How much Maalox can I give my child?
The recommended OTC dose is 5-10ml PO 4 times daily, 20 minutes to 1 hours after meals and at bedtime. Children: PO 2.5-7.5ml every 3-6 hours, or 1 and 3 hours after meals and at bedtime. Infants: PO 0.5-1 mg/kg per dose given after meals and at bedtime.
How do you take Maalox Plus liquid?
Taking Maalox plus suspension
- Shake the bottle well before measuring out a dose.
- Adults and adolescents aged 12 years and over should take one to two 5ml spoonfuls four times a day, 20 minutes to one hour after meals and at bedtime, as needed to relieve symptoms.
How much Maalox can you take in a day?
10–20mL 4 times daily.
How do you take Maalox Suspension?
Adults (including the elderly): 10 – 20 ml taken 20 minutes to one hour after meals and at bedtime or as required. Maalox can be taken with water or milk if required.
How does Maalox Plus work?
Maalox Plus works by lowering the amount of acid in your stomach. The anti-foaming agent in Maalox Plus helps to remove gas from your stomach.
Can a 1 year old have Maalox?
OTC antacids suitable for treating infant reflux include Mylanta, Maalox, and Tums. While Mylanta and Maalox can be given to infants who are older than 1 month, Tums is not recommended for those under 1 year old. Regular use of antacids may help infants with mild symptoms of GERD.
How often can you take Maalox Plus?
MAALOX PLUS is an antacid for the symptomatic relief of hyperacidity and as an antiflatulent to alleviate the symptoms of gas, including post-operative gas pain. Chewable tablet: Chew or suck 2 to 4 tablets 4 times a day, 20 to 60 minutes after meals and before going to bed.
How long should you take Maalox?
Maalox (aluminum / magnesium / simethicone) should not be used for more than 2 weeks. If you need to use Maalox (aluminum / magnesium / simethicone) more than 2 times a week or if your symptoms do not go away after 2 weeks, stop using Maalox (aluminum / magnesium / simethicone) and talk to your doctor.
Can I take 2 Maalox?
Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses. Many times Maalox (aluminum hydroxide and magnesium hydroxide suspension) is taken on an as needed basis. Do not take more often than told by the doctor.
Is Maalox Plus good for GERD?
It is used to treat heartburn and excess gas in the intestines. MAALOX PLUS is an antacid for the symptomatic relief of hyperacidity and as an antiflatulent to alleviate the symptoms of gas, including post-operative gas pain.
Can I drink water after taking Maalox?
If you are taking the chewable tablets, chew thoroughly before swallowing, then drink a full glass of water (8 ounces or 240 milliliters).
Can I drink water after Maalox?
The liquid form works best if taken without other fluids. You can mix your dose with a little water if needed.