Aluminium hydroxide


Concise Prescribing Info
Indications/Uses
Listed in Dosage.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adult: PO Antacid Doses of up to 1 g, given after meals and at bedtime. Hyperphosphataemia in patients w/ chronic renal failure Up to 10 g/day, adjusted as needed. Topical Skin protectant As 0.275% gel: Apply into affected area as needed or as directed.
Administration
May be taken with or without food.
Contraindications
Hypophosphataemia, acute porphyria.
Special Precautions
Patient w/ restricted phosphate intake, low Na diet, uraemia, heart failure, oedema, recent GI haemorrhage. Hepatic (e.g. cirrhosis) and renal (e.g. chronic renal failure) impairment. Pregnancy. Patient Counselling Avoid application over deep and puncture wounds, infected areas, or lacerations. Monitoring Parameters Monitor serum Ca and phosphate levels regularly when patient is on chronic therapy.
Adverse Reactions
Constipation, intestinal obstruction, faecal discolouration and impaction, nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps; hypomagnesaemia, hypophosphataemia.
Drug Interactions
May interfere w/ the absorption of some drugs including tetracyclines, penicillin, sulfonamides, Fe, digoxin, indometacin, naproxen, phenylbutazone, quinidine and vit. Absorption is enhanced by citrates or ascorbic acid.
ATC Classification
A02AB01 - aluminium hydroxide ; Belongs to the class of aluminium-containing antacids.
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