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How Does Milk Of Magnesia Work
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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
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
Can you get doxylamine in prescription form from a dr. That will not contain calcium? How does milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) or senna pills help constipation?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long does it take for milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) to work? I haven't gone in 4 days...
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
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
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?
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
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
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