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Aspirin Magnesium Hydroxide And Aluminum Hydroxide Medication
Can I take milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) if I take abuterol, singulair, bystolic, amildopine, zyretex, klonipin, asprin, musinex is there any drug interaction?
No: milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) is not appreciably absorbed and works mostly in the intestines to increase fluid intake into the bowel to promote a bowel movement. If taken in excess it can cause fluid loss and dehydration, which could effect your other meds. If taken as prescribed, it should not cause problems, but talk to your doctor and/or pharmacist to be sure. ...Read more
Are there any good over-the-counter medications for IBS c I have been taking probiotics metamusal and milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide)?
IBS: I would recommend that you do a food dairy and see which foods you are allergic (ibs pts have allergies). The most common are dairy and gluten. You can try a to do a food elimination diet where you eliminate an entire food category for 1-2 weeks to see if you improve. I would recommend a high strength probiotic of 80 billion. For constipation I would recommend taking mag 500-1000 mg per night. ...Read more
Take 10mg celexa a day and just took 4 tbsp of milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) for constipation. Just saw on drugs. Com there's a moderate interaction. Am I okay?
Yes.: You're on low dose of celexa. Just be cautious on milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) use. It's not good to use large amounts of milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) at any time. The interactions you saw are very rare, and usually requires that you have electrolyte abnormalities that are not common at your age group. Senna S is a vegetable laxative that is safer overall. ...Read more
Can maalox (aluminium hydroxide, magnesium hydroxide and simethicone) cause some drug allergy symptoms like rash?
Yes: One can become allergic to any substance at any time, even if you have tolerated it before. Dangerous allergic reactions such as lip, face, tongue, or throat swelling require immediate trip to er; lesser reactions like a rash or hives can be treated with over the counter Benadryl (diphenhydramine) -- for an adult 2 tablets every 4 hours. Good luck! ...Read more
Me, early 60s. Sister, late 50s. My sister told me her doctor recommended small dose of milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) daily. I'm skeptical.?
My milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) expired in 1/16 and I'm having bad constipation...is it ok to take one dose of it until I can get some new medicine in the morning?
Well: General over-the-counter medications that are expired are still effective for your two if not exposed to excess heat moisture or excess cold ...Read more
No: Milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) can help with indigestion, however piles - hemorrhoids - are better treated by avoiding constipation, stool softeners, not straining or spending a long time sitting on the toilet & topical preparation like preparation h. Banding or surgical removal are options if they are frequently bothersome or bleeding. ...Read more
Laxative: Cheap forms of mg like the oxide in milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) are good laxatives. We are all low on mg andleads to all sort of health concerns including hypertension, muscle aches, leg cramps, poor sleep, so I like adding mg glycinate 1 cap 2 x daily to support heaalth - it as a chelated form has less bowel effect and is a better replacement supplement. ...Read more
Careful: With taking excess fiber, as too much fiber along with inadequate fluids can make the constipation worse. Milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) and a liquid diet only until passing stool is best. Then avoiding recurrent constipation requires 80-100 oz of caffeine free, alcohol free fluid daily with no more than 25 grams of fiber daily. If keeps recurring, you may need a colonoscopy if you haven't had one recently. ...Read more
Can I get some advice because milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) is not working for constipation?
Low fiber: And not enough fluids especially if much of your fluid intake is caffeine and or alcohol both of which dehydrate and constipate. Excess foods with calcium or iron such as cheeses and dairy products can constipate. Even if you ate the right foods but didn't drink the correct amount and types of fluids you could get constipated. Fluids are critical! Stop the caffeine! ...Read more
Is phillip's milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) harmful if you put it on your face everyday to control oil?
Depends: Milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) is full of some good things for skin, like magnesium, and zinc, and it has anti-bacterial properties. It has been mentioned as a way to control acne when it is used as a mask. It works best for oily skin. However, it is very drying, and so can cause problems for people when used too frequently, or if left on too long, or if your skin becomes dryer, or if you are allergic to it. ...Read more
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
I feel constipated, but little strands are coming out. I've just taken some milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide). If it doesn't work, what should I do?
Don't strain: Whatever you do, do not strain as this can cause hemorrhoids. You feel constipated. In general you should have a bowel movement at least once a day. I would try at your age some basics like drinking more water, increasing fiber especially greens, and exercising. Mom is ok but you are forcing a bowel movement. If bowel movements continue to be a problem then see a gastroenterologist. ...Read more
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
Constipation: We used to order: "if no bm in am give 30cc mom in pm". ...Read more
Abuse of laxatives: Is inherently unhealthy.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: Mom is just fine.Get a more detailed answer ›
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