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If you experienced any harmful or unwanted effects of Maalox, please share your experience. This could help to raise awareness about Maalox side effects, identify uknown risks and inform health professionals and patients taking Maalox.

Examples: headache, dizziness


The most commonly reported Maalox side effects are:
Diarrhea (7 reports)
Black Stools (6 reports)
Poop Changed Color (6 reports)
Headache (3 reports)
Black Stool (2 reports)
Brief Sharp Stomach Pain (2 reports)
Constipation (2 reports)
Black Diarehea (1 reports)
Dark Urine (1 reports)

If you have experienced a side effect listed above, you can check a box to report it.


To view a complete list of submitted side effects, please follow the link Maalox side effects . You can also compare Maalox side effects or view FDA reports.

Maalox Side Effects reported to FDA

The following Maalox reports list potential signals of serious risks and new safety information that were identified using the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS).
The FAERS is a database that contains information on adverse event and medication errors reports submitted to FDA by healthcare professionals (such as physicians, pharmacists, nurses and others), consumers (such as patients, family members, layers and others) and manufacturers.


The appearance of Maalox on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has identified a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.

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Bone Cancer, Diarrhoea, Off Label Use
on Sep 25, 2013 Female from US , 69 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Maalox Antacid/antigas Max Qdtabs Asst. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Maalox side effects: bone cancer, diarrhoea, off label use. Maalox Antacid/antigas Max Qdtabs Asst dosage: 1 Df, Qd.

Blood Glucose Increased, Off Label Use
Patient was taking Maalox Antacid/antigas Max Qdtabs Asst. Patient felt the following Maalox side effects: blood glucose increased, off label use on Aug 22, 2013 from US Additional patient health information: Male , 75 years of age, was diagnosed with and. Maalox Antacid/antigas Max Qdtabs Asst dosage: 2 Df, After Meals.

Barrett^s Oesophagus, Blood Cholesterol Increased, Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease
Adverse event was reported on Aug 21, 2013 by a Male taking Maalox Antacid/antigas Max Qdtabs Asst (Dosage: Unk, At Night) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 79 years of age, After Maalox was administered, patient encountered several Maalox side effects: barrett^s oesophagus, blood cholesterol increased, gastrooesophageal reflux disease.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:

Cholecystitis Infective, Cholelithiasis, Coeliac Disease, Lactose Intolerance, Gastric Ulcer, Malaise, Dyspepsia, Abdominal Distension
on Aug 19, 2013 Female from US , 60 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Maalox Antacid/antigas Rs Liq Smthcherry. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Maalox side effects: cholecystitis infective, cholelithiasis, coeliac disease, lactose intolerance, gastric ulcer, malaise, dyspepsia, abdominal distension. Maalox Antacid/antigas Rs Liq Smthcherry dosage: Unk, Unk. Patient was hospitalized.


Abdominal Pain Upper, Off Label Use
on Aug 06, 2013 Male from US , 62 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Maalox Adv Maximum Strength Antacid/antigas. Patient felt the following Maalox side effects: abdominal pain upper, off label use. Maalox Adv Maximum Strength Antacid/antigas dosage: 3 Tsp, Qd.

Chest Pain, Hiccups, Dyspepsia, Malaise, Vomiting, Off Label Use
Patient was taking Maalox Antacid/antigas Max Qdtabs Asst. After Maalox was administered, patient encountered several Maalox side effects: chest pain, hiccups, dyspepsia, malaise, vomiting, off label use on Aug 02, 2013 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 90 years of age, was diagnosed with and. Maalox Antacid/antigas Max Qdtabs Asst dosage: 1 Df, Unk.

Viral Infection, Diverticulitis, Dyspepsia, Diarrhoea, Nausea, Rectal Discharge, Food Interaction, Off Label Use
Adverse event was reported on Jul 22, 2013 by a Female taking Maalox Antacid/antigas Max Qdtabs Asst (Dosage: Unk, Unk) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 80 years of age, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Maalox side effects: viral infection, diverticulitis, dyspepsia, diarrhoea, nausea, rectal discharge, food interaction, off label use. Patient was hospitalized.

Infection, Colitis, Injury, Spinal Fracture, Condition Aggravated, Diabetes Mellitus, Blood Glucose Increased, Pain, Diarrhoea
on Jul 09, 2013 Male from US , 37 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Maalox Antacid/antigas Max Qdtabs Asst. Patient felt the following Maalox side effects: infection, colitis, injury, spinal fracture, condition aggravated, diabetes mellitus, blood glucose increased, pain, diarrhoea. Maalox Antacid/antigas Max Qdtabs Asst dosage: Unk, Unk. Patient was hospitalized.

