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MILK OF Magnesia vs. Pepto-Bismol for Stomach Pain

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MILK OF Magnesia

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/ 30,073 posts
Other Names: Magnesium Hydroxide

Pepto-Bismol

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/ 43,931 posts
Rating: 2.5 out of 5
Based on 30,073 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 2.5 out of 5
Based on 43,931 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..
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. Pepto-Bismol

173 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
Milk of magnesia is very gentle and effective, you can...
...with the exception of taking pepto bismuth as it has a binding effect. Milk of magnesia is very gentle and effective, you can take it ...of luck to you. Feel better...
**** I ever took in my life. Man, it felt fuggin' awesome...
...diarrhea, so I took some Pepto. But that **** ...I took some milk of magnesia, then about 6 hours later took the biggest goddamn **** I ever took in my life. Man, it felt fuggin' awesome. I w...
all the throwing up causes dehydration and contractions...
...and some pepto the help with the acid in your stomach. unless all the throwing up causes dehydration and contractions, there is...
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...
to take. I used the milk of magnesia 4 days after surgery...
...office addressed this. I was told to have on hand Milk of Magnesia for constipation and ...to take. I used the milk of magnesia 4 days after surgery and considered taking the Pepto today, but...
and then dab a little bit of warm water afterward. It keeps...
...my face is dry. I usually dab a little milk of magnesia or pepto bismol on my nose and then dab a little bit of warm water afterward. It keeps the makeup from coming off and looking weird...
Pepto Bismol is another one I find quite good. Where...
...magnesia for years. It is good for indigestion, isn't it? Pepto Bismol is another one I find quite...
but milk of magnesia works really well for me.  It's very...
...I have never used Pepto B. as a barrier, but milk of magnesia works really well for me.  It's very messy,...
there is constipation), etc. With me, when I had anxiety...
...it - there are antacids, Pepto-Bismol, milk of magnesia (maybe there is constipation), etc. With me, when I had anxiety, my lactose intolerance went through the roof....
Milk of magnesia definitely helped me. I'd recommend...
...now and have some trouble but not too serious. Milk of magnesia definitely helped me. I'd recommend finding a mint flavored one because ...to drink it again. The mint tastes more like pept...
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