Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Throughout the site we’ve tried to provide details about heartburn and gas, treatment options and details about our products. Sometimes, however, our consumers ask other questions, and you may find these answers helpful.

If you don’t find the answer to your question below, feel free to contact us  and we’ll try to assist you.

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Symptoms

What are common signs of heartburn?
Common signs of heartburn may include a burning pain that begins in the chest or at the breastbone and moves up toward the throat, a feeling that food is coming back into the mouth, an acidic or bitter taste at the back of the throat, an increase in severity of pain when you’re lying down or bending over, or pain in the chest or throat that usually comes after meals.

What is heartburn?
Heartburn occurs when stomach acid backs up into your esophagus. Normally, when you swallow, a band of muscles around the bottom of your esophagus (your lower esophageal sphincter) relaxes to allow food and liquid to flow down into your stomach, and then tightens and contracts. If your lower esophageal sphincter relaxes or weakens, stomach acid can flow back up into your esophagus – causing heartburn. A number of things can cause heartburn, like stress, spicy foods, acidic foods and beverages, over eating and foods with a high fat content.

Are Mylanta Liquid Antacids right for my symptoms?
Mylanta Liquid Antacids help to relieve the discomfort associated with heartburn and excess gas by neutralizing the acidity of your stomach’s contents and by gently breaking down air bubbles trapped in the stomach. Mylanta Liquid Antacids start to work on contact to neutralize acid and to provide fast relief. If you’re unsure of whether or not Mylanta Liquid Antacids are right for you, seek advice from your physician.

Product Usage

What is the dosage?
The dosage is to take 10-20 mL (2-4 teaspoons) as needed or as directed by a doctor. Do not exceed more than 60 mL (12 teaspoons) in any 24-hour period. All Mylanta Liquid Antacids are sold with a dosing cup to help ensure you get the right dose, every time.

How long can I take Mylanta Liquid Antacids for?
Mylanta Liquid Antacids are gentle enough to use whenever they are needed. However, do not take more than 60 mL (12 teaspoons) in 24 hours except under the advice and supervision of a physician. Unless otherwise directed by your doctor, do not take the maximum dosage for more than 2 weeks.

Can Mylanta Liquid Antacids interact with other medication(s) that I am taking at the same time?
If you’re currently taking other medications, you should consult with your doctor or pharmacist prior to using Mylanta. Mylanta Liquid Antacids may interact with certain prescription drugs.

Are there any restrictions on who can use Mylanta Liquid Antacids?
Ask your doctor before use if you have kidney disease, are on prescription drugs or are on a magnesium-restricted diet.

I lost the dosing cup, what should I do?
Each bottle of Mylanta is sold with a dosing cup, so you will be able to replace your dosing cup with your next purchase. In the meantime, you can use a measuring teaspoon to measure your dose of Mylanta. 5 mL of Mylanta is equal to one teaspoon. The label recommends a 10-20 mL dose, which is 2-4 measuring teaspoons. Don’t use more than 12 measuring teaspoons in any 24-hour period.

How should I clean the dosing cup?
We recommend that you clean the dosing cup with warm water and a mild dish soap after each use.

Can I give Mylanta Liquid Antacids to children with heartburn, acid indigestion or associated upset stomach?
Please consult your child’s pediatrician before giving Mylanta Liquid Antacids to children, and follow his or her advice.

Can I use Mylanta Liquid Antacids if I have heartburn while pregnant or nursing?
Please talk to your healthcare provider before taking any over-the-counter product while pregnant or nursing. Read and follow all label directions.

What will happen if I drink water when taking Mylanta?
Drinking water with or after taking Mylanta will not affect how quickly or efficiently the product will work.

Product Attributes

How is the new and improved Mylanta Maximum Strength Liquid Antacid different from the previous version?
New and improved Mylanta Maximum Strength Liquid Antacid has the same active ingredients as previous Mylanta Liquid Antacids so it still starts to work on contact to provide fast, effective, reliable relief that patients and doctors have trusted for years. We’ve improved the taste, and it’s got more coating power than before.

Do Mylanta Liquid Antacids contain any nuts (including peanuts and tree nuts)?
No, Mylanta Liquid Antacids do not contain any nuts.

Do Mylanta Liquid Antacids contain lactose?
No, Mylanta Liquid Antacids do not contain lactose.

Do Mylanta Liquid Antacids contain milk or any milk derivatives?
No, Mylanta Liquid Antacids do not contain any dairy products or derivatives of any dairy products.

