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Why does maximum strength mylanta make me go poop?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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In brief: Contains magnesium

Mylanta and similar antacids contain magnesium--the same ingredient found in such laxatives as magnesium citrate, milk of magnesia, (magnesium hydroxide) etc.
Aluminum- and calcium-containing antacids, and/or alginic acid products, may have less laxative qualities for you. However, if you find the need to take antacids frequently or in increasing frequency, your "indigestion" deserves medical evaluation.

In brief: Contains magnesium

Mylanta and similar antacids contain magnesium--the same ingredient found in such laxatives as magnesium citrate, milk of magnesia, (magnesium hydroxide) etc.
Aluminum- and calcium-containing antacids, and/or alginic acid products, may have less laxative qualities for you. However, if you find the need to take antacids frequently or in increasing frequency, your "indigestion" deserves medical evaluation.
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