Is Mylanta no longer made?

Mylanta was my best friend in the entire world throughout the 1990’s. I was swigging it nearly everyday to keep indigestion at bay. Without Mylanta I’d wake up at 3 AM needing to throw up the acid that had built up in my stomach. At a certain point it’s too late for antacids. Puking is the only relief. It’s always such a wonderful relief after purging all that stomach acid.

Since my Doc put me on Omeprazole I rarely need my old trusted friend anymore. Only when I eat something spicy does my old hated enemy return. I had a wonderful chili Frito pie the other night and paid for it with indigestion and a 2 Am swig of Mylanta. (well, a generic version of Mylanta).

I see Mylanta is still not in the grocery? They had a nationwide recall back around 2006 or 2007. Something wrong with their production line. I started buying Kroger’s generic equivalent.

I hadn’t bought a bottle in several months and was surprised to see Mylanta still isn’t on the shelf. I bought the Kroger generic (in the same green Mylanta bottle) as usual.

I don’t even see it listed on Amazon. Just the Mylanta tablets and a Generic. Do they still make Mylanta anymore?

That’s the only brand I’ve found effective. Rolaids, Tums do nothing for me.

Same thing they were saying five years ago after the recall. I guess fixing the problem and getting production restarted isn’t a priority.

Turns out it’s not just Mylanta. All because of less than 1% alcohol? Who could possibly give a crap about that? I see on the generic that I bought a few hours ago it lists the 1% alcohol on the label.

At this point the generic brands have pretty much captured customer loyalty. I doubt Mylanta would be able to compete with them. Four years is a long, long time for the generics to take the market.

Your post comes across, to me, as a plea to entitle you to both spicy foods and effective antacids. I am probably saying that wrong, but if spicy foods give you heartburn, and TUMS and Rolaids and proton pump inhibitors aren’t working, and Mylanta is no longer available (for whatever reason), perhaps the best course of action is to avoid the spicy foods. Paprika is a good substitute for chili powder, for example.

The Generic Mylanta works fine. I rarely get indigestion anymore thanks to Omeprazole. I’ve learned what to avoid eating. Once in awhile I’ll indulge. Life isn’t worth living without an occasional treat. The last bottle lasted me six or seven months. That’s pretty good.

I just thought it was odd that they haven’t straightened out the problem and gotten Mylanta back on the shelves. Basically the company has given up and just let the generics have the market.

I hear you. I keep a box of generic (not Arm & Hammer) baking soda on hand for the occasional sour tummy. It’s also good for other things, not that I’m a prepper.

Best regards,


It’s very weird and troubling that these problems haven’t been fixed. Makes you wonder what’s going on with Johnson and Johnson.

As for “why,” undeclared ingredients are a big deal. Especially if any kind of food allergy is involved. Some people are allergic to alcohol. You’re talking about an easy lawsuit if someone has an allergic reaction, and Johnson and Johnson knew the item was mis-labeled.

My dad used to live on Mylanta. You swig it out of the bottle, right? I don’t think you’re allowed to take it with a spoon.

What does that mean? Just curious.

do spicy foods actually stimulate gastric acid production? I’d think any perceived “burn” is just the capsaicin irritating soft tissues.

I used to live on Mylanta in the 70’s after a burst ulcer. It was like drinking liquid chalk.

Mylanta was a treatment for the symptoms of stomach ulcer. The drug companies loved that class of drugs: it didn’t cure anything, you just kept on paying for it forever.

Unfortunately, some bastard came up with a cure for stomach ulcers, and the market for stomach ulcer symptom relief has collapsed…

I guess Mylanta helped some other people as well, but there just isn’t the money in that market that there used to be.

It takes 5 years to reprint the packaging? That’s crazy…

'm missing something here. Amazon has Mylanta.

Actually, Tums is the one that is actually chalk, i.e Calcium Carbonate (CaCO3). Mylanta has (or had) a few bases in it, but not CaCO3.

Well… in the US at least, prior to about 2001 or so, all the H2-antagonist acid reducers (famotidine/Pepcid, ranitidine/Zantac and cimetdine/Tagamet) were all prescription-only, so the only real over-the-counter relief people got for acid reflux or heartburn was via antacids like Maalox, Mylanta, Gaviscon, Rolaids and Tums.

But in 2001, the big 3 H2-antagonist acid reducers went OTC, and the prescription market was (is) dominated by proton-pump inhibitors like omeprazole (Prilosec), lansoprazole (Prevacid) and esomeprazole(Nexium).

I suspect the bottom dropped out of the OTC antacid market; for any time when a person could reasonably anticipate getting heartburn, like the frito pie in question, the H2-antagonists are FAR more effective if taken properly (1 hr ahead of time) than the antacids are.

So antacids were pretty much relegated to the niche of unforeseen stomach upset and heartburn, which is a much less regal position than they previously held. Even the H2-antagonists are being pushed pretty hard by the OTC proton-pump inhibitors in the past few years.

Liquid antacid. Not there under Mylanta’s brand, only generic like Equate.

A 200ml bottle of Mylanta is sitting in my fridge right now! And it’s not necessarily spicy foods that set off the gut-wrenching: for me it’s chocolate, red salmon, and whatever passing foodstuff happens to be ON THE LIST that night!

I love my Mylanta, and the white-moustache syndrome. :smiley:

Why not just stick your finger down your throat, it’d be a lot cheaper?

Seriously, making yourself puke like that doesn’t sound all that healthy.

Acid coming back up can do damage. With my GERD I’ve had a couple times where acid released upwards while I was sleeping. It hurt for a while, and I haven’t had any liquid antacids in the house pretty much ever, so I used a little baking soda in water and then did the best I could to coat my mouth and esophagus by chewing Tums really well and mixing it with water in my mouth and small swallows. Kinda worked. Can’t imagine doing that on purpose. It’s only happened maybe three times, though, since I started taking omeprazole in 2009. Sounds like the OP’s is worse than mine, though, so I can’t say what I’d do if I had reactions to foods while on the medication.

Prilosec, Nexium, and Prevacid are all OTC in the US now. Protonix (pantoprazole) is still prescription only.