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Magaldrate

INFORMATION

Uses

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

How it works

Magaldrate neutralizes excess acid in the stomach.

Common side effects

Nausea, Memory loss, Brittle bone, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Intestinal pain, Loss of appetite, Muscle weakness, Slow reflexes, Vomiting

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Expert advice

  • 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

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 28 November, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)