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Doctor insights on: Can You Take Magnesium With Milk

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Can I take magnesium citrate after milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide)?

You can after 24hour: Yes you can if magnesia does not work but wait for 12 to 24 hours before you take it. ...Read more

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Milk of magnesium how long does it take to work?

1/2 TO 6 HOURS: It takes 1/2 to 6 hours for it to work and relief in 12to 24 hours. ...Read more

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

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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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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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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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 16 weeks pregnant and very constipated I've tried milk of magnesium and stool softeners nothing is helping is there any other laxative I can take?

I'm 16 weeks pregnant and very constipated I've tried milk of magnesium and stool softeners nothing is helping is there any other laxative I can take?

Miralax, (polyethylene glycol) dulcolax: Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is very safe and can be effective in large enough doses as a great place to start. Otherwise you may want to try a stimulant suppository such as dulcolax or glycerin. ...Read more

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Can I take milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) and Metamucil together? (in the same time period) is it safe? I'm having bowel spams and stomach cramping.

Can I take milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) and Metamucil together? (in the same time period) is it safe? I'm having bowel spams and stomach cramping.

Yes, you may: Metamucil is a bulk laxative. This improves the formation of your stool, so it moves more effeciently and minimizes the risk of diverticular disease. Milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) is a laxative, which will chemically enhance the motility of your gut. Bulk laxatives may be taken daily, but only as directed. More is not better. Mom should be used only on occasion, as directed. Good luck. ...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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Can someone tell me if milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) is bad to take for constipation?

Can someone tell me if milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) is bad to take for constipation?

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

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Surgery prep says take one bottle of magnesium citrate. Bought milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide). Same or different?

Surgery prep says take one bottle of magnesium citrate. Bought milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide). Same or different?

Different: Magnesium citrate is different than milk of magnsesia. Look for citrate in a colored glass bottle usually. Ask the pharmacist if you cannot find it. It is a clear liquid and will cause BM fairly soon after you ingest it so I advise to take it at home. Milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) will also cause a bowel movement but not as rapidly. ...Read more

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WHAT ARE SOME DIFFERENT KINDS OF OVER THE COUNTER SAFE MILD LAXATIVES I CAN TAKE WHILE IM PREGNANT? (17 WEEKS) IS MILK OF MAGNESIUM OR CITRATE OK?

Talk to your OB MD: When you are being treated by a OB MD, you should channel all of your questions regarding your health, medications and intake to them for continuity of your care. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Is it ok to take 1Tbs of milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) nightly to maintain regularity? Are there any dangers or downsides as it seems fine. I have a redundant colon

Is it ok to take 1Tbs of milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) nightly to maintain regularity? Are there any dangers or downsides as it seems fine. I have a redundant colon

Probably safe: Of all the OTC laxatives, MOM is quite non toxic so long as you follow the recommended dose and have no kidney excretion issues. Fiber, exercise and sufficient fluids are also recommended :) ...Read more

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Milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) laxative ok to take while breastfeeding?

Milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) laxative ok to take while breastfeeding?

Yes: 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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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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Very constipated and pregnant. Is milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) bad for you if you take it very day? Can it harm the baby in any way?

Very constipated and pregnant. Is milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) bad for you if you take it very day? Can it harm the baby in any way?

Yes and no: Milk of magnesia isn't my first choice for constipation in pregnancy. I used it a couple of times, but excess use can cause harm to you and baby. Better is MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) or generic equivalent in pregnancy. It's not absorbed by body and isn't as harsh as milk of magnesia can be. Make sure to drink enough water (make your pee clear colored). Milk of magnesia a couple of times won't harm you or baby t. ...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