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Can taking Milk of Magnesia daily be harmful?

I was told by my doctor to use it daily to prevent the constipation i encounter. I asked if i could use it daily without any problems and he said (quote) "yes you can use it f (MORE)

How long does it take milk of magnesia to work?

If taken orally in liquid suspension, the antacid effects should be nearly instant.. Regarding laxative effect, I shall quote the manfacturer's slogan:. "Take MOM in the PM (MORE)

What is milk magnesia?

Milk of magnesia is a suspension of magnesium hydroxide, or Mg(OH) 2 , in water. It is commonly used as an antacid and saline laxative.

Can your dog take Milk of Magnesia?

Yes but if you're using it as a laxative for a blockage then I'd recommend a vet visit first. I've used it after giving activated charcoal for rat poisoning.

Why is milk of magnesia a base?

Milk of magnesia is a solution of magnesium hydroxide (a white powder) in water. It is a base because when the powder is introduced into water, it partially dissociates (break (MORE)

Why do one has to take in a milk of magnesia when he or she has an in digestion problem?

Milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) is most commonly found as a liquid. The magnesium in the liquid can both neutralize excess stomach acid and, if taken in slightly larger (MORE)