Drug: Acid Gone, Gaviscon Extra Strength Liquid, Gaviscon Regular Strength Liquid, Genaton (alginic acid, aluminum hydroxide, and magnesium carbonate)

What is alginic acid, aluminum hydroxide, and magnesium carbonate (Acid Gone, Gaviscon Extra Strength Liquid, Gaviscon Regular Strength Liquid, Genaton)? Alginic acid is a natural carbohydrate that comes from algae in seaweed (kelp) and is used in many processed foods. It helps this medication create a foam barrier to coat the stomach.Aluminum and magnesium are minerals that occur naturally and are used as antacids.The combination of alginic acid, aluminum hydroxide, and magnesium carbonate is used to treat symptoms of stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and other conditions caused by excess stomach acid. This medicine is also used to treat heartburn, upset stomach, sour stomach, or acid indigestion.This medication may be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

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What are the possible side effects of alginic acid, aluminum hydroxide, and magnesium carbonate (Acid Gone, Gaviscon Extra Strength Liquid, Gaviscon Regular Strength Liquid, Genaton)? Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.Stop taking the medication and call your doctor at once if you have any of the following side effects. Some of these may be symptoms of your condition and not side effects of the medication.
  • severe stomach pain or constipation;
  • bloody or tarry stools, coughing up blood ;
  • swelling in your ankles or feet; or
  • worsening of your stomach condition.
Less serious side effects may include:
  • mild constipation or diarrhea;
  • nausea, mild stomach cramps; or
  • altered sense of taste.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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What other drugs will affect alginic acid, aluminum hydroxide, and magnesium carbonate (Acid Gone, Gaviscon Extra Strength Liquid, Gaviscon Regular Strength Liquid, Genaton)? There may be other drugs that can interact with this medication. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.

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What happens if I overdose (Acid Gone, Gaviscon Extra Strength Liquid, Gaviscon Regular Strength Liquid, Genaton)? Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.Overdose may cause severe diarrhea.

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