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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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Could I take milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) 1 hour after overindulging in food?

Could I take milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) 1 hour after overindulging in food?

Milk of Mag: You could, yes, but to what end? MOM will create diarrhea but it will not diminish calorie digestion and absorption very much. Purging is not a "solution" -- if you over-indulge, exercise - walk - jog - cycle = burn calories, don't purge, please. Then try to change eating patterns: indulge in apples, pears, peaches, other fruits and vegetables; don't indulge in breads, starches, fats. ...Read more

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I was wondering if you take milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) every day will it get to were it would no longer work.

I was wondering if you take milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) every day will it get to were it would no longer work.

Yes: Your bowel could get used to the laxative and at some point you may not be able to have regular bowel movements without taking it. Try to drink plenty of fluids and increase fiber in your diet it will help keep vowels regular. Take care! ...Read more

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I'm pregnant, can I take milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) for constipacion?

I'm pregnant, can I take milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) for constipacion?

Category C drug: This medication is considered relatively safe during pregnancy.The category c designation means there is no existing data to suggest it will harm a developing fetus. ...Read more

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If I've taken three stools softener gelcaps how long do I have to wait before I can take milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide)?

If I've taken three stools softener gelcaps how long do I have to wait before I can take milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide)?

Constipation relief: Milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) is a laxative, it can be taken any time with stool softener. Together, they may give a better result than either one alone. Natural remedies for constipation is more plant based diet such as salads and fruits, more fluid and physical activity such as walking after eating. Consult your doctor if these fail to work. ...Read more

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Breastfeeding mom take milk of magnesia, (magnesium hydroxide) will it affect baby?

Breastfeeding mom take milk of magnesia, (magnesium hydroxide) will it affect baby?

No effect: This osmotic agent stays in the gut of the mom and does not enter the breast milk to any significant degree. It can be used as needed without effecting the infant. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with severe contusion of the ribs. Meds have constipated me...can I take Milk of Magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) or what else is recommended? Colace-no relief!!

Diagnosed with severe contusion of the ribs. Meds have constipated me...can I take Milk of Magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) or what else is recommended? Colace-no relief!!

Miralax (polyethylene glycol) / DSS: Constipation frequently occurs when one needs to take opiates for post operative / traumatic pain.
I found that Miralax (polyethylene glycol) daily and DSS is the best remedy, adjust dose for effect. Continue to use while on pain meds ...Read more

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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

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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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How much time does it take for milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) to work?

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. ...Read more

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How long does it take for milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) to work? I haven't gone in 4 days...

How long does it take for milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) to work? I haven't gone in 4 days...

A couple of hours: If it has not worked in a couple of hours you should either take another doe or switch to something like miralax (polyethylene glycol) in combination with enemas. ...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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Can I eat after taking milk of magnesia being that I feel nauseous and can I take Zantac (ranitidine) too?

Yes: Milk of Magnesia (MOM) will coat your stomach and help loosen your stool, so it is often used in the setting of constipation or upset stomach. Zantac (ranitidine) is a histamine blocker medication that is used to reduce the stomach's secretion of gastric acid. Both may be taken safely together, though you may have better results from the Zantac (ranitidine) taking it a half hour before or after the MOM. ...Read more

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