Gallbladder Disorder, Oesophageal Pain, Dyspepsia, Therapeutic Response Unexpected, Off Label Use
on Jul 09, 2013 Female from US , 80 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Maalox Antacid/antigas Max Qdtabs Asst. After Maalox was administered, patient encountered several Maalox side effects: gallbladder disorder, oesophageal pain, dyspepsia, therapeutic response unexpected, off label use. Maalox Antacid/antigas Max Qdtabs Asst dosage: 1 Df, Prn.

Diabetes Mellitus, Urinary Tract Infection, Dyspepsia
Patient was taking Maalox Antacid/antigas Max Liq. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Maalox side effects: diabetes mellitus, urinary tract infection, dyspepsia on Jun 20, 2013 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 69 years of age, was diagnosed with and. Maalox Antacid/antigas Max Liq dosage: Unk, Unk.
Associated medications used:

Liver Disorder, Splenomegaly, Flank Pain, Musculoskeletal Pain, Therapeutic Response Unexpected, Off Label Use, Incorrect Dose Administered
Adverse event was reported on Jun 17, 2013 by a Male taking Maalox Antacid/antigas Max Liq (Dosage: 1 Tbsp, Qid Prn) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 58 years of age, Patient felt the following Maalox side effects: liver disorder, splenomegaly, flank pain, musculoskeletal pain, therapeutic response unexpected, off label use, incorrect dose administered.
Multiple prescriptions taken:

Gastritis, Ulcer, Back Pain
on Jun 14, 2013 Female from US , 40 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Maalox Antacid/antigas Rs Liq Smthcherry. After Maalox was administered, patient encountered several Maalox side effects: gastritis, ulcer, back pain. Maalox Antacid/antigas Rs Liq Smthcherry dosage: 3 Tsp, Qd.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:

Meningioma Benign, Urinary Incontinence, Hearing Impaired, Hearing Aid User, Ageusia, Anosmia, Therapeutic Response Unexpected, Off Label Use
on Jul 19, 2013 Female from US , 83 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Maalox Antacid/antigas Max Qdtabs Asst. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Maalox side effects: meningioma benign, urinary incontinence, hearing impaired, hearing aid user, ageusia, anosmia, therapeutic response unexpected, off label use. Maalox Antacid/antigas Max Qdtabs Asst dosage: Unk Df, Prn.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Emphysema, Loss Of Consciousness, Hypertension, Vertigo, Barrett^s Oesophagus, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease, Cartilage Injury
Patient was taking Maalox Antacid/antigas Max Qdtabs Asst. Patient felt the following Maalox side effects: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, emphysema, loss of consciousness, hypertension, vertigo, barrett^s oesophagus, irritable bowel syndrome, gastrooesophageal reflux disease, cartilage injury on Sep 06, 2013 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 66 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • irritable bowel syndrome
  • gastrooesophageal reflux disease
  • barrett^s oesophagus
  • oesophageal disorder
  • dyspepsia
  • gastric disorder
and. Maalox Antacid/antigas Max Qdtabs Asst dosage: Unk, Prn.

Rheumatoid Arthritis, Impaired Work Ability
Adverse event was reported on Jun 03, 2013 by a Female taking Maalox Antacid/antigas Ms Liq Cool Mint (Dosage: A Couple Of Swigs, As Needed) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 51 years of age, After Maalox was administered, patient encountered several Maalox side effects: rheumatoid arthritis, impaired work ability.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:

Breast Cancer Female, Therapeutic Response Unexpected
on May 23, 2013 Female from US , 82 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Maalox Antacid/antigas Max Qdtabs Asst. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Maalox side effects: breast cancer female, therapeutic response unexpected. Maalox Antacid/antigas Max Qdtabs Asst dosage: 2 Df, Unk.

Rib Fracture, Road Traffic Accident, Ulcer, Neck Injury, Joint Injury, Stress, Disease Recurrence, Therapeutic Response Unexpected, Off Label Use
on May 21, 2013 Male from US , 53 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Maalox Antacid Barrier. Patient felt the following Maalox side effects: rib fracture, road traffic accident, ulcer, neck injury, joint injury, stress, disease recurrence, therapeutic response unexpected, off label use. Maalox Antacid Barrier dosage: Unk, Unk.

