central nervous system problems, Tarry stools, Hematemesis (vomiting blood)
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07 Sep 2022 | 09:42 AM (UTC)

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Expert advice for Aluminium Hydroxide

  • 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 for Aluminium Hydroxide

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.


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