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Chemical Formula For Magnesium Hydroxide
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
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
I take 200-400 Magnesuim Citrate daily. Is it still ok to take Maalox for heartburn as well with 400mg of Magnesium hydroxide per teaspoon?
Ingredients: You will have to get into the habit of carefully reading ingredients on everything. ...Read more
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
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
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
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