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substitute for milk of magnesia

A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Sure, sort of...: Each person with constipation needs to work with her doctor to figure out the cause and the solution. Otherwise if the constipation does not resolve, ... Read More
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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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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
MOM/Ativan: Slight delay in Lorazepam absorption if taken together, although should not affect efficacy. Best to separate the two by at least 15 mins.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Probably : If overdosed and used extensively, can cause dehydration which in turn can cause exhaustion. Hold it for now, if still having symptoms or symptoms ar ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
MOM: If used occasionally as antacid/laxative. Regular use can deplete your potassium.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
1/2 HOUR TO 6 HOURS: It may work as an antacid within 30 minutes and as a laxative it may take 6 hours to 12 hours.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
31 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes : They should not interact.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
40 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Not for long term: Side effects include hypermagnesemia which could cause heart rhythm trouble. Hypermagnesemia occurs specially in persons with slow kidneys. Would sugg ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
No it is not: No it is not habit forming but some people tend to use it over long period of time to help move bowels.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Check the: expiration date on the bottle.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
MOM: Magnesium hydroxide is used as antacid & as laxative, and topically for canker sores (aphthos ulcers). Some believe it can be used topically on the sc ... Read More
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