Description of the medicine: Maalox (Maalox)
A combined preparation in the form of tablets containing 0.4 g of aluminum hydroxide and magnesium hydroxide, or a suspension containing 3.49 g of aluminum hydroxide and 3.99 g of magnesium hydroxide in 100 ml.
According to the indications for use, it is close to almagel and other similar combined antacid preparations.
There are indications that maalox compared with almagel is more effective and lasts longer.
Prescribe the drug 1Ѕ-2 hours after eating and at night, as well as when there is pain in the stomach. Tablets take 1-2 pcs. (chew or hold in the mouth until completely resorbed), a suspension of 15 ml (1 tablespoon or bag). Shake the suspension in a bottle before use, knead the contents of the package with your fingers and, after opening, squeeze it into the oral cavity or spoon. The course of treatment is 3-4 weeks.
Method of release: tablets (N. 40); suspension for oral administration in 250 ml vials and 15 ml sachets (N. 30).
Maalox plus (Maalox plus) - tablets containing 0.2 or 0.35 g of aluminum hydroxide and magnesium hydroxide and 0.025 or 0.03 g of simethicone (see), and a suspension containing 5 ml, respectively 0.5; 0.45 and 0.04 g of the above drugs.
Indications, method of administration and dose are the same as that of maalox (see).
The new antacid drug Magaldrate (Magaldrate) in composition and action is similar to maalox.
Similar in composition, but with a different ratio of components, the drugs are also available under the names Almafil, Almol, Almag, Alprogel, Alumag, Anacid, Bartel dragz alamag, Bartel dragz prolanta , “Gastratsid”, “Koalgel 60”, “Lactamil”, “Our choice - liquid antacid”, “Rivolox”, “Cherry namagel”.
Preparations corresponding to the composition of maalox plus are produced under the names "Almakon", "Alugel forte", "Liquid antacid" York ".