What is Maalox?
Maalox is an antacid that contains two active ingredients, algeldrate and magnesium hydroxide, which reduce the acidity of the stomach's juices to relieve problems such as pyrosis (heartburn) and acid reflux. You can buy Maalox online from a Dokteronline.com partner pharmacy. Order today and the pharmacy will have your medicine delivered to you within just a few business days.
What is Maalox used for?
Stomach acid is produced in the stomach as a normal part of the digestive process. However, too much stomach acid can cause symptoms such as heartburn, throat irritation or pain, acid reflux and bloating. Stomach problems or indigestion are often caused by an over-indulgence in food or drink, high-fat foods, smoking, stress, coffee or excessive alcohol use. Heartburn is also a common problem during pregnancy. Maalox works by binding to and neutralising excess acid. This helps to relieve the pain and discomfort of heartburn and indigestion associated with excess stomach acid. Maalox generally takes effect within 15 minutes and provides relief for one to three hours.
How to use Maalox
Maalox is available online from our partner pharmacies in packs of 20 or 40 tablets. Maalox is also available in sachets as suspension or extra strong suspension (Maalox Forte). It is best to take the tablets or suspension spread out throughout the day. Take a tablet or spoonful of the suspension one hour after meals and at bedtime to relieve symptoms. Chew the tablet well before swallowing. The recommended dose is:
- one chewable tablet four times a day, two spoonfuls of suspension, or 10 to 20 ml of Maalox Forte suspension.
If Maalox does not produce the desired effect, then you should consult your doctor. Read the package leaflet before use.
Like all medicines, Maalox may have side effects, although most people do not experience any. Side effects that are known to be associated with this medicine include:
- Gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea, diarrhoea and constipation;
- Decreased level of phosphate in the blood, or blood values which deviate from normal (only if high doses are used long term).
Consult a doctor if these or other side effects are severe. For more information, see the package leaflet.
When not to use Maalox
Do not use Maalox if you are allergic to any of its ingredients or if you suffer from severe renal dysfunction. Consult a doctor on the use of this medicine if you have kidney stones. If you are already taking medication you should consult a doctor before using Maalox to make sure the combination is safe.