Maalox relieves heartburn/acid indigestion. This medication can interact with certain medications. Ask your pharmacist before taking it.

Maalox Overview


Maalox is an over the counter medication used to relieve heartburn and acid indigestion in adults and children 12 years of age and older.

It is a single product containing 2 ingredients: aluminum hydroxide and magnesium hydroxide. These ingredients belong to a group of drugs called antacids. These work by neutralizing acid in the stomach.

This medication comes in tablets and suspension form and is taken 4 times a day as needed.

Common side effects of Maalox include nausea, constipation and diarrhea.

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What are you taking Maalox for?

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  • Other
  • Constipation
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Dyspepsia
  • Esophagitis, Peptic
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux
  • Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage
  • Heartburn
  • Kidney Failure, Chronic
  • Magnesium Deficiency
  • Metabolic Diseases
  • Stomach Ulcer

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  • A couple weeks
  • A month or so
  • A few months
  • A year or so
  • Two years or more

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Maalox consists of multiple generic medications. The generic medications are listed below.

Aluminum Hydroxide

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Magnesium Hydroxide

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Maalox Drug Class

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