Cooling Mint

Smooth Cherry

Refreshing Lemon

Maalox® Antacid is used for the relief of acid indigestion, heartburn, sour stomach and upset stomach associated with these symptoms.

5 mL teasp
200 mg
225 mg
 (equivalent to dried gel, USP)


Cooling Mint

Calcium saccharin, flavor, guar gum, methylparaben, propylparaben, purified water, sorbitol.

Smooth Cherry and Refreshing Lemon

Calcium saccharin, flavors, methylparaben, propylparaben, purified water, sorbitol and xanthan gum.

Minimum Recommended
Maalox Suspension
Per 2 Tsp.
(10 mL)
 Acid neutralizing capacity
NLT 26.6 mEq
 Sodium content
NMT 2.5 mg  


Two to four teaspoonfuls, four times a day or as directed by a physician.


Do not take more than 16 teaspoonfuls in a 24-hour period or use the maximum dosage for more than 2 weeks or use if you have kidney disease except under the advice and supervision of a physician. Keep this and all drugs out of the reach of children.


Antacids may interact with certain prescription drugs. If you are presently taking a prescription drug, do not take this product without checking with your physician or other health professional.

Professional Labeling

As an antacid for symptomatic relief of hyperacidity associated with the diagnosis of peptic ulcer, gastritis, peptic esophagitis, gastric hyperacidity, heartburn, or hiatal hernia.

Prolonged use of aluminum-containing antacids in patients with renal failure may result in or worsen dialysis osteomalacia. Elevated tissue aluminum levels contribute to the development of the dialysis encephalopathy and osteomalacia syndromes. Small amounts of aluminum are absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract and renal excretion of aluminum is impaired in renal failure. Aluminum is not well removed by dialysis because it is bound to albumin and transferrin, which do not cross dialysis membranes. As a result, aluminum is deposited in bone, and dialysis osteomalacia may develop when large amounts of aluminum are ingested orally by patients with impaired renal function.

Aluminum forms insoluble complexes with phosphate in the gastrointestinal tract, thus decreasing phosphate absorption. Prolonged use of aluminum-containing antacids by normophosphatemic patients may result in hypophosphatemia if phosphate intake is not adequate. In its more severe forms, hypophosphatemia can lead to anorexia, malaise, muscle weakness, and osteomalacia.


Maalox® Cooling Mint Suspension is available in plastic bottles of 5 oz (0067-0330-62), 12 oz (0067-0330-71) and 26 oz (0067-0330-44).

Maalox® Smooth Cherry Suspension is available in plastic bottles of 12 oz (0067-0331-71) and 26 oz (0067-0331-44).

Maalox® Refreshing Lemon Suspension

is available in plastic bottles of 12 oz (0067-0222-71) and 26 oz (0067-0222-44).