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Dr. William Singer
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Is it okay to drink a whole bottle of milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) before an x-ray?

Is it okay to drink a whole bottle of milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) before an x-ray?

Depends on exam: Magnesium is metal so can show up on xrays of abdomen, abdominal ct, interferes with fluoroscopy of abdomen, etc. Not such a good idea. ...Read more

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With milk of magnesia, (magnesium hydroxide) water and prune juice, how much are the parts to drink?

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

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Can you take milk of magnesia with lorazepam?

Can you take milk of magnesia with lorazepam?

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

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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 medical uses for milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide)?

Constipation: We used to order: "if no bm in am give 30cc mom in pm". ...Read more

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For constipation relief would it be better to try milk of magnesia or something else?

For constipation relief would it be better to try milk of magnesia or something else?

Constipation: 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

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Why is milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) an antacid?

Why is milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) an antacid?

IT IS A ANTACID: Yes it is an antacid as it neutralise the stomach acid and has been used as an antacid for years and in larger quantity it acts also as a laxative. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take miralax (polyethylene glycol) and milk of magnesia?

Carefully: The MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) is a more gentle type of laxative while mom is much more potent. If you have no results with this, consult your physician. ...Read more

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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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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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Is milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) bad for you if taken every nighy?

Yes: The main ingredient is magnesium which is considered safe for long term use if taken as directed by your doctor! ...Read more

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I had milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) nearly 23 hours ago. What happens?

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

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Milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) problem; sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. Why?

Milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) problem; sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. Why?

Amount taken: The amount taken plus the amount of fluid consumed plus your varying diet plus activity all have an impact. Feel free to vary the dose up and down as needed and make sure you drink enough water. ...Read more

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How is unabsorbed magnesium in milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) excreted by body? Thanks.

How is unabsorbed magnesium in milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) excreted by body? Thanks.

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

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Is milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) safe while breastfeeding?

Is milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) safe while breastfeeding?

Yes, in normal doses: Use of over-the-counter milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) by a breast-feeding mother, to treat her own constipation, is ok to do as long as she is following the instructions on the bottle. She need not make any changes in her baby's breast-feeding routine. ...Read more

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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

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