Annette (Gbemudu) Ogbru, PharmD, MBA
Dr. Gbemudu received her B.S. in Biochemistry from Nova Southeastern University, her PharmD degree from University of Maryland, and MBA degree from University of Baltimore. She completed a one year post-doctoral fellowship with Rutgers University and Bristol Myers Squibb.
In this Article
- What are antacids, and how do they work?
- For what conditions are antacids used?
- Are there any differences among the different types of antacids?
- What are the warnings and precautions for antacids?
- What are the side effects of antacids?
- With which drugs do antacids interact?
- What antacids are available?
What antacids are available?
- AlternaGEL (liquid)
- Aluminum Hydroxide
- Aluminum Hydroxide Gel (suspension)
- Aluminum-magnesium hydroxide sulfate (Magaldrate)
- Amphojel (tablets)
- Calcium acetate (PhosLo tablets)
- Calcium carbonate
- Citra pH (solution)
- Concentrated Aluminum Hydroxide Gel (suspension)
- Concentrated Aluminum Hydroxide Gel (liquid)
- Concentrated Phillips' Milk of Magnesia (liquid)
- Dialume (capsules)
- Dulcolax (Liquid)
- Isopan (Liquid)
- Mag-Ox 400 (tablets)
- Magnesium Hydroxide
- Magnesium Oxide
- Magnesium Oxide (tablets)
- Magaldrate (liquid)
- Maox 420 (tablets)
- Milk of Magnesia (liquid)
- Phillips' Chewable (tablets, chewable)
- Uro-Mag (capsules)
- Riopan (suspension)
- Sodium Bicarbonate
- Sodium Citrate
- Alka-Seltzer Effervescent Tablets,
- Alamag Suspension,
- Bromo Seltzer Effervescent Granules
- Gaviscon Extra Strength Antacid,
- Gaviscon Liquid,
- Gas-X with Maalox Extra Strength Tablets,
- Maalox Regular Strength Liquid,
- Mylanta Antacid Gelcaps,
- Rolaids Tablets, and
- Titralac Extra Strength Tablets, etc.
REFERENCE: FDA.gov Prescribing Information.
Last Editorial Review: 4/15/2014
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