Do Mylanta Liquid Antacids contain dyes?
No, Mylanta Liquid Antacids do not contain any dyes.

Do Mylanta Liquid Antacids contain preservatives?
Yes, Mylanta Liquid Antacids contain preservatives that help stabilize the consistency of the product and prolong shelf life. All preservatives used in Mylanta products have been determined by the FDA to be safe for use as preservatives in drugs, and are therefore allowed by the FDA.

Do Mylanta Liquid Antacids contain wheat?
No, Mylanta Liquid Antacids do not contain wheat.

Do Mylanta Liquid Antacids contain sugar or sugar substitutes?
Mylanta Maximum Strength contains small amounts of sucralose and sorbitol to improve the flavor of the product. Mylanta Tonight contains small amounts of sucralose, sucrose and sorbitol to improve the flavor of the product.

Does Mylanta contain artificial flavors (e.g., additives or flavors)?
Mylanta Liquid Antacids may contain both natural and artificial flavors approved for use in food and drug products.

Why does Mylanta contain alcohol?
Mylanta Maximum Strength Classic Flavor is formulated with a small amount of a flavor component that contains some ethyl alcohol. As a result, the medication contains a very small percentage of alcohol (less than 0.2%), which we’re required to disclose on the label.

What is simethicone?
Simethicone is an anti-gas (anti-flatulence) medication. It’s not absorbed by your body and acts directly in the stomach and intestines to gently break down gas bubbles.

What is aluminum hydroxide?
Aluminum hydroxide is an active ingredient which is indicated for treating heartburn, sour stomach and acid indigestion. It helps to neutralize stomach acid.

What is magnesium hydroxide?
Magnesium hydroxide is an active ingredient which is indicated for treating heartburn, sour stomach and acid indigestion. It helps to neutralize stomach acid.

What is calcium carbonate?
Calcium carbonate is an active ingredient which is indicated for treating heartburn, sour stomach and acid indigestion. It helps to neutralize stomach acid.

Are Mylanta Liquid Antacids Kosher Certified?
Yes, they are certified by the Star K Kosher organization.

How is Mylanta Maximum Strength different from the store brand liquid antacid products which are currently available?
Mylanta Maximum Strength Liquid Antacids are uniquely formulated with extra coating power and a great taste. Mylanta Maximum Strength Liquid Antacids start to work on contact to provide fast, powerful yet soothing heartburn relief. It is the brand you have trusted for years for effective, reliable relief of heartburn, acid indigestion and gas.

Are Mylanta Liquid Antacids gluten-free? Yes

Are Mylanta Liquid Antacids soy-free? Yes

Storage

Why is the expiration date important?
Medicine is given an expiration date to ensure the quality and effectiveness of the product. It’s not recommended that you use medicine beyond its expiration date.

What is the recommended temperature for storing Mylanta Liquid Antacids?
Mylanta Liquid Antacids should be stored at 68-77°F (20-25°C) and should be protected from freezing.

If the product is kept outside of the recommended temperature listed on the package, can it still be used?
We do not have information on the performance of our products when stored outside of this temperature range. Therefore, we recommend that you do not store the product outside of this temperature range.

How can I keep Mylanta Liquid Antacids out of the reach of children?
It’s important to keep all medications out of sight and reach of children at all times. Here are a few tips that can help:

  • Make sure you store medicine in a place your children can’t reach. Because some children can climb (using the toilet or countertops), locked cabinets are the safest place to keep your medicines.
  • Put medicines away after each use. Never leave them out on a kitchen counter or on a vanity, even if you know you will need the medicine again in a few hours.
Other Information

What are the hours during which I can call the Consumer Support Center?
Our call center is open between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. (EST), Monday through Friday.

Are there other ways that I can reach the Mylanta Consumer Support Center?
You can contact us through our website at www.mylanta.com or email us at mylantasupport@infirst-usa.com.

Symptoms

What are common signs of gas?
Common signs of gas are voluntary or involuntary passing of gas, either as belches or flatulence, as well as abdominal bloating, pressure or discomfort.

What causes gas?
Gas is a by-product of the beneficial bacteria living in your intestinal tract that break down foods and create gases like nitrogen, methane and hydrogen sulfide. Foods high in indigestible fiber and complex carbohydrates – such as beans, bran, broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage – give that bacteria more raw material to work with, and hence, you get more gas after eating them. Excess gas can also be caused by swallowing air or by certain medical conditions, such as being lactose-intolerant, or as a side effect of certain medications.

