If you have acid reflux, you know how important it is to have access to quick relief from heartburn and stomach pains. You can literally be fine one moment and doubled over in pain the next. Over-the-counter medications like Prilosec can help keep things under control, but in times of stress, you might need something more. Something that works fast and stays active. Maalox Maximum Strength can be a great temporary solution for your stomach problems.
First off, let’s state the obvious: Maalox tastes terrible. It likely always will taste terrible. If you are suffering from severe heartburn or indigestion, you won’t care, but it does taste bad. That being said, they’ve managed to improve the taste quite a bit. It is now, if not tasty, at least drinkable if you get the mint kind. Don’t get the fruit kind- they’re always disgusting.
The bad-tasting stuff in Maalox is what makes it work so well. And it does work well. Seconds after taking it, you will begin to feel relief. I’ve had heartburn die down completely after just one dose. When it says “Maximum Strength”, it isn’t kidding. It can be used for a wide variety of symptoms, from heartburn to nausea to some of the grosser stomach complaints. Without getting into unhappy details, I’ll just say that I have never had a stomach problem that this stuff couldn’t solve.
The one downside is the side effects. Maalox will suck the moisture out of your digestive system. The Maximum Strength one will do this very strongly. You can imagine the complications that result. Drink plenty of water along with the Maalox and be ready for an uncomfortable trip to the bathroom. You don’t want to take it if you don’t have to. But if you need it, you’ll be really glad it’s there.
Maalox Maximum Strength Total Stomach Relief is a great medicine for the price. I highly recommend it.