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Aluminium Hydroxide

Information About Aluminium Hydroxide

Uses of Aluminium Hydroxide

Aluminium hydroxide is commonly used in the treatment of stomach ulcers and intestinal ulcers.

How Aluminium Hydroxide Works

Aluminium Hydroxide is an inorganic salt that is able to neutralize the gastric juice in the stomach to produce aluminium chloride and water, thereby increasing the pH in the stomach.

Side Effects of Aluminium Hydroxide

Constipation, Faecal discolouration and impaction, Nausea, Vomiting, Stomach cramps, Hypomagnesaemia, Hypophosphataemia

Information Updated on : Mon Apr 29 2024 13:58:14 GMT+0800 (Malaysia Time)

Aluminium Hydroxide Related Warnings

Alcohol Not Advisable

There is no known interaction between alcohol and Aluminium Hydroxide. However, alcohol is able to worsen the peptic ulcer leading to severe bleeding. Thus, it is not advisable to consume alcohol during the treatment of Aluminium Hydroxide.

Pregnancy Limited Data

There are limited data on the use of Aluminium Hydroxide in pregnant women from animal studies and human studies. Thus, caution use has to be practised during pregnancy. Please consult your doctor.

Lactation Safe If Prescribed

Excretion of Aluminium Hydroxide has been found in human breast milk but the risk on breastfed infants is not significant. Thus, it is safe to be used during breastfeeding.

Driving Generally Safe

Aluminium Hydroxide usually does not affect the ability to drive. Do not drive unless you are well.

Kidney High Risk

Aluminium Hydroxide is contraindicated in patients with kidney impairment. Please consult your doctor.

Liver Safe If Prescribed

Aluminium Hydroxide is safe to be used in patients with liver impairment.

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