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Maalox Side Effects

Common Maalox Side Effects

The most commonly reported Maalox side effects (click to view or check a box to report):

Off Label Use (140)
Therapeutic Response Unexpected (60)
Faeces Discoloured (56)
Incorrect Dose Administered (38)
Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (30)
Diarrhoea (30)
Abdominal Pain Upper (28)
Hypertension (25)
Overdose (24)
Diabetes Mellitus (21)
Abdominal Discomfort (19)
Myocardial Infarction (19)
Dyspepsia (18)
Haematochezia (17)
Vomiting (17)
Malaise (17)
Underdose (15)
Asthenia (15)
Hiatus Hernia (14)
Blood Glucose Increased (14)

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If you or someone in your family has experienced a serious side effect to a health product, you are encouraged to report the experience to your health care professional (e.g. physician, pharmacist). You could also complete a copy of the side effect reporting form or report your side effect to FDA.

Side effects reports are analyzed to discover potential health product safety signals. Some important reactions may take an extremely long time to develop or occur infrequently. Continued monitoring of adverse reactions is thus essential to maintain a comprehensive safety and effectiveness profile of health products.

Maalox Side Effects Reported to FDA

The following Maalox reports list potential signals of serious risks and new safety information that were identified using the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS).
FAERS is a database that contains information on adverse event and medication errors reports submitted to FDA by healthcare professionals (such as physicians, pharmacists, nurses and others), consumers (such as patients, family members, layers and others) and manufacturers.


The appearance of Maalox on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has found a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.
Thyroid Cancer
on Mar 10, 2014 Female from CA , 47 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Maalox Regular Strength Chewable. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Maalox side effects: thyroid cancer. Maalox Regular Strength Chewable dosage: 2 Df, Prn.

Vaginal Infection, Therapeutic Response Unexpected, Incorrect Dose Administered
Patient was taking Maalox Adv Maximum Strength Antacid/antigas. Patient felt the following Maalox side effects: vaginal infection, therapeutic response unexpected, incorrect dose administered on Mar 03, 2014 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 71 years of age, was diagnosed with and. Maalox Adv Maximum Strength Antacid/antigas dosage: 2 Tbsp, Prn.

Abortion Spontaneous, Exposure During Pregnancy
Adverse event was reported on Jan 29, 2014 by a Female taking Maalox Extra Strength Premium (Dosage: 2 Df, Prn) was diagnosed with and. Location: CA , 36 years of age, After Maalox was administered, patient encountered several Maalox side effects: abortion spontaneous, exposure during pregnancy.

Abortion Spontaneous, Exposure During Pregnancy
on Jan 27, 2014 Female from CA , 36 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Maalox Extra Strength Premium. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Maalox side effects: abortion spontaneous, exposure during pregnancy. Maalox Extra Strength Premium dosage: 2 Df, Prn.


Myocardial Infarction, Coronary Artery Occlusion, Device Occlusion, Retching, Underdose, Therapeutic Response Unexpected
on Jan 13, 2014 Female from US , 91 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Maalox Antacid/antigas Max Qdtabs Wildb. Patient felt the following Maalox side effects: myocardial infarction, coronary artery occlusion, device occlusion, retching, underdose, therapeutic response unexpected. Maalox Antacid/antigas Max Qdtabs Wildb dosage: 0.5 Df, Prn. Patient was hospitalized.

Cataract, Arthropathy, Underdose
Patient was taking Maalox Adv Maximum Strength Antacid/antigas Chewable. After Maalox was administered, patient encountered several Maalox side effects: cataract, arthropathy, underdose on Jan 01, 2014 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 83 years of age, was diagnosed with and. Maalox Adv Maximum Strength Antacid/antigas Chewable dosage: 1/2 To 1 Df, Unk.

