Generic Name : Magnesium Hydroxide Pronunciation : mag nee'zhum hye drox' ide Therapeutic Classification : Laxatives ICD Code : Y53.4
India- Asilax Syr, Cmd Plus Tab, Daffolac-P Susp, Dey's Milk Of Magnesia Susp, Dey's Milk Of Magnesia Tab, Gudlax-Plus Susp, Novalax Susp.
International- Milk Of Magnesia. Why it is prescribed (Indications) : This medication is an antacid, prescribed for hyperacidity. It is also used as a laxative. It reduces stomach acid and increases water in the intestine. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications): Hypersensitivity.
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
PO - Upto 1 g/day usually given with an Al-containing antacid.
Osmotic laxative 2.4-4.8 g/day in single or divided doses. How it should be taken : It comes as a tablet and liquid to take by mouth, with or without food. Warnings and Precautions :
* Caution should be exercised in patients with history of appendicitis, stomach pain, intestinal blockage, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, kidney problems, rectal bleeding, recent bowel surgery, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
* After administration, this medication usually causes bowel movement within 30 minutes to 6 hours, if it is not happening consult with your doctor. Side Effects :
GI irritation, diarrhea, abdominal cramps and paralytic ileus.
* Avoid excess dosage. Storage Conditions :
Store it as directed by your physician.
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