Aluminum Hydroxide

Table of contents

  • Brand Names
  • Drug Combinations
  • Chemistry
  • Pharmacologic Category
  • Mechanism of Action
  • Therapeutic Use
  • Pregnancy and Lactation Implications
  • Contraindications
  • Warnings and Precautions
  • Adverse Reactions
  • Genes that may be involved
  • Drug Interactions
  • Dosage
  • Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics
  • Special Considerations

Brand Names


France: Rocgel; Germany: Aludrox; Netherlands: Algeldraat; Poland: Alumag, Alusal; Portugal: Almigástrico, Pepsamar; Spain: Pepsamar; UK: Alu-Cap.

North America

Canada: Amphojel, Basaljel; USA: AlternaGel.

Latin America

Argentina: Pepsamar; Brazil: Aludroxil, Aziram, Ductogel, Gastromax-Cifarma, Gastrox, Hidróxido de Alumínio, Pepgastrin, Pepsamar, Peptgel; Mexico: Domigel.


Japan: Alumigel, Aluminum Hydroxide, Dry Gel, Hoemigel, Hydro Gel, Takatagel.

Drug combinations

Aluminum Hydroxide and Magnesium Carbonate

Aluminum Hydroxide and Magnesium Hydroxide

Aluminum Hydroxide and Simethicone

Aluminum Hydroxide, Calcium Carbonate, and Magnesium Hydroxide

Aluminum Hydroxide, Magnesium Hydroxide and Simethicone

Aluminum Hydroxide, Magnesium Hydroxide, and Oxetacaine

Aluminum Hydroxide, Magnesium Hydroxide, and Simethicone

Aluminum Hydroxide, Homatropine, Magnesium Trisilicate, and Phenylbutazone

Aluminum Hydroxide, Magnesium Hydroxide, Ranitidine, and Simethicone

Aluminum Hydroxide, Acetaminophen, Aspirin, Caffeine, and Magnesium Hydroxide

Aluminum Hydroxide, Aspirin, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Caffeine, Chlorpheniramine, and Magnesium Carbonate

Other Aluminum Hydroxide combinations: Magnesium Oxide


Aluminum Hydroxide: Al(OH)~3~. Mw: 78.00. CAS-21645-51-2.

Pharmacologic Category

Antacids and Adsorbents. Antidotes. Emollients, Demulcents, and Protectants. (ATC-Code: A02AB01).

Mechanism of action

Neutralizes hydrochloride in stomach.

Therapeutic use

Treatment of hyperacidity, hyperphosphatemia. Protection of skin lesions.

Pregnancy and lactiation implications

Safe use during pregnancy and breast-feeding.

Unlabeled use


Hypersensitivity to aluminum salts or any component of the formulation.

Warnings and precautions

Hypophosphatemia. Aluminum intoxication. Osteomalacia. Caution in heart failure, renal failure, edema, cirrhosis, low sodium diets and gastrointestinal hemorrhage. Not for use over deep wounds, puncture wounds, infected areas or lacerations.



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