Tremor, Renal Pain, Abdominal Discomfort, Abdominal Pain Upper, Hepatic Pain, Incorrect Dose Administered
Adverse event was reported on Dec 27, 2013 by a Female taking Maalox Adv Maximum Strength Antacid/antigas (Dosage: Unk) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 87 years of age, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Maalox side effects: tremor, renal pain, abdominal discomfort, abdominal pain upper, hepatic pain, incorrect dose administered.
Associated medications used:
  • Influenza Vaccine


Breast Cancer, Large Intestine Polyp, Incorrect Dose Administered, Therapeutic Response Unexpected
on Nov 29, 2013 Female from US , 71 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Maalox Adv Maximum Strength Antacid/antigas. Patient felt the following Maalox side effects: breast cancer, large intestine polyp, incorrect dose administered, therapeutic response unexpected. Maalox Adv Maximum Strength Antacid/antigas dosage: 1-2 Tablespoonfuls; Prn.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Maalox Antacid Liq Ext Str Lemon (1-2 Tablespoonfuls; Prn)


Crohn^s Disease
on Nov 28, 2013 Female from US , 53 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Maalox Antacid/antigas Max Qdtabs Asst. After Maalox was administered, patient encountered several Maalox side effects: crohn^s disease. Maalox Antacid/antigas Max Qdtabs Asst dosage: Unk, Unk.

Anxiety
Patient was taking Maalox Antacid/antigas Max Qdtabs Asst. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Maalox side effects: anxiety on Nov 27, 2013 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 81 years of age, was diagnosed with and. Maalox Antacid/antigas Max Qdtabs Asst dosage: 2 Df, Prn.

Gastritis, Dyspepsia, Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease
Adverse event was reported on Nov 18, 2013 by a Female taking Maalox Antacid/antigas Max Liq (Dosage: 2 Tsp, Prn) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 69 years of age, Patient felt the following Maalox side effects: gastritis, dyspepsia, gastrooesophageal reflux disease.

Crohn^s Disease, Disease Recurrence, Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease, Therapeutic Response Unexpected
on Dec 12, 2013 Female from US , 56 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Maalox Antacid Barrier. After Maalox was administered, patient encountered several Maalox side effects: crohn^s disease, disease recurrence, gastrooesophageal reflux disease, therapeutic response unexpected. Maalox Antacid Barrier dosage: 1 To 2 Df, Prn.

Crohn^s Disease, Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease, Incisional Hernia, Intestinal Prolapse, Flatulence, Procedural Nausea, Procedural Vomiting, Stress
on Nov 05, 2013 Female from US , 50 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Maalox Antacid/antigas Rs Liq Cool Mint. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Maalox side effects: crohn^s disease, gastrooesophageal reflux disease, incisional hernia, intestinal prolapse, flatulence, procedural nausea, procedural vomiting, stress. Maalox Antacid/antigas Rs Liq Cool Mint dosage: 2 Tsp, Prn.

Cerebrovascular Accident
Patient was taking Maalox Antacid Barrier. Patient felt the following Maalox side effects: cerebrovascular accident on Oct 28, 2013 from US Additional patient health information: Male , 68 years of age, was diagnosed with and. Maalox Antacid Barrier dosage: Unk, Unk.

Fall
Adverse event was reported on Oct 28, 2013 by a Female taking Maalox Antacid/antigas Max Liq (Dosage: Unk, Unk) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 65 years of age, After Maalox was administered, patient encountered several Maalox side effects: fall.

Renal Injury, Vomiting
on Nov 21, 2013 Female from US , 79 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Maalox Quick Dissolve Extra Strength With Antigas. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Maalox side effects: renal injury, vomiting. Maalox Quick Dissolve Extra Strength With Antigas dosage: 1 Df, Prn.

Ulcer
on Oct 24, 2013 Female from US , 74 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Maalox Adv Maximum Strength Antacid/antigas. Patient felt the following Maalox side effects: ulcer. Maalox Adv Maximum Strength Antacid/antigas dosage: 1 Tablespoon, 2-3 Times Per Week.

Ulcer, Milk Allergy, Therapeutic Response Unexpected
Patient was taking Maalox Antacid/antigas Max Qdtabs Asst. After Maalox was administered, patient encountered several Maalox side effects: ulcer, milk allergy, therapeutic response unexpected on Oct 23, 2013 from US Additional patient health information: Male , 71 years of age, was diagnosed with and. Maalox Antacid/antigas Max Qdtabs Asst dosage: Unk, Unk.

Heart Rate Irregular, Haemorrhage, Incorrect Dose Administered, Therapeutic Response Decreased
Adverse event was reported on Nov 12, 2013 by a Female taking Maalox Antacid/antigas Ms Liq Cool Mint (Dosage: 6 Tsp, Unk) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 88 years of age, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Maalox side effects: heart rate irregular, haemorrhage, incorrect dose administered, therapeutic response decreased.
Associated medications used:
  • Baby Aspirin (Unk)
Patient was hospitalized.

