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Dr. Tanya Russo
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Is taking expired milk of magnesia safe? I just took a dosage of this, for chronic constipation. Realized after that it expired in 1991. Am I ok?

Dr. Tanya Russo
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Is taking expired milk of magnesia 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

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Dr. John Chiu
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Me, early 60s. Sister, late 50s. My sister told me her doctor recommended small dose of milk of magnesia daily. I'm skeptical. ?

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Me, early 60s.  Sister, late 50s.   My sister told me her doctor recommended small dose of milk of magnesia daily.  I'm skeptical. ?

She constipated?: What's the reason? Is she constipated or trying to get more magnesium? Certainly this is not the best way to manage chronic constipation. If you tend to get constipated, try eating more fiber and exercising regularly . If the problem persists, see the GI doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Could sudden cessation of daily dose milk of magnesia result in acute hypomagnesemia? In an elderly man with some history of kidney disease?

Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Could sudden cessation of daily dose milk of magnesia result in acute hypomagnesemia? In an elderly man with some history of kidney disease?

Magnesium: Thee is some absorption f magnesium rom MOM. S yes it is loical t deduce a relationship between stpping MOM and a decline in serum magnesium . ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali
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How long should I give milk of magnesia to work?

Dr. Alan Ali
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How long should I give milk of magnesia to work?

MOM: Within average of 6 hours.

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Dr. Phillip Goebel
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How long does it take for milk of magnesia to work? I haven't gone in 4 days...

Dr. Phillip Goebel
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How long does it take for milk of magnesia 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 in combination with enemas. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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I had milk of magnesia nearly 23 hours ago. What happens?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Milk of magnesia: Milk of Magnesia usually takes effect (leads to a bowel movement ) in half an hour to six hours – but this is variable. Insure that you hydrate well. It is recommended that milk of magnesia not be used > 7 days (w/o medical directives to do so). ...Read more

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What to do if i had milk of magnesia nearly 23 hours ago. What to do if i had 3you had any experiences with milk of magnesia?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Milk of magnesia: Milk of Magnesia usually takes effect (leads to a bowel movement ) in half an hour to six hours – but this is variable. Insure that you hydrate well. can repeat It is recommended that milk of magnesia not be used > 7 days (w/o medical directives to do so). ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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How long does milk of magnesia last?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Check the: expiration date on the bottle.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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How much time does it take for milk of magnesia to work?

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Milk of magnesia: Milk of Magnesia usually takes effect (leads to a bowel movement ) in half an hour to six hours – but this is variable. ...Read more

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