Aluminum Hydroxide; Dimethicone; Magnesium Hydroxide

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2013 - 2021

Aluminum Hydroxide; Dimethicone; Magnesium Hydroxide Summary for 2021

Top drug rank #335 ( 134)
Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States (2021) 145,902
Estimated number of patients in the United States (2021) 53,682
Average total drug cost (USD)  
Per prescription $2.85
Per day of therapy $0.18/day
Average out-of-pocket cost (USD)  
Per prescription $1.33
Per day of therapy $≤0.01/day

Total Prescriptions and Patients Per Year (2013 - 2021)

Rank of Top Drugs Over Time

"Rank" refers to the frequency that a given medication is prescribed within a calendar year compared to all other medications. A rank of "4" would indicate that the medication was the fourth most commonly prescribed medication.

Year Rank Change
2014 501 -
2015 502  1
2016 456  46
Year Rank Change
2017 414  42
2020 469 -
2021 335  134

Drug Cost Over Time (2013 - 2021)

  • Cost Per Prescription Fill: Average cost per filled prescription regardless of how many days of therapy the prescription is filled for (e.g. 10 days, 30 days, 90 days, etc.)
  • Cost per Day of Therapy: The average cost per prescription fill divided by the days of therapy. For example, a 10-day antibiotic course costing $30 would be $3 per day. Similarly, a 30-day supply of an oral antihypetensive costing $30 would be $1 per day.

  • Total cost: The average total cost of the medication including the out-of-pocket cost (see below) plus the amount paid by other parties (Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance, Veterans Administration, TRICARE, other state/federal sources, Worker's compensation, and other miscellaneous sources)
  • Out-of-pocket cost: The average payment made by the patient which may include deductibles, coinsurance, copayments, or the cash price paid without insurance coverage.

Cost Per Prescription Fill (USD)

Cost Per Day of Therapy (USD/day)

Distribution of Dispensed Dosage Forms (2021)

No data available

Distribution of Days Supplied (2021)

"Days supply" is defined as the number of days that a prescription should last. For example, a prescription of 60 tablets that is taken twice daily has a day supply of 30 days.

Related Drugs

Drug Name Total Prescriptions (2021)
Magnesium Salts 2,102,185
Polyethylene Glycol 3350 1,831,599
Sodium Salts 1,782,362
Lactulose 1,164,695
Polyethylene Glycol 3350 With Electrolytes 552,075
Magnesium 322,484
Aluminum Hydroxide; Dimethicone; Magnesium Hydroxide (this drug) 145,902
Anhydrous Citric Acid; Magnesium Oxide; Sodium Picosulfate 130,957
Magnesium 114,357
Citric Acid; Potassium Citrate 25,843
Aluminum Hydroxide; Magnesium Carbonate 17,329

Therapeutic Classes

Drug Synonyms

Drug synonyms are used during the sanitation and standardization process of "cleaning" the original data source (MEPS). Occassionally, brand names may be listed below that are no longer on the market or are very infrequently used.

Brand Name Synonyms
  • Magnesium Hydroxide/Aluminum Hydroxice/Simethicone
  • Gelusil
  • Mag-AL Plus
  • Mag-AL Plus XS
  • Advanced Antacid Cherry
  • Advanced Antacid Mint
  • Advanced Antacid Regular Strength
  • Advanced Regular Strength Antacid
  • Almacone Antacid Antigas
  • Almacone Double Strength
  • Alumox
  • Antacid
  • Antacid And Gasrelief
  • Antacid Antigas
  • Antacid Maximum Strength
  • Antacid Mint
  • Antacid Plus
  • Careone Antacid
  • Careone Liquid Antacid
  • DG Health Antacid
  • Equaline Antacid
  • Equate Antacid
  • Exchange Select Antacid
  • Geri-lanta Antacid
  • Geri-lanta Antacid Antigas
  • Geri-lanta Maximum Strength
  • Geri-mox Antacid Antigas
  • Good Sense Antacid
  • Harris Teeter Antacid
  • Health Mart Antacid
  • Leader Antacid
  • Magsil Antacid (Lemon Mint)
  • Maximum Strength
  • Maximum Strength Advanced Antacid
  • Maximum Strength Antacid
  • Maximum Strength Antacid And Antigas
  • Maximum Strength Antacid And Antigas Cherry
  • Maximum Strength Antacid And Gas Relief
  • Maximum Strength Antacid And Gasrelief
  • Maximum Strength Antacid Antigas
  • Maximum Strength Antacid Cherry
  • Maximum Strength Antacid Cherry Liquid
  • Maximum Strength Antacid Mint
  • Maximum Strength Antacid/ Antigas
  • Maximum Strength Fast Acting Antacid Anti-gas
  • Melox
  • MI Acid
  • MI-acid Maximum Strength
  • MI-acid Regular Strength
  • Mintox
  • Mintox Maximum Strength
  • Mintox Plus Tabs
  • Mylanta Maximum Strength Classic Flavor
  • Mylanta Maximum Strength Classic Flavor Antacid And Anti Gas
  • Mylanta Maximum Strength Vanilla Caramel Flavor
  • Regular Strength
  • Regular Strength Antacid
  • Regular Strength Antacid And Gas Relief
  • Regular Strength Antacid Antigas
  • Regular Strength Antacid Mint
  • Regular Strength Antacid/Antigas
  • Rexall Antacid Advanced
  • Rugby Almacone
  • Signature Care Antacid Plus Gas Relief
  • Sunmark Antacid
  • Sunmark Antacid Maximum Strength Cherry
  • Topcare Antacid
  • UP And UP Antacid Anti Gas
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Aluminum Hydroxide; Magnesium Hydroxide; Dimethicone
  • Dimethicone; Aluminum Hydroxide; Magnesium Hydroxide
  • Magnesium Hydroxide; Aluminum Hydroxide; Dimethicone
  • Aluminum Hydroxide; Dimethicone; Magnesium Hydroxide

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Calculi Dissolution Agent, Osmotic Laxative
Initial FDA approval date: 8/15/1990
First FDA applicant: Meijer Distribution Inc
First dosage form: Suspension (oral)

Prescription data source: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) 2013-2021. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Rockville, MD. ClinCalc DrugStats Database version 2024.01. Read more about the ClinCalc DrugStats database.

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