Which medications in the drug class Antacids-Alkaline Suspensions are used in the treatment of Pediatric Gastrointestinal Bleeding?

Updated: Dec 19, 2018
  • Author: Wayne Wolfram, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Robert K Minkes, MD, PhD  more...
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Antacids-Alkaline Suspensions

These agents are used to neutralize gastric acidity.

Aluminum and magnesium hydroxide (Maalox, Alamag, Mag-AL, Mag-Al Ultimate)

This is a drug combination that neutralizes gastric acidity and increases the pH of the stomach and duodenal bulb. Aluminum ions inhibit smooth muscle contraction and gastric emptying. Magnesium-aluminum antacid mixtures are used to avoid changes in bowel function.


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