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A 64-year-old male asked:

Is it safe to take milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) every day to help with constipation with a multivitamin? heard it can deplete potassium.

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Dr. Robert Cloud
Colon and Rectal Surgery 41 years experience
Cobstipation: Daily laxative may be necessary in some people, but only after they have had their colon evaluated by colonoscopy first and the source of constipation thoroughly evaluated and if psyllium and fiber don't suffice.

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Last updated Apr 26, 2014

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