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what to do if i had milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) nearly 23 hours ago. i tookyou had any experiences with milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide)?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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. Insure that you hydrate well. It is recommended that milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) not be used > 7 days (w/o medical directives to do so).

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