ALUMINIUM HYDROXIDE

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Function

Antacid; it is used to neutralized the concentration of acid, often in the stomach.

Usage

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It often use to treat pelvic ulcer and gastric related disease of the stomach

Availability

Come in 500mg  tablets

Many preparation of aluminium and or magnesium hydroxide come with different dosage

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Prescription

Children above  5 years which did not often show symptom. Half of the tablet should be given  in 3 divided dose/days

Adult should be given 3 to 6 tablet in one divided doses/day immediately after meals  or during a painful attack, should be given 1 tablet.

Duration of Administration: duration of the treatment depend on the clinical respond of the patient to the treatment.

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Adverse Effect

When the drugs, it may result to constipation, otherwise, when the drugs compose of the following; magnesium salt and magnesium hydroxide.

Advice

The following drugs which decrease the intestinal absorption of many should not be administered simultaneously 2 hour interval should be adhere to when possible to administered any of the drugs when taken aluminum hydroxide;

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Isoniazid

Chloroquine

Digoxin

Ethambutanol

Atenolol

Thyroxine

Ketoconazole

Idometacin

Etc

Pregnant women; no contra indication

Breast feeding; no contra indication

Opinion

The drugs can also be chews

Storage; no specific temperature requirement for storage.

 

 

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