Aluminum Hydroxide

Antacid

Chemical Formula

Al(OH)3

Uses of Aluminum Hydroxide

1) To reduce the symptoms of acid reflux (Causes heartburn)

2) relieve some symptoms caused by ulcers in the stomach

3) neutralize stomach acid

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Physical and Chemical Properties

1) ability to neutralize acid (Chemical)

2) Tart Taste (Physical)

3) balance pH levels (Chemical)

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Other facts

1) antacids may have a chance to cause an "acid rebound" ( a condition in which the gastric acid returns in greater concentration after the drug effect has stopped)

2)Some antacids contain baking soda

3)An uncommon side effect of antacid is whitish or speckled stools

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