Maalox TC (Oral)


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Maalox TC (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Maalox TC (Oral)

Maalox TC (Oral) Medication Classification

ANTACIDS, ALUMINUM AND MAGNESIUM (By mouth)

Maalox TC (Oral) Brandname

Maalox, Mylanta, Gaviscon, Uni-Lan II, Masanti Double Strength, Aldroxicon II, Almacone Double Strength, Mi-Acid II, Mylanta Maximum Strength, Mag-AL Plus XS, Riopan, Maalox Extra Strength, Kudrox Double Strength, Mintox Extra Strength, Rulox Plus

Maalox TC (Oral) is used for the Treatment

Treats indigestion, gas, heartburn, peptic ulcers, and other digestive problems.

When To Not Use Maalox TC (Oral)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to medicines that contain aluminum, magnesium, or simethicone.

How Should You Use Maalox TC (Oral)

Tablet, Chewable Tablet, Liquid, Capsule

  • Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to use and how often. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.
  • If you are using this medicine without a prescription, follow the instructions on the medicine label.
  • If you are being treated for peptic ulcer, keep using this medicine for as long as your doctor tells you to.
  • Shake the oral liquid just before using. Measure the oral liquid medicine with a marked measuring spoon, oral syringe, or medicine cup.
  • Chew the chewable tablet before swallowing. Do not swallow whole.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • Take the missed dose as soon as possible.
  • If it is almost time for your next regular dose, wait until then take the medicine and skip the missed dose.
  • You should not use two doses at the same time.

Proper Maalox TC (Oral) Storage

Store Maalox TC (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Maalox TC (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Maalox TC (Oral)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • You should not use antacids within 1 to 2 hours before or after using other medicines.
  • If you are using this medicine for an ulcer, be sure to follow any diet instructions given to you by your doctor.

Maalox TC (Oral) Warnings

  • Talk with your doctor before using an antacid if you have kidney disease or liver disease.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before using this medicine.
  • Antacids may contain large amounts of salt. Talk to your doctor before taking this medicine if you are on a low-sodium (low-salt) diet.

Maalox TC (Oral) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Excessive weakness or tiredness
  • Severe stomach pain
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Unpleasant or chalky taste
  • White colored stools

Maalox TC (Oral) Ratings

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Nisha, Nisha - 01/15/2014

Reflux occurs durnig the first three months of age in more than half of all infants. Many babies don't require treatment. Referred to as happy spitters, their symptoms usually disappear between 12 and 18 months of age. However, for a small number of babies, symptoms of reflux are severe, and medical evaluation and treatment is needed. Symptoms of Acid Reflux in InfantsCommon infant GER symptoms are:Frequent spitting up or vomitingIrritability when feedingRefusing food or eating only small amountsSudden or constant cryingArching the back while feeding Wet burpsFrequent hiccupsFrequent coughingPoor sleep habits with frequent wakingBad breathA small number of infants will experience the following less common symptoms: Difficulty swallowingFrequent sore throatWeight loss or poor weight gainRespiratory problems (such as asthma, pneumonia, bronchitis, wheezing)Frequent ear or sinus infectionsExcessive droolingHoarse voiceSpells of not breathing Diagnosing Acid Reflux in InfantsIf your baby is healthy and growing well, the doctor may make a diagnosis of reflux on a parent's description of symptoms and feeding history, and a physical exam alone. However, your baby's doctor may order tests if he or she suspects a more serious condition, such as GERD. In these cases, diagnostic tests may include:Lab tests. This can consist of various blood and urine tests to identify or rule out possible causes of recurring vomiting and poor weight gain. Esophageal pH monitoring. This test will measure the acidity in your baby's esophagus. Upper endoscopy. A tube with a camera lens and light is inserted through your baby's mouth and into esophagus and stomach. The doctor may use this procedure to see if there is a narrowing (stricture) or inflammation (esophagitis) in the esophagus. Treating Acid Reflux in InfantsTreatment of infant reflux depends on the severity of the problem. Your baby's doctor may decide no treatment is needed, that the reflux will disappear on it's own as your baby grows older. For most babies, reflux will resolve itself durnig the first year of life. If your baby is otherwise healthy, is happy, and is growing, the doctor may recommend a few lifestyle changes for your baby in order to ease the reflux problem.If the reflux is more serious, or if your baby has been diagnosed with GERD, the doctor may prescribe a prescription medication or over-the-counter remedy to help treat the reflux. These remedies include: Antacids These neutralize stomach acid. These include Tums, Mylanta, and Maalox. Acid Suppressers These suppress acid production in the stomach. These include Tagamet, Pepcid, Zantac. and Axid. Acid Blockers These completely block acid production in the stomach. Prilosec and Prevacid have been approved for children over certain ages.It is very important to discuss treatment options with your baby's doctor before beginning any treatment method, especially before using any over-the-counter remedy. Points to Remember About Acid Reflux in InfantsGER occurs when stomach contents back up (reflux) into the esophagus. GER is common in infants, especially durnig the first three months of age, but for most babies, it will disappear as they grow older. Treatment will depend on your baby's symptoms and age. Treatment can include lifestyle changes, prescription or over the counter remedies, or a combination of both.