Maalox Oral Suspension
The Maalox product range is formulated to gently relieve the symptoms of trapped wind, bloating, heartburn and indigestion. Maalox is a balanced mixture of two antacids; aluminium hydroxide (slow-acting) and magnesium hydroxide (quick-acting). The two are frequently combined in antacid mixtures. Aluminium hydroxide on its own is an astringent and may cause constipation. This effect is balanced by the effect of magnesium hydroxide, which, in common with other magnesium salts, may cause diarrhoea. Gastro-intestinal side effects are thus rare with Maalox and this makes it especially suitable when long term therapy is necessary. The following products are available in the range; • Maalox Oral suspension 250ml Peppermint Flavour • Chewable Tablets (40 pack) Peppermint Flavour, • Maalox Plus Oral Suspension 250ml Lemon Flavour • Maalox Plus Chewable Tablets (40 pack) Lemon Flavour. For pregnant and breastfeeding women Healthcare Professional advice is recommended. Always read the label. Available from pharmacies nationwide.
Active Ingredient: Magnesium hydroxide Aluminium hydroxide