Aluminum hydroxide is an antacid that works quickly to lower the acid in the stomach.
Magnesium hydroxide is a laxative (osmotic-type) that is thought to work by drawing water into the intestines, an effect that helps to cause movement of the intestines.
Simethicone is an effective antiflatulent. The clinical use of Simethicone is based on its antifoaming properties. The defoaming action of Simethicone relieves flatulence by dispersing and preventing the formation of mucus-surrounded gas pockets in the GI tract. It acts in the stomach and intestines to change the surface tension of gas bubbles, enabling them to coalesce; thus gas is freed and eliminated more easily by belching or passing flatus.
Aluminum Hydroxide, Magnesium Hydroxide are antacids used together to relieve heartburn, acid indigestion, and upset stomach. They may be used to treat these symptoms in patients with peptic ulcer, gastritis, esophagitis, hiatal hernia, or too much acid in the stomach (gastric hyperacidity).
For oral administration:
5-10ml taken 30 minutes to 1 hour after meals and at bedtime or as required.
As an appropriate proportion of the adult dose.
Children under 5 years
Maximum of 5ml t.d.s.