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MILK OF Magnesia vs. Pepto-Bismol for Heartburn

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MILK OF Magnesia

OTC
/ 29,859 posts
Other Names: Magnesium Hydroxide

Pepto-Bismol

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/ 44,678 posts
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 29,859 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 2 out of 5
Based on 44,678 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
Pepto-Bismol is an over-the-counter drug currently produced by the Procter and Gamble company in the United States of America and in Canada to treat minor digestive system upset. Its active ingredient is bismuth subsalicylate. The primary symptoms aided ... Read more on Wikipedia
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By Jasmine286
January 10, 2014
Jasmine286 wrote
Milk of Magnesia v Pepto Bismol
Milk of Magnesia always makes me feel sick and the mint flavour makes heartburn much worse for me.. When a person suffers with heartburn/reflux the advice is always never eat mint.. yet nearly all medicines are mint flavour! Milk of Magnesia also causes me to burp a lot and have tummy pains..Pepto Bismol is much better for me as it has a very neutral taste and coats the area as it is thick.. It is in my opinion much more effective and I do not need t take very much for relief..
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What patients are saying about MILK OF Magnesia vs. Pepto-Bismol

182 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
Bismol or Milk of magnesia and that helped. I'm going again...
...and I had to take pepto Bismol or Milk of magnesia and that helped. I'm going again tomorrow for more! I hope you try zantac or milk of mag or pepto instead of trying to make...
days that I am suffering with \"C\" and Pepto Bismol on the...
...AND diarrhea so nothing helps me. It is very irritating. All I know to do is to take milk of magnesia (just a little - too much and I get diarrhea) on those days that I am suffering with \"C\" an...
found that milk of magnesia works just as well as pepto...
...found that milk of magnesia works just as well as pepto bismal here.  I usually...
constipation and Pepto Bismol for diarrhea. I am sure if...
...have on hand Milk of Magnesia for constipation and Pepto Bismol for diarrhea. I am sure ...to take. I used the milk of magnesia 4 days after surgery and considered taking the Pepto today, but...
a barrier, but milk of magnesia works really well for me. ...
...- I have never used Pepto B. as a barrier, but milk of magnesia works really well for me. ...
really bad Otherwise a little pepto bismol helps...
...of milk of magnesia....gets things moving quicker, including the gas out of your ...really bad Otherwise a little pepto bismo
for our pouch.  I believe that milk of magnesia is fine
No...pepto has salicylates in it.  This is ...pouch.  I believe that milk ...
you taking milk of magnesia? I seem to recall magnesia make...
are you taking milk of magnesia? I seem to recall magnesia make the teeth appear black stained. I do recall taking pepto bismo tablets and having my tongue turn black once... perhaps it is from...
say to take pepto for diarrhea. Have you taken anything...
...instructions also say to take pepto for diarrhea. Have you taken anything for the diarrhea? Now my turn to ...until this AM. I took milk of magnesia the last two nights. When...
problems either. I took milk of magnesia on my 4 day...
...problems either. I took milk of magnesia on my 4 day ...bad I had to take pepto bismal to make it stop and it did. So now I am afraid to try the milk of magnesia again especially now that...
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