Zoomed Image
  • Milk Of Magnesia 200ml
  • Milk Of Magnesia 200ml

Milk Of Magnesia 200ml

Milk of magnesia is a type of hyperosmotic laxative. This kind of oral laxative works by drawing water to the bowel from nearby tissue. This softens and moistens the stool. It also helps increase bowel activity. Saline, lactulose, and polymer laxatives are the three types of hyperosmotic laxatives. Milk of magnesia is a saline laxative. These kinds of laxatives are also known as “salts.” They’re meant to be fast acting. You can expect to have a bowel movement within six hours of taking milk of magnesia. Lactulose laxatives draw more water to the bowel from surrounding tissue, but they act more slowly than saline types. People use lactulose types for chronic constipation
How to use
Children ages 6 to 11 can have 1 to 2 tablespoons of Phillips' Milk of Magnesia. Anyone age 12 or older can have 2 to 4 tablespoons per dose. Don’t take more than one dose per day. You should also drink an 8-ounce glass of water or other liquid with each dose.
The main side effect of taking milk of magnesia, or any laxative, is diarrhoea. Usually, if you take the dose recommended on the label, the result should be a normal bowel movement. Everyone reacts to medications a little differently, though. Even an appropriate dose may lead to loose stools, but that’s usually be a temporary side effect. If diarrhoea occurs or you become nauseated, stop taking milk of magnesia. If a more serious side effect results, like rectal bleeding, see your doctor right away. This could indicate a more serious health concern.