A 35-year-old member asked:
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how long should i give milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) to work?

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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.
Answered on Jun 29, 2019
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
MOM: Within average of 6 hours.
Answered on Nov 28, 2017

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Check the: expiration date on the bottle.

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