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Magaldrate and almasilate - complex buffering antacids

Abstract

We reviewed the use of antacids in peptic ulcer and dyspepsia in 19801 and since then two antacids - magaldrate (Dynese - Galen) and almasilate (Malinal - Robins) - have been introduced with claims of novel antacid mechanisms. In addition magaldrate has been promoted as “demonstrably effective in ulcer healing”. Do these drugs offer any real advantages?

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