Magnesium Hydroxide (milk Of Magnesia)

How It Works:

Magnesium hydroxide is an alkali belongs to class of medications called antacids. It works by neutralizing the acid in the stomach and by stimulating the bowels to move.

Side Effects:

slow reflexes, flushing of skin, nausea, thirst, bradycardia., vomiting, vomiting. in renal impairment hypomagnesaemia resulting in loss of deep tendon reflexes and respiratory depression with other symptoms including nausea, drowsiness, Diarrhea, Severe allergic reactions, loss of appetite, hypotension, muscle weakness

Used For:

Magnesium hydroxide is used to relieve the symptoms of indigestion, heartburn, constipation and excess acid.


  • Do not start or continue the Magnesium hydroxide liquid/tablets and consult your doctor if you are allergic to magnesium hydroxide or any other ingredient of tablet/oral solution.
  • Do not start or continue the Magnesium hydroxide liquid/tablets and consult your doctor If are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Frequently Ask Questions:

Q. Is magnesium hydroxide an alkali/strong base/salt/solid/gas? Is it amphoteric? Magnesium hydroxide is a salt/solid. After administration it dissociates and OH is alkaline/baseforms. Magnesium hydroxide is not a gas and not amphoteric in nature.   Q. Is magnesium hydroxide safe? Magnesium hydroxide is safe if used as recommended. In case of any side effects, consult your doctor.   Q. Is magnesium hydroxide soluble, aqueous/dissolves in water? Magnesium hydroxide is slightly soluble/dissolves in water and is aqueous.   Q. Does magnesium hydroxide cause diarrhea? Magnesium hydroxide can cause diarrhea.   Q. Does magnesium hydroxide neutralize stomach acid? Magnesium hydroxide neutralizes the acid in the stomach.   Q. How does magnesium hydroxide cure an upset stomach? Magnesium ion released from magnesium hydroxide causes neutralization of acid in the stomach and release of cholecystokinin (peptide hormone) that results in accumulation of water and increased intestinal motility.
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