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    Information about Magaldrate

    Magaldrate uses

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

    How magaldrate works

    Magaldrate is an antacid and alkalizer.

    Common side effects of magaldrate

    Content Details
    Written By
    Dr. Betina Chandolia
    MDS, BDS
    Reviewed By
    Dr. Varun Gupta
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    27 Dec 2019 | 01:08 PM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Magaldrate

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

    Frequently asked questions for Magaldrate


    Q. What is magaldrate and simethicone?

    Magaldrate and simethicone are used as antacid and antiflatulent drug in combination therapy. Magaldrate works by neutralizing stomach acid and simethicone works by eliminating the gas from stomach.

    Content on this page was last updated on 27 December, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)