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  • Maalox Max Maximum Strength Antacid/Anti-Gas Liquid (Novartis Consumer)


    Liquids
    * Lemon
    * Cherry
    * Mint
    * Vanilla Crème
    * Wild Berry

    DESCRIPTION

    MAALOX Max® Maximum Strength Antacid/Anti-Gas, a balanced combination of magnesium and aluminum hydroxide plus simethicone, is an antacid/anti-gas product to provide symptomatic relief of acid indigestion, heartburn, sour stomach, upset stomach associated with these symptoms and relief of pressure and bloating commonly referred to as gas.

    To provide symptomatic relief of hyperacidity plus alleviation of gas symptoms, each teaspoonful contains:

    Drug Facts:
      Active
      Ingredients
    Maximum
    Strength
    Maalox® Max®
    Antacid/Anti-Gas
    Per
    Tsp. (5 mL)
    Purpose
      Aluminum
      hydroxide
    400 mg antacid
     (equivalent to dried gel, USP)
      Magnesium
      hydroxide
    400 mg antacid
      Simethicone
    40 mg antigas

    Uses:    For the relief of

    • acid indigestion
    • heartburn
    • sour stomach
    • upset stomach associated with these symptoms
    • bloating and pressure commonly referred to as gas

    WARNINGS

    Ask a doctor before use if you have · kidney disease · a magnesium-restricted diet.

    Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are taking a prescription drug. Antacids may interact with certain prescription drugs.

    Stop use and ask a doctor if symptoms last for more than 2 weeks

    Keep out of reach of children.

    DIRECTIONS

    • shake well before using
    • Adults/children 12 years and older: take 2 to 4 teaspoonsful four times a day or as directed by a physician
    • do not take more than 12 teaspoonsful in 24 hours or use the maximum dosage for more than 2 weeks.
    • Children under 12 years: consult a physician

    Inactive Ingredients:    butylparaben, carboxymethylcellulose sodium, D&C Yellow #10 (Lemon Flavor only), flavor, hypromellose, microcrystalline cellulose, potassium citrate, propylparaben, purified water, saccharin sodium, sorbitol.

    To aid in establishing proper dosage schedules, the following information is provided:

    MAALOX Max® Maximum Strength
    Antacid/Anti-Gas
         Per
    2 Tsp.
    (10 mL)

    (Minimum
    Recommended
    Dosage)
      Acid
      neutralizing
      capacity
    38.8 mEq

    PROFESSIONAL LABELING

    INDICATIONS

    As an antacid for symptomatic relief of hyperacidity associated with the diagnosis of peptic ulcer, gastritis, peptic esophagitis, gastric hyperacidity, or hiatal hernia. As an antiflatulent to alleviate the symptoms of gas, including postoperative gas pain.

    WARNINGS

    Prolonged use of aluminum-containing antacids in patients with renal failure may result in or worsen dialysis osteomalacia. Elevated tissue aluminum levels contribute to the development of the dialysis encephalopathy and osteomalacia syndromes. Small amounts of aluminum are absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract and renal excretion of aluminum is impaired in renal failure. Aluminum is not well removed by dialysis because it is bound to albumin and transferrin, which do not cross dialysis membranes. As a result, aluminum is deposited in bone, and dialysis osteomalacia may develop when large amounts of aluminum are ingested orally by patients with impaired renal function.

    Aluminum forms insoluble complexes with phosphate in the gastrointestinal tract, thus decreasing phosphate absorption. Prolonged use of aluminum-containing antacids by normophosphatemic patients may result in hypophosphatemia if phosphate intake is not adequate. In its more severe forms, hypophosphatemia can lead to anorexia, malaise, muscle weakness, and osteomalacia.

    Advantages:    In addition to the fast acting antacid ingredients, Aluminum Hydroxide and Magnesium Hydroxide, MAALOX Max® Maximum Strength Antacid/Antigas contains the powerful antigas ingredient, simethicone, to provide concurrent fast relief from discomfort associated with gas.

    HOW SUPPLIED

    MAALOX MAX® MAXIMUM STRENGTH
    ANTACID/ANTI-GAS Liquid
    Oral Suspension Antacid/Anti-Gas

    Maalox Max® Lemon is available in plastic bottles of 5 fl. oz. (148 mL), 12 fl. oz. (355 mL), and 26 fl. oz. (769 mL).

    Maalox Max® Cherry is available in plastic bottles of 12 fl. oz. (355 mL) and 26 fl. oz. (769 mL).

    Maalox Max® Mint is available in plastic bottles of 12 fl. oz. (355 mL) and 26 fl. oz. (769 mL).

    Maalox Max® Vanilla Crème is available in Plastic Bottles of 12 fl. oz. (355 mL).

    Maalox Max® Wild Berry is available in Plastic Bottles of 12 fl. oz. (355 mL).


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