Maalox Advanced Maximum Strength

Generic Name: Calcium carbonate and simethicone

  • Other names:

    Maalox Advanced Maximum Strength Chewable, Maalox Advanced Maximum Strength Liquid
  • What is this medication?

    Maalox Advanced Maximum Strength is intended for the relief of acid indigestion, heartburn, sour stomach, upset stomach related to these symptoms, and the bloating and pressure commonly referred to as "gas."
  • Are there any warnings associated with Maalox Advanced Maximum Strength?

    Do not take more than 8 tablets or 8 teaspoons of the liquid in a 24-hour period, or use the maximum dosage for more than 2 weeks unless you are advised and supervised by a physician.

    Stop using this product and ask a doctor if symptoms last more than 2 weeks.

    Keep this product out of the reach of children.

  • Should I talk to my doctor before taking Maalox Advanced Maximum Strength?

    Ask a doctor before using the liquid version of this product if you have kidney disease or you are following a magnesium-restricted diet. Ask a doctor before using the chewable version of this product if you have kidney stones or are following a calcium-restricted diet.

    Ask a doctor or pharmacist before using this medication if you are currently taking a prescription drug. Antacids may interact with certain prescription drugs.

  • What are the possible side effects of Maalox Advanced Maximum Strength?

    When using the maximum dose of the chewable version, constipation may develop.

    Side effects cannot always be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.

  • What should I avoid while taking Maalox Advanced Maximum Strength?

    Do not use more of this product than directed.
  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Maalox Advanced Maximum Strength?

    If Maalox Advanced Maximum Strength is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. Always check with your doctor before combining Maalox Advanced Maximum Strength with any other medication.
  • What is the usual dosage of Maalox Advanced Maximum Strength?

    Adults and children 12 years: If using the chewable tablets, chew 1 to 2 tablets as symptoms occur or you are directed by a doctor. If using the liquid, shake well before using. Take 2 to 4 teaspoons twice daily or as directed by a physician.

    Do not take more than 8 tablets or teaspoons in 24 hours or use the maximum dosage for more than 2 weeks unless advised and supervised by a doctor.

    Children <12 years: Ask a doctor before using the liquid version.

  • How should I store Maalox Advanced Maximum Strength?

    Store at room temperature, and protect from freezing. Keep the tablets tightly closed and dry.