The FDA statement advised that when recommending a Maalox
product to a patient, health care professionals should use the full name of the product or the name of the active ingredient.
The two main leaders of digestive remedies in 2014 were A Menarini Industrie Farmaceutiche Riunite Srl taking 16% of value share with its brands Mezym and Espumisan and the company Sanofi with a 13% value share, offering brands No-spa, Maalox
Try an over-thecounter remedy like Maalox
Plus tablets (Boots).
Also be cautious about taking regular, large amounts of antacids that contain aluminum (for example, Maalox
, Mylanta), since they can cause calcium loss (aluminum-free options include Rolaids and Turns).
Additionally, Rolaids, Alka-Seltzer and Maalox
scored above their category averages.
MEDICATIONS LINKED TO BONE LOSS Class of drugs Examples Condition(s) they treat Aluminum-containing Gaviscon, Maalox
, Mylanta Heartburn, antacids indigestion Anti-seizure medications Phenytoin (Dilantin), Seizure Phenobarbital disorder, epilepsy Aromatase inhibitors Anastrozole Breast cancer (Arimidex),exemestane (Aromasin), letrozole (Femara) Immunosuppressants Cyclosporine A and Organ transplant tacrolimus (FK506) Glucocorticoids Cortisone, Prednisone Rheumatoid arthritis, asthma Proton pump inhibitors Nexium, Prilosec, Gastroesophageal (PPIs) Prevacid reflux disease.
Instead of "raindrops on roses," as in the original Rodgers and Hammerstein version, the ladies sang about Maalox
Sometimes, parents feel compelled to buy an over-the-counter anti-diarrheal to try to stop their child's loose stools and may buy a product that contains the drug loperamide (sold as Imodium, Kaopectate Caplet, Maalox
Anti-Diarrheal and others).
Simethicone is the ingredient in anti-gas products like Gas-X, Maalox
Anti Gas and Phazyme.
Instead, giving the child 1 mL of Maalox
is often diagnostic.
has been supplied to some 32,000 medical institutions and drug stores, while Maalox
Plus has been shipped to 15,000.
Antacids such as Mylanta or Maalox
have been shown to be effective in some children in studies done prior to the availability of acid suppressors and prokinetics for children.