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how long does it take milk of magnesia to work

A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
16 years experience Emergency Medicine
A couple of hours: If it has not worked in a couple of hours you should either take another doe or switch to something like miralax (polyethylene glycol) in combination ... Read More
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Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
36 years experience Pediatrics
Less than 24 hrs: Usually milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) takes 30 minutes to 6 hours to work, but can be a little longer. It should not take 4 days. I would rec ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Malina Milan
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Your bowel could get used to the laxative and at some point you may not be able to have regular bowel movements without taking it. Try to drink plenty ... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eddie Cheng
Specializes in Family Medicine
Constipation relief: Milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) is a laxative, it can be taken any time with stool softener. Together, they may give a better result than eith ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
About Miralax: Miralax is a powder that mixes well with almost any drink. If a person has trouble mixing her day's dose of Miralax in 8 oz of water, she may try spli ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide): Milk of Magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) usually takes effect (leads to a bowel movement ) in half an hour to six hours – but this is variable.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide): Milk of Magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) usually takes effect (leads to a bowel movement ) in half an hour to six hours – but this is variable.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
30 years experience Geriatrics
Yes but . . .: www.epocrates.com doesn't show any significant interactions between milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) and Lorazepam but you really ought to addre ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Fehr
45 years experience Emergency Medicine
MOM: Yes.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Milk of Mag: You could, yes, but to what end? MOM will create diarrhea but it will not diminish calorie digestion and absorption very much. Purging is not a "solu ... Read More

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