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Published: 3/2012

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
Maalox combination granule for suspending
 Active ingredient:
Dried alminium hydroxy gel
Magnesium hydroxide
 Dosage form:
white granules
 Print on wrapping:
マーロックス, 懸濁用配合顆粒 (combination granule for suspending), 1.2g

Effects of this medicine

This medicine adheres to gastric mucosa and neutralizes gastric acid to protect the mucosa from the acid of the stomach.
It is usually used to improve symptoms of gastric ulcer, duodenal ulcer, gastritis and upper gastrointestinal tract dysfunction.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicines.
    If you are on dialysis.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • In general, for adults, take 1.6 to 4.8 g daily, in several divided doses. You may suspend 1 g of this medicine in approx. 10 mL of water to take or take this medicine as it is. The dosage may be adjusted according to the age or symptoms. Strictly follow the instructions.
  • If you miss a dose, skip the missed dose and follow your regular dosing schedule. You should never take two doses at one time.
  • If you accidentally take more than your prescribed dose, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do not stop taking this medicine unless your doctor instructs you to do so.

Precautions while taking this medicine

  • Avoid taking this medicine with a large amount of milk and calcium preparation since it may cause adverse effects such as hypercalcemia.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include loss of appetite, nausea, gastric discomfort, constipation and diarrhea. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
No pertinent entries.
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

  • Keep out of the reach of children. Store away from direct sunlight, heat and moisture.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them.

For healthcare professional use only : Day Month Year

For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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