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NCI Drug Dictionary


magnesium hydroxide/aluminum hydroxide/simethicone suspension 
An oral suspension containing magnesium hydroxide, aluminum hydroxide and simethicone with antacid activity. Both magnesium hydroxide and aluminum hydroxide react with excess acid in the stomach thereby neutralizing gastric acid. Simethicone, a mixture of polydimethylsiloxane and silica gel, reduces the surface tension of gas bubbles, promoting gas bubble coalescence and so intestinal gas transit and evacuation. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
US brand name:Maalox suspension