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Apr 18, 2011
dcd
Cherry Supreme Mylanta - Aluminum?
I've been told the Cherry Supreme Mylanta is the only antacid without aluminum, which can be harmful to infants/toddlers.

I have a bottle of Cherry Supreme and checked the ingredient list. One of the active ingredients is "Aluminum Hydroxide." What gives? Is "aluminum hydroxide" different than "aluminum"? Is this safe to give to my 14 month old?

Kylie's pedi GI told me months ago I could give her Mylanta for breakthrough reflux, but now seeing the aluminum in it I'm confused.

Apr 18, 2011
vigilantmom
Ryan was born May 20th 2008. 9 lbs 2 oz. Ryan’s magic bullet was 30mg of Prevacid capsules mixed with Caracream from Marci-kids (I am forever indebted to the team at Marci-kids), Claratin for the mucos, and Mirlax for the constipation. Within 2 months of this combo he jumped from the 6% to the 50% for weight and continues to climb. Be strong, listen to your instincts. Read his story for more specifics that just might help you too - Karen
Do you have Cherry Maalox instead of Mylanta Cherry Supreme? I know cherry flavored Maalox has aluminum in it. Mylanta is a green bottle, Maalox is white.
Apr 18, 2011
dcd
Crap, no I have Mylanta, the green bottle. I've given it to Kylie a few times, the doctor didn't say anything. What's the danger? Should I be worried??
Apr 18, 2011
vigilantmom
Ryan was born May 20th 2008. 9 lbs 2 oz. Ryan’s magic bullet was 30mg of Prevacid capsules mixed with Caracream from Marci-kids (I am forever indebted to the team at Marci-kids), Claratin for the mucos, and Mirlax for the constipation. Within 2 months of this combo he jumped from the 6% to the 50% for weight and continues to climb. Be strong, listen to your instincts. Read his story for more specifics that just might help you too - Karen
Mylanta is the one you want... the green one. Odd the bottle says it has aluminum in it. Mine does not. Do you have this one? http://www.mylanta.com/mylanta-supreme

As far as being worried... No. I would not be. You just dont want to be giving it all the time, which you are not. Her liver will process it. You just dont want her having to process it all the time. My disclaimer.. I am not a doc so call your ped. : )

Apr 18, 2011
dcd
My bottle is green, says all those same things on the label, and is called Mylanta Cherry Supreme. The picture on the label is just a little different. Ugh!! I'm so frustrated. I was careful to make sure I got the Cherry Supreme but didn't double check the label once I bought it. Hopefully that aluminum didn't make her feel bad or do any harm. :(

I guess I need to find the RIGHT Cherry Supreme now so I have some on hand. I'm in Texas. Does you happen to know where it's sold?

Apr 18, 2011
vigilantmom
Ryan was born May 20th 2008. 9 lbs 2 oz. Ryan’s magic bullet was 30mg of Prevacid capsules mixed with Caracream from Marci-kids (I am forever indebted to the team at Marci-kids), Claratin for the mucos, and Mirlax for the constipation. Within 2 months of this combo he jumped from the 6% to the 50% for weight and continues to climb. Be strong, listen to your instincts. Read his story for more specifics that just might help you too - Karen
Don't worry. You didn't hurt her or cause her pain. My GI recommended maalox and it has aluminum in it. She is fine. How old is your bottle? Maybe they changed the ingredients. Mine is over a year old.
Apr 20, 2011
dcd
Thanks Karen. :)
Check with your
doctor first!