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Stool Is Green (Definition)

Stool is green is a symptom in which there is more greenish color, usually from bile, in the stool. Babies can have yellowish, yellow-greenish, or greenish stools sometimes and still be normal. A person can also get greenish stools during some ...Read more


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Will milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) soften my hard stool?

Will milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) soften my hard stool?

No: But it may stimulate bowel activity to get the stool moving again. Before using any laxative you need to be sure you do not have an obstruction or perforation of the bowel as those should be managed by a physician. ...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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Took milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) and now I keep pooping yellow watery stool. Been like this for 2 days now. Every time I eat, it goes through.

Took milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) and now I keep pooping yellow watery stool. Been like this for 2 days now. Every time I eat, it goes through.

Diarrhea: This may be an effect of the milk of magnesia, (magnesium hydroxide) although it usually doesn't last that long. If it's due to the medicine, it should resolve over the next day or two. If the diarrhea persists, be sure to drink lots of fluids to avoid dehydration. Call your doctor if the diarrhea lasts longer than a week, if it worsens, or if new symptoms develop. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) cause nausea and low grade fever?

Can milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) cause nausea and low grade fever?

MOM says NO: Just the thought of MOM gives me nausea but I must say, it usually works- if you take enough (which means the right dose for you, which isn't necessarily what's suggested on the label).As far as fever goes, it may be associated with a fever. For example, you have upset stomach and diarrhea causing a slight fever that you notice after taking the MOM, but it didn't cause the fever. High fever? See a doc ...Read more

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Between Milk of Magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) & mag citrate, is one less likely than the other to cause cramping? Does one pull fluid into the bowels slower maybe?

Between Milk of Magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) & mag citrate, is one less likely than the other to cause cramping? Does one pull fluid into the bowels slower maybe?

They are similar.: Both milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) and magnesium citrate are osmotic laxatives, drawing water into the bowels and stimulating bowel motility. Used in similar doses, they should act about the same, although certainly one may be better then the other in a particular patient. You have to learn what works best for you. It is advisable not to use laxatives on a regular basis. Good luck ...Read more

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Constipated so doc said try Milk of Magnesia (magnesium hydroxide). Will laxative disrupt the gut flora and cause C Diff? I've had C Diff 3 times and worry. It gave me PTSD

Constipated so doc said try Milk of Magnesia (magnesium hydroxide). Will laxative disrupt the gut flora and cause C Diff? I've had C Diff 3 times and worry. It gave me PTSD

Safe laxative: C difficile usually overgrows because an antibiotic kills off the more friendly bacteria. We've used milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) for centuries but only saw C diff colitis with the heavy use of antibiotics. Constipation itself is dangerous. I'm sorry your illness gave you PTSD and I would encourage you to work with someone who can help you process these memories and recover your strength. Best wishes. ...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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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 (polyethylene glycol) or its generic form, flaxseed oil, and prune juice. May check with pharmacist too. ...Read more

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Is milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) habit forming?

No it is not: No it is not habit forming but some people tend to use it over long period of time to help move bowels. ...Read more

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What are the uses of milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide)?

MOM: Magnesium hydroxide is used as antacid & as laxative, and topically for canker sores (aphthos ulcers). Some believe it can be used topically on the scalp to releave dandruff. ...Read more

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Can you have a milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) overdose?

Can you have a milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) overdose?

Yes: Especially if you have renal/kidney disease. It will also give you a great case of diarrhea. Magnesium is an essential mineral. It is poorly absorbed by the GI tract, thus it's use as a laxative. It is excreted by the kidneys, thus with renal disease, use caution. A good dose (overdose) by mouth will usually just give a really bad case of diarrhea. ...Read more

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What are the medical uses for milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide)?

Constipation: We used to order: "if no bm in am give 30cc mom in pm". ...Read more

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Will milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) still work even if expired?

Yes: Yes as long as it did not get much hotter than room temperature ...Read more

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Will milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) work 2-4 hours after taking?

Yes usually: Yes usually the onset is within 4 hours.

Following the directions on the package is important

Diet adjustments and including pr obiotics such as yogurt and whole grains is advised. ...Read more

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Where can I purchase milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) in australia?

It is banned in AUST: It is banned in australia. You can buy online overseas or from ebay.
We in us have no idea why it is banned in australia. In us it is available over the counter without prescription. ...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.
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Is milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) bad for you if taken every nighy?

Yes: The main ingredient is magnesium which is considered safe for long term use if taken as directed by your doctor! ...Read more

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