Magnesium hydroxide

Generic Medicine Info
Susp: Should be taken on an empty stomach. Take 1 hr after meals & at bedtime.
Acute gastrointestinal conditions; severe renal failure.
Special Precautions
Patients with myasthenia gravis or neuromuscular disease, sudden change in bowel habits (which persists for >2 weeks), Mg-restricted diet; stomach pain, nausea or vomiting. Debilitated patients. Renal and hepatic impairment. Children and elderly. Pregnancy and lactation.
Adverse Reactions
Significant: Rarely, hypermagnesaemia (particularly in patients with renal impairment). Gastrointestinal disorders: Abdominal pain, diarrhoea (dose-dependent), colic.
Drug Interactions
May decrease absorption of certain antibiotics (e.g. cefpodoxime, tetracyclines, quinolones), antifungals (e.g. itraconazole), antivirals (e.g. atazanavir, rilpivirine), fexofenadine, bisphosphonates (e.g. alendronic acid, ibandronic acid), corticosteroids (e.g. dexamethasone, deflazacort), antiepileptics (e.g. gabapentin, phenytoin), certain antipsychotics (e.g. sulpiride, chlorpromazine), ACE inhibitors (e.g. captopril), rosuvastatin, chloroquine, hydroxychloroquine, proguanil, digoxin, dipyridamole, levothyroxine, mycophenolate, iron preparations, nilotinib, and penicillamine. May increase absorption of ibuprofen. May decrease the excretion of quinidine. May enhance the adverse or toxic effect, particularly metabolic alkalosis, of sodium polystyrene sulfonate. Excretion of salicylates may be increased.
CIMS Class
Antacids, Antireflux Agents & Antiulcerants / Laxatives, Purgatives
ATC Classification
G04BX01 - magnesium hydroxide ; Belongs to the class of other urologicals.
A02AA04 - magnesium hydroxide ; Belongs to the class of magnesium-containing antacids.
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