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 7
Gastroesophageal reflux disease 16 8
Doctor recommendation 8 3
Heartburn 3 3
Esophagitis 1 0
Indigestion 1 0

Show all 11 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
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 1
None 15

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

Side effect Patients
Bad taste in mouth 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Aluminum hydroxide-magnesium carbonate

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

Why patients stopped taking Aluminum hydroxide-magnesium carbonate

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
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
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 3
5 - 10 years 6

Stopped taking Aluminum hydroxide-magnesium carbonate

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

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Aluminum hydroxide-magnesium carbonate after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Omeprazole (Prilosec) 2

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

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