Hiatus Hernia, Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease
on Oct 10, 2013 Female from US , 82 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Maalox Antacid/antigas Max Qdtabs Asst. Patient felt the following Maalox side effects: hiatus hernia, gastrooesophageal reflux disease. Maalox Antacid/antigas Max Qdtabs Asst dosage: Unk, Unk.

Amnesia
on Oct 04, 2013 Male from US , 83 years of age, was treated with Maalox. After Maalox was administered, patient encountered several Maalox side effects: amnesia. Maalox dosage: Unk,unk.

Gallbladder Injury, Biliary Tract Disorder, Gastrointestinal Disorder, Flatulence, Disease Recurrence
Patient was taking Maalox Antacid/antigas Max Qdtabs Asst. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Maalox side effects: gallbladder injury, biliary tract disorder, gastrointestinal disorder, flatulence, disease recurrence on Sep 19, 2013 from US Additional patient health information: Male , 74 years of age, was diagnosed with and. Maalox Antacid/antigas Max Qdtabs Asst dosage: 1-2 Df, Unk.

Parkinson^s Disease, Aphagia, Urinary Tract Infection, Gastrointestinal Disorder, Asthenia, Weight Decreased, Off Label Use, Therapeutic Response Unexpected
Adverse event was reported on Jan 21, 2014 by a Female taking Maalox Antacid Barrier (Dosage: Unk, Prn) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 73 years of age, Patient felt the following Maalox side effects: parkinson^s disease, aphagia, urinary tract infection, gastrointestinal disorder, asthenia, weight decreased, off label use, therapeutic response unexpected.

Gastric Ulcer, Anxiety, Therapeutic Response Unexpected, Incorrect Dose Administered
on Oct 01, 2013 Female from US , 70 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Maalox Antacid/antigas Rs Liq Cool Mint. After Maalox was administered, patient encountered several Maalox side effects: gastric ulcer, anxiety, therapeutic response unexpected, incorrect dose administered. Maalox Antacid/antigas Rs Liq Cool Mint dosage: Unk, Unk.

Bone Cancer, Metastases To Lung, Metastases To Central Nervous System, Polyp, Gastric Disorder, Incorrect Dose Administered
on Sep 13, 2013 Male from US , 68 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Maalox Antacid/antigas Rs Liq Cool Mint. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Maalox side effects: bone cancer, metastases to lung, metastases to central nervous system, polyp, gastric disorder, incorrect dose administered. Maalox Antacid/antigas Rs Liq Cool Mint dosage: Unk Unk, Prn.

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    Safety Alerts, Active Ingredients, Usage Information

    Alternative MAALOX Names:ALUMINUM

    Active Ingredient: ALUMINUM

    More About Maalox

    Side Effects reported to FDA: 455

    Maalox safety alerts: 2010

    Reported deaths: 4

    Reported hospitalizations: 11

    Maalox Total Relief and Maalox Liquid Products: Medication Use Errors

    Audience: Consumers, Healthcare professionals

    [Posted 02/17/2010] FDA notified consumers and healthcare professionals about reports of serious medication errors involving consumers who used Maalox Total Relief when they had intended to use a Maalox liquid antacid product. Maalox Total Relief and the traditional Maalox products are both liquid medications available without a prescription, but are not interchangeable and are intended to treat different medical conditions. Maalox Total Relief is an upset stomach reliever and anti-diarrheal medication, while traditional Maalox liquid products Maalox Advanced Regular Strength and Maalox Advanced Maximum Strength are antacids.

    Maalox Total Relief is not appropriate for individuals who want to use an antacid, since it contains the active ingredient bismuth subsalicylate which is chemically related to aspirin and may cause serious adverse effects such as bleeding. Maalox Total Relief should not be used in people who have or have a history of gastrointestinal ulcers or a bleeding disorder. It also should not be taken by children and teens if they are recovering from a viral infection, nor by individuals who are taking certain medications including: oral antidiabetic drugs (OADs), anticoagulation (thinning the blood) drugs such as warfarin (Coumadin) and clopidogrel (Plavix), non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS), and other anti-inflammatory drugs. 

    The Drug Safety Communication and Consumer Update contain additional information for healthcare professionals and consumers, as well as product label photos.

    [02/17/2010 - Drug Safety Communication - FDA]
    [02/17/2010 - News Release - FDA]
    [02/17/2010 - Consumer Update - FDA]

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