WHAT IS Milk of Magnesia
Milk of Magnesia liquid provides gentle soothing relief from upset stomach and indigestion. Its pleasant tasting formula also neutralises excess acid. It can also be used for constipation.
BEFORE YOU TAKE MILK OF MAGNESIA
Do not take:
- If you are allergic to magnesium hydroxide or any of the otheringredients, or if you have blockage of the gastro-intestinal tract, faecal impaction or appendicitis.
- As a laxative for more than 3 consecutive days or as anantacid for more than 14 days.
Consult your doctor
• If symptoms persist or worsen.
• If you suffer from kidney disease, or breastfeeding or if you experience diarrhoea or any other unwanted effects.
• In small children use of magnesium hydroxide may cause hypermagnesemia particularly if they have renal impairment or dehydration.
HOW TO TAKE
Milk of Magnesia can be takenwith water or milk if desired.Additional liquid should be taken during use. Not suitable for childrenexcept on medical advice.
Dosage for the treatment of upset stomach and indigestion
Adults (including the elderly) and children aged 12 years and older:
Take one to two 5ml spoonfuls (first or second line in dosing cup). Repeatas necessary to a maximum of twelve 5ml spoonfuls (60ml) in 24 hours.
Children: (6-11 years):
Give one 5ml spoonful (first line in dosing cup).Repeat as necessary to a maximum ofsix 5ml spoonfuls (30ml) in 24 hours.
Dosage for the treatment of constipation
Adults (including the elderly) and children aged 12 years and older
Take six to nine 5ml spoonfuls (30 to 45ml measured in dosing cup) atbedtime. Repeat nightly, reducing dose until constipation is relieved.
Children: (2-11 years)
Give one to two 5ml spoonfuls (first or second line indosing cup) at bedtime. If a laxative dose is needed everyday or there is persistent abdominal pain, consult your doctor. Not to be given to childrenexcept on medical advice. Prolonged continuous use is not recommended.
Shake well before use
How to store Milk of Magnesia
- DO NOT FREEZE
- Do not store above 25ºC
- Use within 6 months of opening.
- Do not use after expiry date shown.
- KEEP OUT OF THE SIGHT AND REACHOF CHILDREN
Milk of Magnesia is an oral suspension of 415mg Magnesium Hydroxide per 5ml.
Also contains sodium hydrogen carbonate, glycerol, oil of peppermint,sodium saccharin, water. Contains 0.7mg/5ml of sodium.
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