Maalox

(aluminum / magnesium / simethicone)

3.4/ 5 average rating with 213 reviewsforMaalox
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Relieves heartburn and indigestion.

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Our bottom line

Maalox (aluminum / magnesium / simethicone) gives quick relief for heartburn, gas, and bloating, but it may not be as effective or last as long as other antacids.

Quick facts about Maalox
  • Drug class: Gastrointestinal
  • Rx status: Over-the-counter
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (aluminum / magnesium / simethicone)

Upsides

  • Works quickly.
  • Inexpensive and available over-the-counter.
  • Is one of the first choice medications for heartburn relief if you are pregnant.

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Downsides

  • Doesn't last very long. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you need longer lasting relief.
  • Is not a good option if you have frequent symptoms (more than 2 times a week). Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about stronger medications.

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How it works

Maalox (aluminum / magnesium / simethicone) is a combination medicine for heartburn and indigestion. Aluminum and magnesium are antacids that treat heartburn and indigestion. Simethicone relieves gas and bloating.

Quick facts about Maalox
  • Drug class: Gastrointestinal
  • Rx status: Over-the-counter
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (aluminum / magnesium / simethicone)

Dosage forms

  • Chewable tablet
  • Liquid
People’s experience with Maalox

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What to expect when you take Maalox (aluminum / magnesium / simethicone) for Heartburn and indigestion

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Side effect rates for Maalox (aluminum / magnesium / simethicone)

Risks and Warnings for Maalox (aluminum / magnesium / simethicone)

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  • Maalox (aluminum / magnesium / simethicone) should not be used for more than 2 weeks. If you need to use Maalox (aluminum / magnesium / simethicone) more than 2 times a week or if your symptoms do not go away after 2 weeks, stop using Maalox (aluminum / magnesium / simethicone) and talk to your doctor. You may need stronger therapy. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about lifestyle and dietary changes that can help prevent heartburn.

Common concerns from people taking Maalox (aluminum / magnesium / simethicone)

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Food
  • Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about foods to avoid that can help prevent heartburn.
Kidneys and liver
  • Maalox (aluminum / magnesium / simethicone) contains aluminum and magnesium that can build up in your kidneys if you have kidney problems which can be dangerous. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Maalox (aluminum / magnesium / simethicone) to see if it is right for you. Don't take more than the maximum amount per day as shown on the label.