Sciatica, Arthritis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Off Label Use, Overdose, Incorrect Dose Administered
Patient was taking Maalox Adv Maximum Strength Antacid/antigas. After Maalox was administered, patient encountered several Maalox side effects: sciatica, arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome, off label use, overdose, incorrect dose administered on Jul 11, 2013 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 80 years of age, was diagnosed with and. Maalox Adv Maximum Strength Antacid/antigas dosage: 6 Tsp, Prn.

Emphysema, Off Label Use, Therapeutic Response Unexpected
Adverse event was reported on Jun 11, 2013 by a Female taking Maalox Antacid/antigas Max Qdtabs Asst (Dosage: 2 Df, Prn) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 77 years of age, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Maalox side effects: emphysema, off label use, therapeutic response unexpected.

Fall, Gastritis, Orthostatic Hypotension, Concussion, Joint Injury, Head Injury, Asthenia, Scoliosis, Aneurysm
on May 21, 2013 Female from US , 84 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Maalox Antacid/antigas Max Qdtabs Asst. Patient felt the following Maalox side effects: fall, gastritis, orthostatic hypotension, concussion, joint injury, head injury, asthenia, scoliosis, aneurysm. Maalox Antacid/antigas Max Qdtabs Asst dosage: 1 Or 2 Df, Unk.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Amlodipine
  • Ecotrin
  • Stool Softener
  • Benadryl /00647601/
  • Claritin
  • Milk Of Magnesia
  • B12-vitamiin
Patient was hospitalized.

Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease, Condition Aggravated, Therapeutic Response Unexpected, Off Label Use
on Mar 12, 2014 Female from US , 65 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Maalox Adv Maximum Strength Antacid/antigas. After Maalox was administered, patient encountered several Maalox side effects: gastrooesophageal reflux disease, condition aggravated, therapeutic response unexpected, off label use. Maalox Adv Maximum Strength Antacid/antigas dosage: Unk, Unk.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Dexilant (Unk, Unk)
  • Nexium//esomeprazole Sodium (Unk, Unk)


Gastric Ulcer, Condition Aggravated, Therapeutic Response Unexpected
Patient was taking Maalox Antacid/antigas Rs Liq Cool Mint. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Maalox side effects: gastric ulcer, condition aggravated, therapeutic response unexpected on Mar 12, 2014 from US Additional patient health information: Male , 75 years of age, was diagnosed with and. Maalox Antacid/antigas Rs Liq Cool Mint dosage: Unk, Unk.

Breast Cancer Recurrent, Asthma, Muscle Spasms, Abdominal Distension, Therapeutic Response Unexpected, Off Label Use
Adverse event was reported on May 10, 2013 by a Female taking Maalox Adv Maximum Strength Antacid/antigas (Dosage: Unk, Unk) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 79 years of age, Patient felt the following Maalox side effects: breast cancer recurrent, asthma, muscle spasms, abdominal distension, therapeutic response unexpected, off label use.
Multiple prescriptions taken: Patient was hospitalized.

Gastritis, Rebound Effect, Therapeutic Response Unexpected, Off Label Use
on May 10, 2013 Female from US , 82 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • dyspepsia
  • abdominal discomfort
  • flatulence
  • abdominal distension
  • gastritis
and was treated with Maalox Adv Maximum Strength Antacid/antigas. After Maalox was administered, patient encountered several Maalox side effects: gastritis, rebound effect, therapeutic response unexpected, off label use. Maalox Adv Maximum Strength Antacid/antigas dosage: 2 To 4 Tsp, Bid. Patient was hospitalized.

Myocardial Infarction, Hypertension, Eructation, Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease, Pain, Hyperhidrosis, Pallor, Off Label Use, Overdose
on May 10, 2013 Female from US , 69 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • hiatus hernia
  • gastrooesophageal reflux disease
  • dyspepsia
  • flatulence
and was treated with Maalox Adv Maximum Strength Antacid/antigas. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Maalox side effects: myocardial infarction, hypertension, eructation, gastrooesophageal reflux disease, pain, hyperhidrosis, pallor, off label use, overdose. Maalox Adv Maximum Strength Antacid/antigas dosage: 6 Tsp, Prn.

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Safety Alerts, Active Ingredients, Usage Information

Alternative MAALOX Names:ALUMINUM

Active Ingredient: ALUMINUM

More About Maalox

Side Effects reported to FDA: 455

Maalox safety alerts: 2010

Reported deaths: 4

Reported hospitalizations: 11

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.

[02/17/2010 - Drug Safety Communication - FDA]
[02/17/2010 - News Release - FDA]
[02/17/2010 - Consumer Update - FDA]

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