Aluminium hydroxide is a typical antacid active. It can be used alone or in combination with magnesium hydroxide to obtain the desired acid neutralizing capacity (ANC). Aluminium hydroxide as an antacid is not exactly an Aluminium hydroxide (Al(OH)3). Aluminium hydroxide gels are amorphous in nature and contain carbonate in the gel structure. The presence of carbonate increases the reactivity of the Aluminium, allowing for its acid-neutralizing capacity and making it a more effective antacid.
Aluminium hydroxide gels and powders are available worldwide and provides the consistent quality required for pharmaceutical use.
Aluminium hydroxide, Al(OH)3, is found in nature as the mineral gibbsite (also known as hydrargillite) and its three much rarer polymorphs: bayerite, doyleite, and nordstrandite. Aluminium hydroxide is amphoteric in nature, i.e., it has both basic and acidic properties. Closely related are aluminium oxide hydroxide, AlO(OH), and aluminium oxide or alumina (Al2O3), the latter of which is also amphoteric. These compounds together are the major components of the aluminium ore bauxite.
Aluminum hydroxide is used to treat heartburn, upset stomach, sour stomach, or acid indigestion. Aluminum hydroxide is also used to reduce phosphate levels in people with certain kidney conditions. Aluminum hydroxide may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
The global aluminum hydroxide market is expected to witness a CAGR of approximately 4.6% during the forecasted period.Aluminum hydroxides find application as fire retardants in polymer applications, as these compounds address the need for safety, durability, and insulation in many applications.
Aluminium hydroxide (Gel) I.P. is used as an antacid and protective in the treatment of peptic ulcers. It is also used as astringent & antiseptic in cases of marked hyper acidity. It is used externally as a mild astringent and desiccant, and internally as an antacid and protective agent. Aluminium hydroxide is generally used in combination with other similar chemicals like Magnesium hydroxide & Magnesium trisilicate in the form of powder or paste, depending upon the final product i.e. tablet or suspension.
Global Aluminum Hydroxide Gel Market is expected to gain a positive CAGR in the forthcoming period. Aluminum hydroxide gel is a naturally occurring mineral comprising three layers namely polymorphs, bayerite, doyleite&nordstrandite. Aluminum hydroxide gel is also known as gibbsite. Gibbsite possess a typical metal hydroxide structure comprised with hydrogen bombs.