Maalox tablets

Maalox - a drug used to reduce gastric acidity and reduce pain in the upper digestive tract.

Pharmacological action

Maalox antacid has a (neutralized with hydrochloric acid), enveloping, absorbent (removes from the bowel allergens, toxins, microorganisms, gases), choleretic and carminative (eliminates excessive gas) properties.

Maalox is a combination of magnesium hydroxide and algeldrata that provide high safety and neutralizing ability of the drug.

Application of Maalox to neutralize stomach free hydrochloric acid and reduce the activity of gastric juice.

Indications Maalox

Apply Maalox manual recommends that you:

  • peptic ulcer exacerbation;
  • acute and chronic gastritis;
  • chronic gastroduodenitis (inflammation of the stomach and duodenum) in the acute phase;
  • acute gastroduodenitis;
  • gastrointestinal reflux (the main symptom - heartburn);
  • hiatal hernia;
  • prevention and elimination of the phenomena of dyspepsia after the use of certain drugs;
  • Go pain discomfort in the epigastric region;
  • heartburn provoked by errors in diet;
  • Abuse of coffee, nicotine and alcohol.


Maalox is not indicated for severe renal impairment, Alzheimer's disease, hypophosphatemia, hypersensitivity to the drug, as well as during pregnancy.

Caution is needed when using Maalox children under 12 years of age and women who are breastfeeding.

Instructions for use Maalox

Maalox is produced in the form of tablets or suspensions.

Take the drug should be either through 1-1, 5:00 after a meal, or if you have any pain. When gastrointestinal reflux Maalox instruction recommends taking a short period of time after eating.

Maalox tablets, the application suggests a thorough resorption or chewing, appoint 1-2 pcs. 3-4 times  Maalox suspension
 day; to eliminate discomfort - the same amount of drug once. The maximum daily dose - 12 tablets, the maximum number of tricks - 6 times, the maximum duration of treatment - 2-3 months.

Maalox suspension to be taken 3-4 times a day for 15 ml, which corresponds to 1 tablespoon or 1 package. The interval between doses of the drug should not be less than two hours. The maximum daily dose of Maalox suspension - 90 ml (6 bags). Before using the drug must be shaken well, or if the bag, stretch your hands thoroughly.

When using Maalox children the dosage and duration of treatment determined by the doctor.

Side effects

In the application specified in the instructions to the Maalox doses side effects are extremely rare. In some cases the adverse reaction of the organism to the drug may manifest as constipation, vomiting, nausea, change in taste.

With prolonged use of Maalox in patients with impaired renal excretory function can be observed hypocalcemia, hypophosphatemia, osteoporosis, giperalyuminiemiya, gipermagniemiya, encephalopathy, renal failure.

Persons suffering from renal insufficiency, long-term use of the drug may be thirsty, hyporeflexia, lowering blood pressure.

Maalox suspension or tablets in the elderly may trigger Alzheimer's disease and exacerbation of bone and joint diseases.

Additional Information

The storage location of the product temperature should not exceed 25 0 C. Shelf life Maalox suspension -2 years, tablets - 5 years.