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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Aluminum Hydroxide And Magnesium Hydroxide (Overview)

Aluminum hydroxide/magnesium hydroxide is an antacid which is a kind of anti-ulcer drug (gastroenterology drug).


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Can I use milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) daily?

Can I use milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) daily?

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. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
44 doctors shared insights

Aluminum Hydroxide And Magnesium Hydroxide (Overview)

Aluminum hydroxide/magnesium hydroxide is an antacid which is a kind of anti-ulcer drug (gastroenterology drug).


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Is Mylanta recommended? The Magnesium hydroxide is 400mg per teaspoon. I read one wasn't supposed to have more than 450mg supplement per day.

Is Mylanta recommended? The Magnesium hydroxide is 400mg per teaspoon. I read one wasn't supposed to have more than 450mg supplement per day.

It is ok...: ...To use Mylanta up to 12 teaspoons per day for heartburn . It contains 400 mg of magnesium hydroxide per dose. That is not the amount of elemental magnesium which it contains. It is not suitable for use as a magnesium supplement. In fact, if you try taking large amounts, it would likely cause you to have diarrhea. If you have further questions, contact your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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How fast milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) work?

How fast milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) work?

1/2 HOUR TO 6 HOURS: It may work as an antacid within 30 minutes and as a laxative it may take 6 hours to 12 hours. ...Read more

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Can I use milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) daily?

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. ...Read more

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Is milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) habit forming?

No it is not: No it is not habit forming but some people tend to use it over long period of time to help move bowels. ...Read more

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What are the uses of milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide)?

MOM: Magnesium hydroxide is used as antacid & as laxative, and topically for canker sores (aphthos ulcers). Some believe it can be used topically on the scalp to releave dandruff. ...Read more

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Can you have a milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) overdose?

Can you have  a milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) overdose?

Yes: Especially if you have renal/kidney disease. It will also give you a great case of diarrhea. Magnesium is an essential mineral. It is poorly absorbed by the GI tract, thus it's use as a laxative. It is excreted by the kidneys, thus with renal disease, use caution. A good dose (overdose) by mouth will usually just give a really bad case of diarrhea. ...Read more

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