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Gelusil

Generic Name: aluminum hydroxide, magnesium hydroxide, and simethicone (a LOO mi num hye DROX ide, mag NEE see um hye DROX ide, and sye METH i kone)
Brand Name: Almacone, Gelusil, Mag-al Plus, Mi-Acid, Milantex, Mintox, Mylanta Maximum Strength, Rulox
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Drug Information:
Gelusil is a combination medicine used to treat heartburn, acid indigestion, upset stomach, bloating caused by gas, or stomach discomfort caused by eating or drinking too much. Gelusil may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide. This medicine can make it harder for your body to absorb other medicines, especially certain antibiotics. Avoid taking any other medicine within 2 hours before or 2 hours after you take Gelusil. You should not use this medicine if you are allergic to aluminum hydroxide, magnesium hydroxide, or simethicone. Learn more

Gelusil Side Effects

Gelusil Side Effects

Note: This document contains side effect information about aluminum hydroxide / magnesium hydroxide / simethicone. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Gelusil.

For the Consumer

Applies to aluminum hydroxide / magnesium hydroxide / simethicone: oral liquid, oral suspension, oral tablet chewable

What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?

WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:

  • Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.

What are some other side effects of this drug?

All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:

  • Constipation.
  • Diarrhea.

These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to aluminum hydroxide/magnesium hydroxide/simethicone: oral suspension, oral tablet chewable

Gastrointestinal

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Constipation, diarrhea

Frequency not reported: Abdominal pain

Metabolic

Very rare (less than 0.01%): Hypermagnesemia

Frequency not reported: Hyperaluminemia, hyperphosphatemia

Hypersensitivity

Frequency not reported: Anaphylactic reaction, angioedema, hypersensitivity reactions

Dermatologic

Frequency not reported: Pruritus, urticaria

Musculoskeletal

Frequency not reported: Increased bone resorption, osteomalacia

Renal

Frequency not reported: Hypercalciuria

Editorial References and Review

Medically reviewed by BestRx Medical Team Last updated on 1/1/2020.

Source: Drugs.com Gelusil