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Can Drinking Milk Of Magnesia Make You Lose Weight
Abuse of laxatives: Is inherently unhealthy.Get a more detailed answer ›
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Yes: Mom is considered safe in breast feeding. ...Read more
With milk of magnesia, (magnesium hydroxide) water and prune juice, how much are the parts to drink?
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Why does milk of magnesia make me pee for days? Love that it gets my bowels moving but it makes me urinate 20 times a day. What's up with that?
Milk of magnesia: What other medications do you take? Any diuretics? MOM usually can cause dehydration due to excessive diarrhea, but you may have a renal (kidney issue) check magnesium level, and consider referral to nephrologist (renal specialist) Do not take MOM daily only on rare occasions for 1-2 d as can get too much magnesium Stop MOM and f/u w/ doc today for electrolytes ...Read more
Yes but. . .: Www. Epocrates. Com doesn't show any significant interactions between milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) and Lorazepam but you really ought to address this w/your family doc and/or whoever prescribed your lorazepam. It's imperative that your docs know everything you're taking, even if an over-the-counter dietary supplement or a prescription medication from another doc. ...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
The first thing you should do is go to a Pharmacist. Very likely they will recommend a drug that will work well for you.
You should not need a prescription for that. ...Read more
Yes: They should not interact.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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. Insure that you hydrate well.
It is recommended that milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) not be used > 7 days (w/o medical directives to do so). ...Read more
Magnesium: Magnesium is fairly efficiently (30 to 40%) absorbed by the body. Any that is absorbed in excess can be excreted easily by the kidneys, assuming normal renal function. Any excess will be excreted in the stool, usually causing diarrhea if it is present in any significant amount. Most people do not need magnesium supplements, since it is present in many foods. ...Read more
I accidently took milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) not knowing it was expired. The expiration said 2/14. Will I be ok?
You tell us: We do not predict illness. Do you have any concerning symptoms that we can discuss? ...Read more
Yes: Mom is just fine.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Check the: Expiration date on the bottle.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes is safe: Yes it is safe to take every 4 days. ...Read more
No harm: Your body will not react to this and it will cause no problems for you. ...Read more
MOM: Within average of 6 hours.Get a more detailed answer ›