A 19-year-old female asked:
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how long does milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) stay in your system ?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Depends: The elimination of this laxative depends on the rate of movement of bowel contents. Under usual circumstances most of it should be out of the GI tract in a couple of days, a week at the most. Unrelated to your question: Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine.
Answered on Dec 29, 2020

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