The only difference between Maalox regular strength liquid and Mylanta regular strength liquid is the brand name. Both are considered antacids and gas relievers, and both have simethicone, magnesium hydroxide, and aluminium hydroxide as their active ingredients. Maalox and Mylanta shouldn’t be taken at the same time because they have the same active ingredients.
Maalox and Mylanta are both medicines that are used to treat heartburn, acid indigestion, sour stomach, gas pressure, and bloating. People who are 12 years old or older should use these medicines. Unless your doctor tells you otherwise, take 2 to 4 teaspoons of the medicine between meals and before bed to feel better. Maalox says that you shouldn’t take more than 16 teaspoons in 24 hours. Mylanta says that you shouldn’t take more than 24 teaspoons in a 24-hour period. If your symptoms last longer than two weeks, you should see a doctor.
Before taking either of these medicines, people with kidney disease or who are on a low-magnesium diet should talk to their doctor. Before taking Maalox or Mylanta, people who take prescription drugs should talk to their doctor or pharmacist, because these antacids may interact with some other drugs.