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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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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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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 milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) help with piles?

Can milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) help with piles?

No: Milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) can help with indigestion, however piles - hemorrhoids - are better treated by avoiding constipation, stool softeners, not straining or spending a long time sitting on the toilet & topical preparation like preparation h. Banding or surgical removal are options if they are frequently bothersome or bleeding. ...Read more

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Is phillips milk of magnesium as good as citrate of magnesia before sigmoidoscopy?

Is phillips milk of magnesium as good as citrate of magnesia before sigmoidoscopy?

Neither?: Many centers do not even recommend a laxative before flexible sigmoidoscopy and simply suggest one (usually 2) prepared enemas (Fleet's) be done within 2 hours before the procedure. It often helps to have a day of clear liquids before. I think most people believe mag citrate is "stronger" than milk of magnesia, (magnesium hydroxide) but, again, neither may be necessary. Good luck! ...Read more

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Surgery prep says take one bottle of magnesium citrate. bought milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide). Same or different?

Surgery prep says take one bottle of magnesium citrate. bought milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide).  Same or different?

Different: Magnesium citrate is different than milk of magnsesia. Look for citrate in a colored glass bottle usually. Ask the pharmacist if you cannot find it. It is a clear liquid and will cause BM fairly soon after you ingest it so I advise to take it at home. Milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) will also cause a bowel movement but not as rapidly. ...Read more

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Does milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) produce cramps?

Does milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) produce cramps?

It can rarely: It rarely can cause cramps, as it also causes nausea and vomiting in some, but it well tolerated in recommended quantites. ...Read more

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Why is milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) an antacid?

IT IS A ANTACID: Yes it is an antacid as it neutralise the stomach acid and has been used as an antacid for years and in larger quantity it acts also as a laxative. ...Read more

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How is unabsorbed magnesium in milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) excreted by body? thanks.

Magnesium: Magnesium is fairly efficiently (30 to 40%) absorbed by the body. Any that is absorbed in excess can be excreted easily by the kidneys, assuming normal renal function. Any excess will be excreted in the stool, usually causing diarrhea if it is present in any significant amount. Most people do not need magnesium supplements, since it is present in many foods. ...Read more

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Can i take magnesium citrate after milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide)?

You can after 24hour: Yes you can if magnesia does not work but wait for 12 to 24 hours before you take it. ...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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Does milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) help start labor?

Does milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) help start labor?

No: If anything, magnesium (aka: "magnesia") may slow contractions. No magic potion to help get junior out any faster than when ready, sorry! ...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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What will milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) do for constipation?

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