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Magnesium hydroxide (By mouth)

Magnesium Hydroxide (mag-NEE-zee-um hye-DROX-ide)

Treats constipation, upset stomach, or heartburn. This medicine is a laxative and an antacid.

Brand Name(s):

Dulcolax Milk of Magnesia, Good Neighbor Pharmacy Milk of Magnesia, Good Sense Milk of Magnesia, Health Mart Milk Of Magnesia, Milk Of Magnesia, Pedia-Lax, Phillips Milk Of Magnesia, Quality Choice Milk of Magnesia, Rite Aid Milk of Magnesia, TopCare Milk of Magnesia

There may be other brand names for this medicine.

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to magnesium hydroxide (milk of magnesia).

How to Use This Medicine:

Tablet, Liquid, Capsule, Chewable Tablet

If a dose is missed:

How to Store and Dispose of This Medicine:

Drugs and Foods to Avoid:

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

Warnings While Using This Medicine:

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:

If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088

Last Updated: 12/12/2016

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