milk of magnesia
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FULL PRESCRIBING INFORMATION: CONTENTS*
- Active ingredient (in each 15 mL TBSP)
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FULL PRESCRIBING INFORMATION
Active ingredient (in each 15 mL TBSP)
Magnesium hydroxide 1200 mg
•relieves occasional constipation (irregularity)
•generally produces bowel movement in ½ to 6 hours
Ask a doctor before use if you have
•a magnesium-restricted diet
•stomach pain, nausea, or vomiting
•a sudden change in bowel habits that lasts more than 2 weeks
Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are
taking any other drug. Take this product two or more hours before or after other drugs. Laxatives may affect how other drugs work.
Stop use and ask a doctor if
•you have rectal bleeding or no bowel movement after using this product. These could be signs of a serious condition.
•you need to use a laxative for more than 1 week
If pregnant or breast-feeding,
ask a health professional before use.
Keep out of reach of children.
In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away. (1-800-222-1222)
•shake well before use
•do not exceed the maximum recommended daily dose in a 24 hour period
•dose may be taken once a day preferably at bedtime, in divided doses, or as directed by a doctor
•drink a full glass (8 oz) of liquid with each dose
•for accurate dosing, use dose cup provided
•TBSP = tablespoonful
adults and children 12 years and older
2 to 4 TBSP.
children 6 to 11 years
1 to 2 TBSP.
children under 6 years
ask a doctor
•each tablespoon (15 mL) contains: calcium 20 mg, magnesium 595 mg, potassium 2 mg and sodium 2 mg
•does not meet USP requirements for preservative effectiveness
•store at 20-25ºC (68-77ºF)
•keep tightly closed
anhydrous citric acid, D&C red #28, flavor, glycerin, purified water, sorbitol solution, sucrose, xanthan gum
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