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Maalox is a brand name antacid containing Aluminium hydroxide and Magnesium hydroxide to neutralize or reduce stomach acid. It helps relieve symptoms of excessive stomach acidity in patients with indigestion, heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD {US} or GORD {UK}), or stomach or duodenal ulcers. In large doses, it can act as a laxative.

The mixture of Aluminium hydroxide and Magnesium hydroxide is sometimes referred to as Magaldrate.


Liquid Maalox® Regular Strength contains magnesium hydroxide, aluminum hydroxide and simethicone.  


Treatment of moderate symptoms of burning sensation in the stomach or chest area with accompanying bloating and/or gas pain. Usually occurs after a meal.

Maalox is also used in scientific research to simulate for silt/mud/soil in water, along with other dissolved particulates. The particulate size exceeds 11 micrometres. [1]

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