Milk of Magnesia is the common name given to Magnesium Hydroxide solution, the white suspension, used as a laxative to relieve occasional constipation, as an antacid for indigestion, sour stomach, and heartburn, or as a mineral supplement to maintain the body’s magnesium balance. Milk of Magnesia is no longer available as a commercial product in Australia, but we do compound this at the pharmacy, according to the original formula. Milk of Magnesia may be contraindicated in certain medical conditions or if taking certain medicines. It is best to take Milk of Magnesia at least 2 hours apart from other supplements.
Please advise your doctor or our pharmacist prior taking Milk of Magnesia, if
if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
if you have appendicitis, stomach pain, a blockage of your bowels, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, kidney problems, rectal bleeding of unknown cause, or if you have had bowel surgery
you are taking prescription or other medicines, particularly anticoagulants (as warfarin), or Azole antifungals (eg, ketoconazole), bisphosphonates (eg, alendronate), cephalosporins (eg, cephalexin), mycophenolate, penicillamine, quinolone antibiotics (eg, ciprofloxacin), or tetracyclines (eg, doxycycline) because their effectiveness may be affected by simultaneous intake with Milk of Magnesia suspension.
Customer ratings for Milk of Magnesia
Number of ratings: 2
Average rating: 4
Good but expensive VERY from Anonymous on 19/06/2018
It is same as old milk magnesia but the cost is rather prohibitive these days.
Excellent from Anonymous on 11/04/2018
A safer alternative to other laxatives, and antacids. Magnesium is preferable over aluminium and also achieves more favourable results as an occasional laxative.