Aluminum Hydroxide

Other Names

Amphojel®, AlternaGEL® , Alu-Cap® , Alu-Tab®, and Dialume®. (There may be other names for this medication.)

How is it Administered?

Aluminum hydroxide comes as a capsule, tablet, and an oral liquid and suspension.

What is it Used For?

Aluminum hydroxide is used to relieve heartburn, sour stomach, and peptic ulcer pain, and to promote the healing of peptic ulcers.

What Should I Tell My Doctor Before I Begin Receiving Aluminum Hydroxide?

Tell your doctor if you:

  • have had an allergic reaction to aluminum hydroxide or any other medications, foods, sulfites, preservatives, or dyes
  • are pregnant or breastfeeding

This drug may interact with other medications or cause harmful side effects. Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all prescription or over-the-counter medications, vitamins, herbal, or diet supplements that you are taking.

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