Magnesium hydroxide


General English name: Magnesium hydroxide

Brand: Phillips Milk of Magnesia

Application: Constipation







Pharmaceutical Information Magnesium Hydroxide

Contraindications to the use of magnesium hydroxide

Drug Interaction Magnesium Hydroxide

Tips to consider before consuming magnesium hydroxide

Possible side effects of magnesium hydroxide

How to store magnesium hydroxide medicine







Pharmaceutical Information Magnesium Hydroxide

Drug Information: Magnesium hydroxide is used as a laxative to treat constipation. Constipation is a condition in which defecation is difficult and the frequency of defecation is less than normal. Constipation occurs due to poor diet and drinking insufficient amounts of water or delayed defecation. Pregnancy, lack of mobility and exercise, and some medications such as painkillers may cause constipation. Magnesium hydroxide is an osmotic laxative, which means that it absorbs more water into the intestines and makes defecation easier.

In addition to being a laxative, magnesium hydroxide is also known as an antacid. For this reason, it is used in some pharmaceutical brands. Especially medications that may cause constipation. Magnesium hydroxide is also used to neutralize excess acid in the stomach.

Magnesium hydroxide can be obtained from pharmacies without a prescription. This page describes the properties of magnesium hydroxide as a laxative.


Contraindications to the use of magnesium hydroxide

• Pay attention to the expiration date of the medicine and do not take it if the medicine in your hand has expired.

Never give the medicine to anyone else, even if you have the same symptoms.

• Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.

Check for drug interactions and be sure to tell your doctor what other medications you are taking.

• Do not take any other medication for 2 hours before and after taking magnesium hydroxide. Because magnesium hydroxide affects the absorption of other drugs.


Drug Interaction Magnesium Hydroxide

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter medicines and herbal products) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.

Some medications that may interact with magnesium hydroxide include raltegravir, polystyrene sodium sulfonate.


Tips to consider before consuming magnesium hydroxide

Some medications can not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed. Therefore, it is best for your doctor to know the following before taking magnesium hydroxide:

• If you are pregnant or breast-feeding. During pregnancy, any medication should be taken under the supervision of a physician.

• If you have liver or kidney disease.

• If you have severe abdominal pain, spasms and upset stomach.

• If you are currently taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor's prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.

• If you have ever been allergic to any medication.


Possible side effects of magnesium hydroxide

Sometimes some people taking magnesium hydroxide may have stomach cramps and diarrhea. If you experience any of these symptoms, stop taking the medicine and talk to your doctor.

Tell your doctor if you have any symptoms that you think may be due to magnesium hydroxide.


How to store magnesium hydroxide medicine

• Store the medicine in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.

• Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.

• Check the expiration date of medicines. After opening in any syrup or any drop, it can be used for a certain period of time.

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