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FDA Warns of Maalox Mix-up Danger

a name many consumers associate with the
antacid.

Novartis, which makes the Maalox products, has agreed to drop the name
Maalox from the label of Maalox Total Relief. However, the new label won't
appear until September. Until then, Novartis has agreed to an outreach program
that will warn consumers and medical professionals about the difference between
the two product types.

Novartis will also conduct active safety monitoring and reporting of adverse
events associated with Maalox brand products.

Until the labels are changed, the FDA warns Maalox users to carefully read
the product label. They should consult their pharmacist if they have any doubts
about which product they should use.

By Daniel DeNoon
Reviewed by Louise Chang
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