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Common Maalox Side Effects


The most commonly reported Maalox side effects (click to view or check a box to report):

Off Label Use (140)
Therapeutic Response Unexpected (60)
Faeces Discoloured (56)
Incorrect Dose Administered (38)
Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (30)
Diarrhoea (30)
Abdominal Pain Upper (28)
Hypertension (25)
Overdose (24)
Diabetes Mellitus (21)
Abdominal Discomfort (19)
Myocardial Infarction (19)
Dyspepsia (18)
Haematochezia (17)
Vomiting (17)
Malaise (17)
Underdose (15)
Asthenia (15)
Hiatus Hernia (14)
Blood Glucose Increased (14)

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If you or someone in your family has experienced a serious side effect to a health product, you are encouraged to report the experience to your health care professional (e.g. physician, pharmacist). You could also complete a copy of the side effect reporting form or report your side effect to FDA.

Maalox Side Effects Reported to FDA



Maalox Side Effect Report#9929943
Thyroid Cancer
This is a report of a 47-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from CA, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: flatulence,abdominal distension,eructation,abdominal pain upper,off label use,hypertension, who was treated with Maalox Regular Strength Chewable (dosage: 2 Df, Prn, start time: NS), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Thyroid Cancer after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Maalox Regular Strength Chewable treatment in female patients, resulting in Thyroid Cancer side effect.
Maalox Side Effect Report#9871039
Vaginal Infection, Therapeutic Response Unexpected, Incorrect Dose Administered
This report suggests a potential Maalox Adv Maximum Strength Antacid/antigas Vaginal Infection side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 71-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: gastrooesophageal reflux disease,off label use and used Maalox Adv Maximum Strength Antacid/antigas (dosage: 2 Tbsp, Prn) starting NS. After starting Maalox Adv Maximum Strength Antacid/antigas the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Vaginal Infection, Therapeutic Response Unexpected, Incorrect Dose AdministeredAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Maalox Adv Maximum Strength Antacid/antigas demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Vaginal Infection, may still occur.
Maalox Side Effect Report#9853345
Abortion Spontaneous, Exposure During Pregnancy
This Abortion Spontaneous problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from CA. A 36-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: dyspepsia. On 2000 this consumer started treatment with Maalox Extra Strength Premium (dosage: 2 Df, Prn). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Maalox Extra Strength Premium, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Abortion Spontaneous, Exposure During PregnancyAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Abortion Spontaneous, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Maalox Side Effect Report#9847118
Abortion Spontaneous, Exposure During Pregnancy
This Abortion Spontaneous side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from CA. A 36-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: dyspepsia.The patient was prescribed Maalox Extra Strength Premium (drug dosage: 2 Df, Prn), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Maalox Extra Strength Premium the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Abortion Spontaneous, Exposure During PregnancyThese side effects may potentially be related to Maalox Extra Strength Premium.
Maalox Side Effect Report#9814672
Myocardial Infarction, Coronary Artery Occlusion, Device Occlusion, Retching, Underdose, Therapeutic Response Unexpected
This is a report of a 91-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: dyspepsia,off label use, who was treated with Maalox Antacid/antigas Max Qdtabs Wildb (dosage: 0.5 Df, Prn, start time: NS), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Myocardial Infarction, Coronary Artery Occlusion, Device Occlusion, Retching, Underdose, Therapeutic Response Unexpected after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Maalox Antacid/antigas Max Qdtabs Wildb treatment in female patients, resulting in Myocardial Infarction side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Maalox Side Effect Report#9791508
Cataract, Arthropathy, Underdose
This report suggests a potential Maalox Adv Maximum Strength Antacid/antigas Chewable Cataract side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 83-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: abdominal discomfort and used Maalox Adv Maximum Strength Antacid/antigas Chewable (dosage: 1/2 To 1 Df, Unk) starting NS. After starting Maalox Adv Maximum Strength Antacid/antigas Chewable the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Cataract, Arthropathy, UnderdoseAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Maalox Adv Maximum Strength Antacid/antigas Chewable demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Cataract, may still occur.
Maalox Side Effect Report#9786978
Tremor, Renal Pain, Abdominal Discomfort, Abdominal Pain Upper, Hepatic Pain, Incorrect Dose Administered
This Tremor problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 87-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: abdominal discomfort,immunisation. On NS this consumer started treatment with Maalox Adv Maximum Strength Antacid/antigas (dosage: Unk). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Influenza Vaccine
When using Maalox Adv Maximum Strength Antacid/antigas, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Tremor, Renal Pain, Abdominal Discomfort, Abdominal Pain Upper, Hepatic Pain, Incorrect Dose AdministeredAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Tremor, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Maalox Side Effect Report#9720338
Breast Cancer, Large Intestine Polyp, Incorrect Dose Administered, Therapeutic Response Unexpected
This Breast Cancer side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 71-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: dyspepsia.The patient was prescribed Maalox Adv Maximum Strength Antacid/antigas (drug dosage: 1-2 Tablespoonfuls; Prn), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Maalox Antacid Liq Ext Str Lemon (1-2 Tablespoonfuls; Prn)
