A 35-year-old member asked:
can i use milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) daily?
1 doctor answer • 4 doctors weighed in
Nephrology and Dialysis 40 years experience
Not for long term: Side effects include hypermagnesemia which could cause heart rhythm trouble. Hypermagnesemia occurs specially in persons with slow kidneys. Would suggest alternating it with other cathartics if you have constipation. Several options exist i.e. Senna preparations, plymerizedethylene glycol preparations called MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) or its generic form, flaxseed oil, and prune juice. May check with pharmacist too.
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Last updated Apr 7, 2019
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