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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

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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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 long does milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) stay in your system ?

Depends: The elimination of this laxative depends on the rate of movement of bowel contents. Under usual circumstances most of it should be out of the GI tract in a couple of days, a week at the most. Unrelated to your question: Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Does milk of magnesium give u diarrhea? Does it work for severe constipation

Let's define problem: Doctors define constipation as stools less frequently than once every 3-4 days. Patients feel they are "constipated" when passing hard or small volume stool, or they feel full & bloated. Can't tell here if you're not blocked or if your gut is sluggish or your rectum works correctly. Yes, magnesium is a laxative but regardless of your response to it, you still need answers. See a GI specialist pls. ...Read more

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What will milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) do for constipation?

Laxative: Cheap forms of mg like the oxide in milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) are good laxatives. We are all low on mg andleads to all sort of health concerns including hypertension, muscle aches, leg cramps, poor sleep, so i like adding mg glycinate 1 cap 2 x daily to support heaalth - it as a chelated form has less bowel effect and is a better replacement supplement. ...Read more

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Milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) question; how much do you use for children?

Milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) question; how much do you use for children?

2.5 to 10 ml: The doses as above are for infants to 10 year old children. Try the smaller dose, vary the timng and see what works for you. I use 5-10ml on my own 5 yo daughter with good effect every day. ...Read more

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How long does my baby need breast milk or formula?

How long does my baby need breast milk or formula?

About one year: After a baby is 12 months of age, and is eating a variety of baby foods, he can be weaned off formula and start whole cow milk. The weaning can be gradual over a week, in which more and more cow milk is mixed into the liquid formula each day. By the end of the week, the baby's drink will be mostly or all cow milk. Or one can wean suddenly, by making the formula disappear and just offering milk. ...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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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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Can i get some advice because milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) is not working for constipation?

Can i get some advice because milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) is not working for constipation?

Low fiber: And not enough fluids especially if much of your fluid intake is caffeine and or alcohol both of which dehydrate and constipate. Excess foods with calcium or iron such as cheeses and dairy products can constipate. Even if you ate the right foods but didn't drink the correct amount and types of fluids you could get constipated. Fluids are critical! stop the caffeine! ...Read more

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How fast milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) work?

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 will help using the bathroom when milk magnesia, magn. Citrate, dulcalax, moralax doesn't help also tryin fiber doesn't help what to do?

What will help using the bathroom when milk magnesia, magn. Citrate, dulcalax, moralax doesn't help also tryin fiber doesn't help what to do?

Get seen: This suggests a serious problem with the lower intestine. Please get with a gastroenterologist. In the meantime, your personal physician can check you for hypothyroidism, scleroderma and several of of the other medical causes. ...Read more

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Does milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) help start labor?

Does milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) help start labor?

No: If anything, magnesium (aka: "magnesia") may slow contractions. No magic potion to help get junior out any faster than when ready, sorry! ...Read more

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Can you od on milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) or just get bad diarrhea?

Can you od on milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) or just get bad diarrhea?

Kidney dependent: The amount of magnesium kept in your body can be affected by kidney function. If you have too much magnesium, you could have a seizure, but if your kidneys work normally, you probably would excrete the magnesium. ...Read more

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How to relieve sever constipation after drinking a bottle citroen laxative and a dose of milk of magnesium?

How to relieve sever constipation after drinking a bottle citroen laxative and a dose of milk of magnesium?

Meds and evaluation: Stool softeners and/or miralax, (polyethylene glycol) but evaluation is important to rule out metabolic issues, pelvic floor problems, adult hirschprung's disease, inflammation, GI stenosis, etc. Particularly if constipation persists. What evaluation have you undergone thus far?. ...Read more

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How many mg of calcium does 250ml of whole milk give?

How many mg of calcium does 250ml of whole milk give?

Varies: The reported laboratory analysis varies with the product tested. An average of 340mg/250 cc.Is recorded but may range from 140-950mg.Reference:geigy scientific tables. ...Read more

Dr. Al Hegab
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Milk Of Magnesia (Definition)

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