Johnson & Johnson | Alternagel (Medication)
Alternagel/aluminum hydroxide is used to treat symptoms of increased stomach acid, such as heartburn, upset stomach, sour stomach, or acid indigestion. Aluminum hydroxide is also used to reduce phosphate levels in people with certain kidney conditions. ...
Aluminum-containing antacids bind to phosphate, an important body chemical, in the gut. This can cause low phosphate levels if your kidneys are normal, especially if you use large doses for a long time. Tell your doctor immediately if you have any of the following symptoms of low phosphate:loss of appetite, unusual tiredness, muscle weakness.
Seek immediate medical attention if any of these rare but very serious side effects or symptoms of a serious medical problem occur:black/tarry stools, mental/mood changes (e. g. , confusion, deep sleep), pain with urination, stomach/abdominal pain, vomit that looks like coffee grounds. ...
Before using this medicine inform your doctor if you have any type of allergies.
If you have any of the following health problems, consult your doctor or pharmacist before using this product:frequent alcohol use, severe loss of body water (dehydration/fluid restriction), problems with constipation, kidney problems (including kidney stones).
During pregnancy and breastfeeding is not recommended to use this medicine without your doctor's advice. ...