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Milk of Magnesia is an antacid, prescribed for hyperacidity. It is also used as a laxative. It reduces stomach acid and increases water in the intestine.

Drug information on Milk of Magnesia (Magnesium Hydroxide) from Dey's Medical Stores (Mfg) Ltd

Milk of Magnesia

  Tablet  
Dey's Medical Stores (Mfg) Ltd
Generic : Magnesium Hydroxide
 4.80
0.310gm
10 Tablets
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Medical Condition(s) for which Milk of Magnesia may be prescribed


Side effects of Milk of Magnesia

GI irritation, diarrhea, abdominal cramps and paralytic ileus.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

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 to use Milk of Magnesia?

It comes as a tablet and liquid to take by mouth, with or without food.

When is Milk of Magnesia not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

Warnings and Precautions for Milk of Magnesia

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.

Other Precautions for Milk of Magnesia

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Milk of Magnesia

Store it as directed by your physician.



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