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Milk Of Magnesia Maximum Dosage
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Could sudden cessation of daily dose milk of magnesia result in acute hypomagnesemia? In an elderly man with some history of kidney disease?
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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