9th October 2018


What is milk of magnesia side effects?

Stop using Milk of Magnesia and call your doctor at once if you have:
  • rectal bleeding;
  • no bowel movement after using the medicine as a laxative;
  • severe nausea, vomiting;
  • slow heartbeats; or.
  • a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out.

In this regard, is Milk of Magnesia a safe laxative?

Milk of Magnesia is a brand name for magnesium hydroxide, a medication used to treat constipation. It's a type of laxative known as an oral osmotic; it works by drawing water into the colon from the body tissues surrounding it. This allows the stool to pass more easily. Milk of Magnesia can also be used as an antacid.

Can you use milk of magnesia every day?

Milk of magnesia is quite safe and can be taken daily without problems by patients with occasional constipation, heartburn, or dyspepsia. However, milk of magnesia is a relatively safe over-the-counter remedy if used properly. Learn more in the Everyday Health Digestive Health Center.