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MILK OF Magnesia

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/ 30,716 posts
Other Names: Magnesium Hydroxide

Maalox

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/ 15,699 posts
Other Names: Tums   Mylanta   Gaviscon   Pepto-Bismol   Calcium
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 30,716 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 15,699 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Magnesium hydroxide is an inorganic compound with the chemical formula Mg(OH)2. As a suspension in water, it is often called milk of magnesia because of its milk-like appearance. The solid mineral form of magnesium hydroxide is known as brucite.Mag... Read more on Wikipedia
Maalox is a brand name antacid containing aluminium hydroxide and magnesium hydroxide to neutralize or reduce stomach acid. Maalox helps relieve symptoms of excessive stomach acidity in patients with indigestion, heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux diseas... Read more on Wikipedia
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By Scarfase
April 13, 2014
Scarfase wrote
Milk of Magnesia and H-Pylori
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By Jasmine286
January 10, 2014
Jasmine286 wrote
Milk of Magnesia v Pepto Bismol
You should only take Milk of Magnesia as a laxative, because that's what it is! It says it right on the bottle, it isn't for heartburn, it's to help you shit. On the other hand, Pepto is to help coat your stomach and it is also made to stop diarrhea. I'm not too sure why anybody would take a laxative to try help their stomach, you should be taking Mylanta or a stomach antacid to help with stomach pains, not a laxative, no wonder why you feel like shit!
Marc  |  August 14, 2014
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What patients are saying about MILK OF Magnesia vs. Maalox

128 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
used to take milk of magnesia but it's gone off the market...
...take milk of magnesia but it's ...stuff was my life saver. Now i take Maalox for tummy issues and it works really quickly. ...tummy, my stomach is weak so...
maalox and swish for a minute and spit.It helps some as...
...benadryl liguid allergy med and maalox/milk of magnesia..or just maalox and swish for a minute and spit.It helps some as it coats ...them now and she hates to gargle w/maalox but ya gotta do ...
milk of magnesia at night. Sometimes it works and others...
...intolerant. I take a Maalox type product 1-2 x daily and milk of magnesia at night. Sometimes it works and others ...you'll go. I had an allergic reaction to the senna. Activated charcoal helps ...
is milk of magnesia. It does help with the stinging....
...- I was just reading through the thread and saw that Mini-Sea suggested Maalox which I believe is milk of magnesia. It does help with the stinging....
so if you take to much maalox it works likes phillips...
...ingrediant in maalox is the same ...if you take to much maalox it work...
or Maalox with Cornstarch. It is the best thing for...
...skin any more. You might also want to try Aquaphor once the heat ...burn goes away. IF your skin is still burning, try mixing Milk of Magnesia or Maalox with Cornstarch. It is the best thing ...
bad I use Milk of Magnesia...seems to really help the...
...bad I use Milk of Magnesia...seems to really help ...also and took Maalox (eventually I was prescribed Nexium) but the Milk of Magnesia seems to be...
they said to take milk of magnesia for my stomach. Or I...
...I was wondering if this product was gluten-free? I was in the ER last night and they said to take milk of magnesia for my stomach. Or I could take maalox. I...
i use milk of magnesia... it really helped my oily face get...
i use milk of magnesia... it really helped my oily face get rid of those yucky ...it can dry up to a chalky consistency... btw, maalox is the popular local brand...
but I personally found maalox more effective when things...
...good. I swear by maalox, but you shouldn't take it more than once a week. Milk of magnesia is considered one of ...scolded me) but I personally found maalox more effective when things get...
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