What is Aluminum hydroxide-magnesium carbonate?

Category: Over the Counter Drugs

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Aluminum hydroxide- magnesium carbonate is an antacid formulation used to relieve heart burn.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Acid reflux 18 6
Gastroesophageal reflux disease 17 8
Doctor recommendation 8 3
Heartburn 3 3
Esophagitis 1 0
Indigestion 1 0

Show all 9 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 1
None 14

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Aluminum hydroxide-magnesium carbonate

Side effect Patients Percentage
Bad taste in mouth 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Aluminum hydroxide-magnesium carbonate

Dosage Patients Percentage
80-14.2mg as needed 2
2 tbs. daily 1
2 tbs. three times daily 1
10 mL twice daily 1
80 mg-20 mg daily 1
10mg as needed 1
1tbs. as needed 1
20ml as needed 1
254mg-237.5mg/5mL as needed 1
2other as needed 1

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Why patients stopped taking Aluminum hydroxide-magnesium carbonate

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Course of treatment ended 3
Doctor's advice 3
Personal research 2
Did not seem to work 1
Other 1
See all 9 patients who've stopped taking Aluminum hydroxide-magnesium carbonate

Duration

Currently taking Aluminum hydroxide-magnesium carbonate

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 6 months 1
2 - 5 years 4
5 - 10 years 4
10 years or more 3

Stopped taking Aluminum hydroxide-magnesium carbonate

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 3
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 1
2 - 5 years 2
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 9
Usually 4
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 13
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 5
Not specified 11

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Aluminum hydroxide-magnesium carbonate after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Omeprazole (Prilosec) 2

Patients stopped taking Aluminum hydroxide-magnesium carbonate and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Pantoprazole (Protonix) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Aluminum hydroxide-magnesium carbonate.