Aluminium Hydroxide is generally used in treatment of acidity, intestinal ulcers and stomach ulcers Simethicone is generally used in treatment of abdominal pain and bloating Oxetacaine / Oxethazaine is generally used in treatment for local anesthesia. Milk Of Magnesia is generally used in treatment of constipation.
Dryness in mouth
Loss of appetite
How to use
Consume this medicine in the dosage and duration as per your doctors advise. While taking Simethicone, swallow it completely without crushing, breaking or chewing it. Simethicone is to be taken with food. Consume this medicine in the dosage and duration as per your doctors advise. For directions before use, please check the label. Measure it with a measuring cup and take it by mouth. Shake well before use. Milk Of Magnesia is to be taken with food.
How it works
Aluminium Hydroxide is an antacid and alkalizer. Simethicone is an antifoaming medicine. It disintegrates gas bubbles and allows easy passage of gas. Oxetacaine / Oxethazaine works by blocking pain signals from the peripheral nerves to brain which decreases the sensation of pain. Milk Of Magnesia works by drawing water into the intestine through osmosis, which makes the stool soft and easier to pass.
Frequently Asked Questions
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 to use if so it is used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as per the advice of the 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.
Q. Is Simethicone antacid? No. Simethicone is not an antacid. But it is used in preparations which are used as antacid
Q. Does it contain aspirin? It does not contain aspirin
Q. Is Simethicone available over the counter? Yes. Simethicone is sold over the counter without a prescription
Q. Is Simethicone gluten free? Yes. Simethicone is gluten free. However, please refer to package insert of the prescribed brand before use
Q. Is Simethicone safe? Yes. Simethicone is relatively safe
Q. Is it safe for babies? Safe for infants and babies, if used as recommended. In case of any side-effects, consult your doctor
Q. Is it safe to take Simethicone daily? It is advisable to take Simethicone only as per the instructions of the doctor
Q. Is Simethicone good for gas? Yes. Simethicone is effective in the treatment of gas
Q. Does it have any side effects? It does not have any known serious side-effects
Q. Can I take Simethicone with ibuprofen, famotidine, lansoprazole, omeprazole, antibiotics, ranitidine, ciprofloxacin, Pepto-bismol, or Depakote? Yes. Simethicone can be taken with ibuprofen, famotidine, lansoprazole, omeprazole, antibiotics, ranitidine, ciprofloxacin, Pepto-bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) or Depakote (divalproate sodium), if prescribed by your doctor
Q. Does Simethicone cause nausea or constipation? Simethicone is not known to cause nausea or constipation. If you experience any such symptoms, please consult your doctor
Q. Is Simethicone effective against acid reflux? Simethicone is effective in controlling acid reflux if combined with an antacid.
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 Â 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.
It is better to take with food or at bedtime.
Avoid continuous use for long durations.Swallow the whole tablet, do not crush or chew, as doing this may cause numbing of the mouth.Tell your doctor if you have any kidney disorder, inflammation of a part of the intestine (appendicitis) or decreased levels of potassium in the blood.If you are elderly patient, you may prescribed lower doses and will be recommended medical supervision.Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.Do not take if allergic to oxetacaine or any of its ingredients.
Avoid taking a Milk Of Magnesia for more than 1 week, unless prescribed by the doctor, as it leads to dependency on the laxative action to produce a bowel movement.Â Together with Milk Of Magnesia, fiber rich diet containing whole grain breadÂ and cereals, bran, fruits and green leafy vegetables, is essential to maintain healthy bowel function.A Milk Of Magnesia should preferably be taken at bedtime because it requires 6 to 8 hours to show impact.Notify your doctor if you are on a low-sugar diet because the Milk Of Magnesia contains sugars.Take Milk Of Magnesia after 2 hours from other medicines, as it may interfere with the absorption of other medicines.
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