.After starting to take Maalox Adv Maximum Strength Antacid/antigas the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Breast Cancer, Large Intestine Polyp, Incorrect Dose Administered, Therapeutic Response UnexpectedThese side effects may potentially be related to Maalox Adv Maximum Strength Antacid/antigas.
Maalox Side Effect Report#9719797
Crohn^s Disease
This is a report of a 53-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: flatulence,dyspepsia, who was treated with Maalox Antacid/antigas Max Qdtabs Asst (dosage: Unk, Unk, start time: NS), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Crohn^s Disease after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Maalox Antacid/antigas Max Qdtabs Asst treatment in female patients, resulting in Crohn^s Disease side effect.
Maalox Side Effect Report#9719126
Anxiety
This report suggests a potential Maalox Antacid/antigas Max Qdtabs Asst Anxiety side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 81-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: hiatus hernia,off label use and used Maalox Antacid/antigas Max Qdtabs Asst (dosage: 2 Df, Prn) starting NS. After starting Maalox Antacid/antigas Max Qdtabs Asst the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: AnxietyAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Maalox Antacid/antigas Max Qdtabs Asst demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Anxiety, may still occur.
Maalox Side Effect Report#9693492
Gastritis, Dyspepsia, Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease
This Gastritis problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 69-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: flatulence,abdominal distension,gastrooesophageal reflux disease,dyspepsia,off label use,arthritis,hypertension. On NS this consumer started treatment with Maalox Antacid/antigas Max Liq (dosage: 2 Tsp, Prn). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Maalox Antacid/antigas Max Liq, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Gastritis, Dyspepsia, Gastrooesophageal Reflux DiseaseAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Gastritis, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Maalox Side Effect Report#9691571
Crohn^s Disease, Disease Recurrence, Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease, Therapeutic Response Unexpected
This Crohn^s Disease side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 56-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: crohn^s disease,gastrooesophageal reflux disease,off label use,abdominal discomfort.The patient was prescribed Maalox Antacid Barrier (drug dosage: 1 To 2 Df, Prn), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Maalox Antacid Barrier the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Crohn^s Disease, Disease Recurrence, Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease, Therapeutic Response UnexpectedThese side effects may potentially be related to Maalox Antacid Barrier.
Maalox Side Effect Report#9670239
Crohn^s Disease, Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease, Incisional Hernia, Intestinal Prolapse, Flatulence, Procedural Nausea, Procedural Vomiting, Stress
This is a report of a 50-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: gastrooesophageal reflux disease,crohn^s disease,prophylaxis,off label use,chest pain,back pain,gallbladder disorder, who was treated with Maalox Antacid/antigas Rs Liq Cool Mint (dosage: 2 Tsp, Prn, start time: 200011), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Crohn^s Disease, Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease, Incisional Hernia, Intestinal Prolapse, Flatulence, Procedural Nausea, Procedural Vomiting, Stress after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Maalox Antacid/antigas Rs Liq Cool Mint treatment in female patients, resulting in Crohn^s Disease side effect.
Maalox Side Effect Report#9649073
Cerebrovascular Accident
This report suggests a potential Maalox Antacid Barrier Cerebrovascular Accident side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 68-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: dyspepsia and used Maalox Antacid Barrier (dosage: Unk, Unk) starting NS. After starting Maalox Antacid Barrier the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Cerebrovascular AccidentAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Maalox Antacid Barrier demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Cerebrovascular Accident, may still occur.
Maalox Side Effect Report#9649068
Fall
This Fall problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 65-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: abdominal discomfort. On NS this consumer started treatment with Maalox Antacid/antigas Max Liq (dosage: Unk, Unk). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Maalox Antacid/antigas Max Liq, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: FallAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Fall, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Maalox Side Effect Report#9646170
Renal Injury, Vomiting
This Renal Injury side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 79-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: dyspepsia.The patient was prescribed Maalox Quick Dissolve Extra Strength With Antigas (drug dosage: 1 Df, Prn), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Maalox Quick Dissolve Extra Strength With Antigas the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Renal Injury, VomitingThese side effects may potentially be related to Maalox Quick Dissolve Extra Strength With Antigas.
Maalox Side Effect Report#9643368
Ulcer
This is a report of a 74-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: ulcer,off label use, who was treated with Maalox Adv Maximum Strength Antacid/antigas (dosage: 1 Tablespoon, 2-3 Times Per Week, start time: NS), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Ulcer after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Maalox Adv Maximum Strength Antacid/antigas treatment in female patients, resulting in Ulcer side effect.
Maalox Side Effect Report#9641915
