al-U-min-um hy-DROX-side - Pronunciation guide
- Aluminum Hydroxide BP Botulism Tablet
- Aluminum Hydroxide Gel
Aluminum hydroxide is an antacid used to reduce stomach acid, treat upset stomach or gastritis, ulcers, other digestive disorders, and in certain kidney conditions, to reduce phosphate level. According to veterinarians, the same ulcer medications used in people are effective in horses.
Diagnosis of stomach problems in horses is sometimes difficult, but with the advent of fiberoptic gastroscopy, it is possible to diagnose problems before an acute rupture or peritonitis develop. Aluminum hydroxide, in the form of Amphogel, is prescribed by veterinarians to reduce stomach acid and treat ulcers, gastritis, and other stomach and intestinal problems. Combined with relief from too much stress, and with H-2 blockers, such as Tagamet and Zantac, aluminum hydroxide helps reduce stomach acid and heal ulcers.
Dosage and Administration
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|Oral||64000-80000 mg||320 mg/ml||3 times daily||4 weeks|
Recommended to be followed up with gastroscopy to ensure healing is complete
Some loss of appetite and constipation may occur.
Aluminum hydroxide is generally safe to use with horses. Follow veterinarian's and manufacturer's instructions closely.
No adverse drug interactions are noted in literature.
Clinical experience with overdoses of aluminum hyroxide is very limited and the drug is considered to have a wide margin of safety.
Aluminum Hydroxide Gel