Are Mylanta Gas Minis right for my symptoms?
Mylanta Gas Minis help to relieve the discomfort associated with excess gas by gently breaking down air bubbles trapped in the stomach or intestines. If you’re unsure of whether or not Mylanta Gas Minis are right for you, seek advice from your physician.

Product Usage

What is the required dosage?
Adults should thoroughly chew 3-6 mini tablets as needed, after meals or at bedtime.

How long can I take Mylanta Gas Minis for?
There’s no limit to how many days you take Mylanta Gas Minis when they are used as directed. If your symptoms worsen or are persistent, you should consult a physician.

Can Mylanta Gas Minis interact with other medication(s) that I am currently taking?
No, simethicone is not absorbed in the body and is not known to interact with any medications. If you have questions or concerns, check with your doctor or pharmacist.

Can I give Mylanta Gas Minis to children with bloating and gas?
Mylanta Gas Mini tablets are formulated for adults. We recommend that you consult your child’s pediatrician, or consider Mylicon.

Can I use Mylanta Gas Minis if I get gas while pregnant or nursing?
Please talk to your healthcare provider before taking any over-the-counter product while pregnant or nursing. Read and follow all label directions.

Product Attributes

Why is the expiration date important?
Medicine is given an expiration date to ensure the quality and effectiveness of the product. It’s not recommended that you use medicine beyond its expiration date.

Do Mylanta Gas Minis contain any nuts (including peanuts and tree nuts)?
No, Mylanta Gas Minis do not contain any nuts.

Do Mylanta Gas Minis contain lactose?
No, Mylanta Gas Minis do not contain lactose.

Do Mylanta Gas Minis contain milk or any milk derivatives?
No, Mylanta Gas Minis do not contain any dairy products or derivatives of dairy products.

Do Mylanta Gas Minis contain dyes?
Mylanta Gas Minis come in three different versions: Mint, Assorted Fruit, and Cherry. The Mint-flavored Mylanta Gas Minis do not contain any dyes. Cherry and Assorted Fruit-flavored products do contain dyes that are approved for use in food and drug products. 

Do Mylanta Gas Minis contain preservatives?
Yes, Mylanta Gas Minis contain preservatives that help stabilize the consistency of the product and prolong shelf life. All preservatives used in Mylanta Gas Minis are determined to be safe and therefore allowable by the FDA.

Do Mylanta Gas Minis contain wheat?
No, Mylanta Gas Minis do not contain wheat.

Do Mylanta Gas Minis contain sugar or sugar substitutes?
Yes, Mylanta Gas Minis contain small amounts of sucralose and sucrose to improve the flavor of the product.

Do Mylanta Gas Minis contain artificial flavors (e.g., additives or flavors)?
Mylanta Gas Minis contain artificial flavors approved for use in food and drug products.

What is simethicone?
Simethicone is an anti-gas (anti-flatulence) medication and is the active ingredient in Mylanta Gas Minis. It’s not absorbed by your body and acts directly in the stomach and intestines to gently break down gas bubbles.

Are Mylanta Gas Minis gluten-free? Yes

Are Mylanta Gas Minis soy-free? Yes

Storage

How can I keep Mylanta Gas Minis out of reach of children?
It’s important to keep all medications out of sight and reach of children at all times. Here are a few tips that can help:

  • Make sure you store medicine in a place your children can’t reach. Because some children can climb (using the toilet or countertops), locked cabinets are the safest place to keep your medicines.
  • Put medicines away after each use. Never leave them out on a kitchen counter or on a vanity, even if you know you will need the medicine again in a few hours.

What is the recommended temperature for storing Mylanta Gas Minis?
Mylanta Gas Minis should be stored at 68-77°F (20-25°C) and should be protected from heat and moisture.

If the product is kept outside of the recommended temperature listed on the package, can it still be used?
We do not have information on effectiveness of the products when stored outside of this temperature range. Therefore, we recommend that you do not store the product outside of this temperature range.

Other Information

What are the hours during which I can call the Consumer Support Center?
Our call center is open between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. (EST), Monday through Friday.

Are there other ways that I can reach the Mylanta Consumer Support Center?
You can contact us through our website at www.mylanta.com or email us at mylantasupport@infirst-usa.com.

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