Heartburn, Constipation, Indigestion, Gastrointestinal hyperacidity, Osmotic laxative
Constipation Magnesium hydroxide (400 mg/5 mL): 30-60 mL/day PO at bedtime or in divided doses Acid Indigestion Magnesium hydroxide (400 mg/5 mL): ... View More
Constipation <2 years: Safety and efficacy not established Suspension 2-6 years: 5-15 mL/day of regular-strength liquid PO at bedtime or in divided... View More
Intestinal obstruction, faecal impaction; renal failure; appendicitis.
Mode of Action
Magnesium hydroxide increases peristaltic activity causing osmotic retention of fluids, thus resulting in bowel evacuation. It also reduces stomach acid... View More
Colostomy, ileostomy; electrolyte imbalance. Monitor for toxicity in patients with impaired renal function. Pregnancy. Lactation: Use in nursing moth... View More
Abdominal cramping, Diarrhea, Electrolyte imbalance, Hypotension, Muscle weakness, Respiratory depression, Hypermagnesaemia (in patients with renal impa... View More
Decreases absorption of tetracyclines and biphosphonates. Separate administration of these and other drugs by around 2 hr.
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