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will milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) work 2-4 hours after taking?

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Yes usually: Yes usually the onset is within 4 hours. Following the directions on the package is important Diet adjustments and including pr obiotics such as yogurt and whole grains is advised.
Answered on Jun 8, 2018
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