is a brand name antacid
containing Aluminium hydroxide
and Magnesium hydroxide
to neutralize or reduce stomach acid
. It helps relieve symptoms of excessive stomach acidity in patients with indigestion
, gastroesophageal reflux disease
, or stomach
or duodenal ulcers
. In large doses, it can act as a laxative
. The trademark is owned by Novartis International AG
, and was first used commercially in 1949.
The mixture of Aluminium hydroxide and Magnesium hydroxide is sometimes referred to as Magaldrate.
Liquid Maalox Regular Strength contains magnesium hydroxide
, aluminum hydroxide
Treatment of moderate symptoms of burning sensation in the stomach or chest area with accompanying bloating and/or gas pain. Usually occurs after a meal.
Maalox is also used in scientific research to simulate for silt/mud/soil in water, along with other dissolved particulates. The particulate size exceeds 11 micrometres.