Mi-Acid Double Strength

Name: Mi-Acid Double Strength

Manufacturer

  • Major Pharmaceuticals, Inc

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking Mi-Acid Double Strength (calcium carbonate and magnesium hydroxide)?

You should not use this medicine if you have ever had an allergic reaction to an antacid.

Ask a doctor or pharmacist if it is safe for you to take this medicine if you have kidney disease.

Ask a doctor before using this medicine if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Your dose needs may be different during pregnancy or while you are nursing.

Do not give this medicine to a child without medical advice.

What happens if I overdose?

Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

What other drugs will affect Mi-Acid Double Strength (calcium carbonate and magnesium hydroxide)?

Many drugs can interact with calcium carbonate and magnesium hydroxide. Not all possible interactions are listed here. Tell your doctor about all your current medicines and any you start or stop using, especially:

  • an antibiotic;

  • heart or blood pressure medication;

  • HIV or AIDS medications; or

  • medication to treat osteoporosis or Paget's disease of bone.

This list is not complete and many other drugs can interact with calcium carbonate and magnesium hydroxide. This includes prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Give a list of all your medicines to any healthcare provider who treats you.

What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?

WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:

  • Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
  • Very loose stools (diarrhea).
  • Very hard stools (constipation).

What are some other side effects of this drug?

All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:

  • Hard stools (constipation).
  • Loose stools (diarrhea).

These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

Some side effects of Mi-Acid Double Strength may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.

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