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I've been taking milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) 1-2 times a day since March. I've started checking my blood pressure at home and it's been consistently low. The low?

Milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) does decrease your blood pressure, which is an important known fact. How much it lowers is dependent on the amount you take and your cardiac health over all. Magnesium acts on the endocardium (muscle of the heart) and relaxes it to a certain extent. it has similar effects with blood vessel epithelium. If you take blood pressure medications you may need to talk to your doctor about this effect. Read more...

I took milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) 6 hours ago to start colonoscopy prep, and it hasn't worked yet. I have not been constipated. What's wrong?

MOM for bowel prep? Our gastroenterologist do not recommend Milk of Magnesia (MOM) as a bowel prep. Most have patients use Miralax (polyethylene glycol) (polyethelene glycol) because it is highly effective and more palatable than Go-Lytely, followed by Dulcolax (bisacodyl) tablets. U should have specific instructions from your GI doctor regarding what to take and when for bowel prep. Follow their instructions and call them if no effect. Read more...
Not enough. MOM is only used for constipation and is inadequate as a preparation for colonoscopy. You may have been told to take Magnesium Citrate but even this is not usually enough. Call your doctor's office for their recommendation ASAP. Read more...