Ulcer, Milk Allergy, Therapeutic Response Unexpected
This report suggests a potential Maalox Antacid/antigas Max Qdtabs Asst Ulcer side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 71-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: gastrooesophageal reflux disease,ulcer,off label use and used Maalox Antacid/antigas Max Qdtabs Asst (dosage: Unk, Unk) starting NS. After starting Maalox Antacid/antigas Max Qdtabs Asst the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Ulcer, Milk Allergy, Therapeutic Response UnexpectedAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Maalox Antacid/antigas Max Qdtabs Asst demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Ulcer, may still occur.
Maalox Side Effect Report#9617025
Heart Rate Irregular, Haemorrhage, Incorrect Dose Administered, Therapeutic Response Decreased
This Heart Rate Irregular problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 88-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: dyspepsia. On NS this consumer started treatment with Maalox Antacid/antigas Ms Liq Cool Mint (dosage: 6 Tsp, Unk). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Baby Aspirin (Unk)
When using Maalox Antacid/antigas Ms Liq Cool Mint, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Heart Rate Irregular, Haemorrhage, Incorrect Dose Administered, Therapeutic Response DecreasedThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Heart Rate Irregular, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Maalox Side Effect Report#9613496
Hiatus Hernia, Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease
This Hiatus Hernia side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 82-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: abdominal discomfort,flatulence,irritable bowel syndrome,off label use.The patient was prescribed Maalox Antacid/antigas Max Qdtabs Asst (drug dosage: Unk, Unk), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Maalox Antacid/antigas Max Qdtabs Asst the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Hiatus Hernia, Gastrooesophageal Reflux DiseaseThese side effects may potentially be related to Maalox Antacid/antigas Max Qdtabs Asst.
Maalox Side Effect Report#9596635
Amnesia
This is a report of a 83-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Maalox (dosage: Unk,unk, start time: NS), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Amnesia after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Maalox treatment in male patients, resulting in Amnesia side effect.
Maalox Side Effect Report#9537680
Gallbladder Injury, Biliary Tract Disorder, Gastrointestinal Disorder, Flatulence, Disease Recurrence
This report suggests a potential Maalox Antacid/antigas Max Qdtabs Asst Gallbladder Injury side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 74-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: dyspepsia,flatulence and used Maalox Antacid/antigas Max Qdtabs Asst (dosage: 1-2 Df, Unk) starting NS. After starting Maalox Antacid/antigas Max Qdtabs Asst the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Gallbladder Injury, Biliary Tract Disorder, Gastrointestinal Disorder, Flatulence, Disease RecurrenceAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Maalox Antacid/antigas Max Qdtabs Asst demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Gallbladder Injury, may still occur.
Maalox Side Effect Report#9537679
Parkinson^s Disease, Aphagia, Urinary Tract Infection, Gastrointestinal Disorder, Asthenia, Weight Decreased, Off Label Use, Therapeutic Response Unexpected
This Parkinson^s Disease problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 73-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: impaired gastric emptying. On NS this consumer started treatment with Maalox Antacid Barrier (dosage: Unk, Prn). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Maalox Antacid Barrier, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Parkinson^s Disease, Aphagia, Urinary Tract Infection, Gastrointestinal Disorder, Asthenia, Weight Decreased, Off Label Use, Therapeutic Response UnexpectedAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Parkinson^s Disease, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Maalox Side Effect Report#9530157
Gastric Ulcer, Anxiety, Therapeutic Response Unexpected, Incorrect Dose Administered
This Gastric Ulcer side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 70-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: gastric ulcer.The patient was prescribed Maalox Antacid/antigas Rs Liq Cool Mint (drug dosage: Unk, Unk), which was initiated on 2003. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Maalox Antacid/antigas Rs Liq Cool Mint the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Gastric Ulcer, Anxiety, Therapeutic Response Unexpected, Incorrect Dose AdministeredThese side effects may potentially be related to Maalox Antacid/antigas Rs Liq Cool Mint.
Maalox Side Effect Report#9523037
Bone Cancer, Metastases To Lung, Metastases To Central Nervous System, Polyp, Gastric Disorder, Incorrect Dose Administered
This is a report of a 68-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: dyspepsia, who was treated with Maalox Antacid/antigas Rs Liq Cool Mint (dosage: Unk Unk, Prn, start time: 2010), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Bone Cancer, Metastases To Lung, Metastases To Central Nervous System, Polyp, Gastric Disorder, Incorrect Dose Administered after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Maalox Antacid/antigas Rs Liq Cool Mint treatment in male patients, resulting in Bone Cancer side effect.


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    Maalox Safety Alerts, Active Ingredients, Usage Information

    NDC0067-6280
    TypeHUMAN OTC DRUG
    Proprietary NameMaalox Advanced Maximum Strength Cherry
    NameAluminum Hydroxide, Magnesium Hydroxide,Simethicone
    Dosage FormLIQUID
    RouteORAL
    On market since20080306
    LabelerNovartis Consumer Health, Inc
    Active Ingredient(s)ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE; DIMETHICONE; MAGNESIUM HYDROXIDE
    Strength(s)400; 40; 400
    Unit(s)mg/5mL; mg/5mL; mg/5mL
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    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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