Amphojel is an over-the-counter medication used to treat excessive stomach acid, like heartburn, upset stomach, sour stomach, or acid indigestion. Obesity, smoking, stress and anxiety, pregnancy, and certain food and drinks are causes of too much stomach acid. Amphojel is also used to reduce phosphate levels in people with certain kidney conditions. The active ingredient in Amphojel is Aluminum hydroxide. Aluminum hydroxide belongs to a class of drugs called antacids. It works by lowering the acid in the stomach. Amphojel only works on the existing liquid in the stomach. It does not prevent acid production. This drug may be used alone or with other medications that lower acid production.
We currently offer the brand Amphojel from Canada manufactured by Aurium in the strength of 600 mg tablets. There is no generic equivalent of the drug.
Get medical help immediately if you have any of these signs or an allergic reaction while taking Amphojel. The most common side effects of Amphojel may include the following:
• Appetite loss;
• Unusual tiredness
Contact your doctor right away if you have any of the severe side effects, including:
• Bloody or tarry stools;
• Coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds;
• Extreme drowsiness;
• Painful urination;
• Severe stomach pain
These are not all of the side effects of Amphojel. Always contact your doctor if you notice any unusual symptoms.
You should not take Amphojel if you are allergic to Aluminum hydroxide or any ingredient in Amphojel. Before you start using this medication, tell your doctor about your medical history, especially if you:
• Are breastfeeding or planning to breastfeed;
• Are pregnant or planning to be pregnant;
• Have dehydration;
• Have frequent alcohol use;
• Have kidney disease;
• Have severe constipation
Tell your doctor about all your medications, including prescription, OTC, herbal supplements, and vitamins. There may be drug interactions between Amphojel and digoxin, tetracycline antibiotics, ciprofloxacin, iron, etc. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. Amphojel should only be used during pregnancy if the benefits outweigh the risks. Inform your doctor if you are breastfeeding or planning to breastfeed. This drug passes into breast milk and may harm a nursing infant. Take Amphojel precisely as prescribed by your doctor. Take this drug between meals or at bedtime. Swallow the tablets whole with a full glass of water. Do not take this drug for longer than 2 weeks without informing your doctor. Antacids can make it harder for your body to absorb other medicines you take by mouth. Avoid taking other medications within 2 hours before or after you take Amphojel. Keep this medicine out of sight and reach of children. Store at room temperature, away from moisture, heat, and light.
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