This medication is an antacid. Typically, it is used to prevent kidney stones or for an excess of phosphate in the blood. It may also be used to help relieve symptoms of heartburn and indigestion.
This medication is typically used 4 times a day. However, your doctor or pharmacist may have suggested a different schedule that is more appropriate for you. Generally, it is used only as needed.
The tablets must be chewed and swallowed with water. If you find the tablets too hard, crush them and mix them with a little water first. This medication may be taken with or without food.
It is recommended to take this medication with water.
In addition to its desired action, this medication may cause some side effects, notably:
As with most medications, this product should be stored at room temperature. Store it in a secure location where it will not be exposed to excessive heat, moisture or direct sunlight. Keep it out of reach of young children. Make sure that any leftover portion is disposed of safely.
This medication may interact with other medications or supplements, sometimes significantly. Many interactions, however, may be dealt with by a dosage adjustment or a change in medication schedule. Check with your pharmacist before using this medication in combination with any other medications (including non-prescription products), vitamins or natural products.
It is important to tell the health professionals you consult:
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