What Distinguishes Maalox From Mylanta?

The only distinction between Maalox regular strength liquid and Mylanta regular strength liquid is the name brand. Both are regarded as antacid and anti-gas medications and both have simethicone, magnesium hydroxide, and aluminium hydroxide as their active components. Because Maalox and Mylanta have the same active components, they shouldn’t be taken at the same time.

Heartburn, acid indigestion, sour stomach, gas pressure, and bloating are conditions that are treated with Maalox and Mylanta. Twelve years of age and older are the minimum age requirements for using these drugs.

To treat symptoms, 2 to 4 teaspoons of the drug should be taken before meals and at bedtime, unless otherwise prescribed by a doctor. Maalox advises consuming no more than 16 tablespoons in a 24-hour period.

According to Mylanta, you shouldn’t consume more than 24 tablespoons in a day. If symptoms last longer than two weeks, they should be reported to a doctor.

Before using either of these medications, patients with kidney illness and those on a diet low in magnesium should speak with their doctor. Before taking Maalox or Mylanta, people who are taking prescription medicine should speak to their doctor or pharmacist because these antacids may interfere with other drugs.

Misha Khatri
Misha Khatri is an emeritus professor in the University of Notre Dame's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. He graduated from Northern Illinois University with a BSc in Chemistry and Mathematics and a PhD in Physical Analytical Chemistry from the University of Utah.


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