Information about Hydrotalcite

Hydrotalcite uses

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

How hydrotalcite works

Hydrotalcite is an inorganic salt that neutralizes the excess acid in the stomach.

Common side effects of hydrotalcite

Diarrhoea, Vomiting.

Available Medicine for Hydrotalcite

No medicine available

Expert advice for Hydrotalcite

  • The Hydrotalcite 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 Hydrotalcite, 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 Hydrotalcite at least 2 hours before or after taking other medicines. It may interact with other medicines.

Frequently asked questions for Hydrotalcite


Q. What is hydrotalcite used for?
Hydrotalcite is used as an antacid (to increase gastric pH), antireflux agent (to relieve from symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease) and antiulcerant (to stop acid secretion and to treat ulcers in the stomach).

Content on this page was last updated on 10 April, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)