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Milk Of Magnesia Dosage
Is taking expired milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) safe? I just took a dosage of this, for chronic constipation. Realized after that it expired in 1991. Am I ok?
Expired medications: Medications that are passed their expiration dates can be less effective or contaminated. Some medications could even decompose into products that can be harmful. It isn't worth the risk to take expired medications, so regularly clear out your medicine cabinet and replace with fresh medications. One dose is likely not going to be dangerous, but call your doctor or poison control if you get sick ...Read more
Me, early 60s. Sister, late 50s. My sister told me her doctor recommended small dose of milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) daily. I'm skeptical. ?
My milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) expired in 1/16 and I'm having bad constipation...is it ok to take one dose of it until I can get some new medicine in the morning?
Well : General over-the-counter medications that are expired are still effective for your two if not exposed to excess heat moisture or excess cold ...Read more
Could sudden cessation of daily dose milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) result in acute hypomagnesemia? In an elderly man with some history of kidney disease?
Yes but . . .: www.epocrates.com doesn't show any significant interactions between milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) and Lorazepam but you really ought to address this w/your family doc and/or whoever prescribed your lorazepam. It's imperative that your docs know everything you're taking, even if an over-the-counter dietary supplement or a prescription medication from another doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes : They should not interact.Get a more detailed answer ›
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