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Doctor insights on: Chemical Formula For Magnesium Hydroxide

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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 or its generic form, flaxseed oil, and prune juice. May check with pharmacist too. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Can I take both aspirin and aluminium and magnesium hydroxide?

Can I take both aspirin and aluminium and magnesium hydroxide?

No if kidney disease: In kidney disease, magnesium long term use could cause elevated levels in blood. In dialysis patients aluminum can cause many problems like anemia and bone disease with pains and confusion since aluminum built up is not removable by dialysis. ...Read more

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Does magnesium hydroxide help symptoms of opiate withdrawl?

Does magnesium hydroxide help symptoms of opiate withdrawl?

May: Magnesium is a natural muscle relaxant and has other calming properties. It may alleviate some of your symptoms of withdrawal. ...Read more

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Is Mylanta recommended? The Magnesium hydroxide is 400mg per teaspoon. I read one wasn't supposed to have more than 450mg supplement per day.

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

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Allergic to benzoyl peroxide also allergic to magnesium hydroxide, what should I avoid?

Allergic to benzoyl peroxide also allergic to magnesium hydroxide, what should I avoid?

Ingredients: You will have to get into the habit of carefully reading ingredients on everything. ...Read more

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Can maalox (aluminium hydroxide, magnesium hydroxide and simethicone) cause some drug allergy symptoms like rash?

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 -- for an adult 2 tablets every 4 hours. Good luck! ...Read more

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How is unabsorbed magnesium in milk of magnesia excreted by body? thanks.

How is unabsorbed magnesium in milk of magnesia 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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Surgery prep says take one bottle of magnesium citrate. bought milk of magnesia. 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 will also cause a bowel movement but not as rapidly. ...Read more

Dr. Zahid Niazi
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