Maalox Side Effects
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Your Maalox Side Effect submission can play a very important role. Reporting your experience could help identify an unknown risk and inform other patients and health care professionals.
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It is very important to keep track of all side effects and discuss them with your doctor. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.
Most drugs have a large list of nonsevere or mild adverse effects which do not rule out continued usage. These effects depend on individual sensitivity, and can include nausea, dizziness, diarrhea, malaise, vomiting, headache, dermatitis, dry mouth, etc. Check commonly reported side effects . These can be considered a form of pseudo-allergic reaction, as not all users experience these effects; many users experience none at all.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Alternative MAALOX Names:ALUMINUM
Active Ingredient: ALUMINUM
Side Effects reported to FDA: 254. View Maalox Adverse Reports
Maalox safety alerts: 2010
Reported deaths: 1
Reported hospitalizations: 6
Maalox Total Relief and Maalox Liquid Products: Medication Use Errors
Audience: Consumers, Healthcare professionals
[Posted 02/17/2010] FDA notified consumers and healthcare professionals about reports of serious medication errors involving consumers who used Maalox Total Relief when they had intended to use a Maalox liquid antacid product. Maalox Total Relief and the traditional Maalox products are both liquid medications available without a prescription, but are not interchangeable and are intended to treat different medical conditions. Maalox Total Relief is an upset stomach reliever and anti-diarrheal medication, while traditional Maalox liquid products Maalox Advanced Regular Strength and Maalox Advanced Maximum Strength are antacids.
Maalox Total Relief is not appropriate for individuals who want to use an antacid, since it contains the active ingredient bismuth subsalicylate which is chemically related to aspirin and may cause serious adverse effects such as bleeding. Maalox Total Relief should not be used in people who have or have a history of gastrointestinal ulcers or a bleeding disorder. It also should not be taken by children and teens if they are recovering from a viral infection, nor by individuals who are taking certain medications including: oral antidiabetic drugs (OADs), anticoagulation (thinning the blood) drugs such as warfarin (Coumadin) and clopidogrel (Plavix), non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS), and other anti-inflammatory drugs.
The Drug Safety Communication and Consumer Update contain additional information for healthcare professionals and consumers, as well as product label photos.
Maalox Adverse Reactions
Faeces Discoloured ( 55 Reports)|Off Label Use ( 43 Reports)|Diarrhoea ( 23 Reports)|Abdominal Pain Upper ( 20 Reports)|Overdose ( 18 Reports)|Haematochezia ( 16 Reports)|Incorrect Dose Administered ( 16 Reports)|Vomiting ( 11 Reports)|Abdominal Discomfort ( 10 Reports)|Asthenia ( 10 Reports)|Blood Glucose Increased ( 10 Reports)|Hypertension ( 10 Reports)|Malaise ( 10 Reports)|Melaena ( 10 Reports)|Condition Aggravated ( 9 Reports)|Dizziness ( 9 Reports)|Nausea ( 9 Reports)|Constipation ( 8 Reports)|Dehydration ( 8 Reports)|Diabetes Mellitus ( 8 Reports)|Myocardial Infarction ( 8 Reports)|Therapeutic Response Unexpected ( 8 Reports)|Burning Sensation ( 7 Reports)|Decreased Appetite ( 7 Reports)|Dyspnoea ( 7 Reports)|Blood Potassium Decreased ( 6 Reports)|Concomitant Disease Aggravated ( 6 Reports)|Fatigue ( 6 Reports)|Pneumonia ( 6 Reports)|Atrial Fibrillation ( 5 Reports)|