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Calcium carbonate, Magnesium hydroxide, Aluminum hydroxide and Simethicone oral
ALUMINUM W/CALCIUM AND MAGNESIUM (ANTACID COMBINATION) - ORAL

Important Note

The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.

ALUMINUM W/CALCIUM AND MAGNESIUM (ANTACID COMBINATION) - ORAL

(uh-LEW-mih-num/KAL-see-um/mag-NEE-zee-um)

COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Tempo

Uses

Antacids neutralize and reduce stomach acid relieving heartburn and indigestion. Antacids are used to treat an upset stomach, ulcers, hiatal hernia or other digestive disorders.

How To Use

Take this medication as directed. Do not skip any doses, use this more often or increase your dose without consulting your doctor. Too much antacid can actually increase the amount of acid the stomach produces. The liquid form should be shaken well before pouring each dose. Chewable tablets must be chewed well before swallowing followed by a full glass of water.

Side Effects

This medication is generally well tolerated. Loss of appetite, diarrhea or constipation may occur. Notify your doctor if develop any of the following: vomiting of coffee ground-like material, dark/tarry stools. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions

Tell your doctor if you have: stomach disorders, kidney problems, allergies. This medication should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. Consult your doctor before using any medication while breast-feeding.

Drug Interactions

Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may take especially of: iron, tetracycline, oral antidiabetic medication, digoxin. Avoid taking any medication within 1 to 2 hours of taking an antacid. The antacid may interfere with the absorption of the medication. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

Overdose

If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. Symptoms of overdose may include dizziness, fatigue, weakness, severe nausea and vomiting, loss of appetite, drowsiness, slow or shallow breathing, or loss of consciousness.

Notes

This medication is available in various forms: liquid, capsules or tablets. Although the liquid forms have faster action, the tablets may be more convenient. Ask your doctor or pharmacist to help select the best product for you.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as remembered; do not take it if it is near the time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.

Storage

Store tablets and capsules at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 to 30 degrees C) away from heat and light. The liquid form of this medication may be stored in the refrigerator to improve taste.