General English name: Aluminum hydroxide
Application: an antacid for indigestion; To control high phosphate levels in people with kidney disease
Pharmaceutical Information Aluminum Hydroxide
Medication Information: Aluminum hydroxide is an antacid (stomach acid), which means that it neutralizes excess stomach acid associated with indigestion. It also protects the lining of the stomach from inflammation caused by stomach acid.
Aluminum hydroxide also reduces the amount of phosphate absorbed from the food you eat. Food phosphate combines with stomach phosphate and is eliminated from the body instead of being absorbed by the body. Although aluminum hydroxide is sometimes prescribed to control phosphate in people with certain kidney diseases, other drugs are preferred in this regard.
Contraindications to the use of aluminum hydroxide
Pay attention to the expiration date of the medicine and do not take it if the medicine in your hand has expired.
Never give the medicine to anyone else, even if you have the same symptoms.
Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.
Do not take aluminum hydroxide with other medicines, be sure to take two hours between using this medicine with other medicines.
Drug Interaction Aluminum Hydroxide
Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter medicines and herbal products) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist.
Tips to consider before consuming aluminum hydroxide
Some medications are not suitable for people with certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is better for your doctor to know the following before taking aluminum hydroxide medicine:
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
If you have liver or kidney problems.
If you know your blood phosphate is low.
If you are currently taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor’s prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
If you have a history of an allergic reaction to a drug.
Possible side effects of aluminum hydroxide
All medications can cause side effects; But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. In case of persistent side effects, the doctor should be informed:Constipation
Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel are due to the use of aluminum hydroxide.
How to store aluminum hydroxide medicine
Keep all medicines out of the reach of children.
Keep the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.