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

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 37 years experience
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.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

How long should I give milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) to work?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 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.
Last updated Jun 8, 2018
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