Aluminum hydroxide is a very well-known antacid, present in a number of over the counter (OTC) pharmaceutical preparations targeting heartburn, reflux oesophagitis, gastritis, peptic ulcer and hyperphosphatemia. Representative
Al(OH)3-containing antacid preparations include Maalox®, Di-Gel®, Mylanta®, Riopan®, Rolaids®, Aludrox®, etc. Antacids in combination with other active components constitute the core of pharmaceuticals used throughout the world for combating human disorders of the peptic and other systems.
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