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MILK OF Magnesia vs. Pepto-Bismol for Stomach Pain

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MILK OF Magnesia

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Other Names: Magnesium Hydroxide

Pepto-Bismol

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/ 45,408 posts
Rating: 2.5 out of 5
Based on 31,202 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 2.5 out of 5
Based on 45,408 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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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

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and I had to take pepto Bismol or Milk of magnesia and...
...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...
4. Pepto bismal - gave me worse G 5. Probiotics. I keep...
...attack. I had taken acidophilus - one on ...Sunday morning I took Milk of Magnesia. Two hours later after ...notice a difference 4. Pepto bismal - gave me worse G 5. Probiotics. I keep try...
my case, I take 2 tsp of Milk of Magnesia. Walmart sells a...
...case, I take 2 tsp of Milk of Magnesia. Walmart sells a ...NEVER NEVER take pepto bismo. Stay nea...
people have used milk of magnesia (sp?) with some success....
...people have used milk of magnesia (sp?) with some success. ...medicine section probably next to pepto bismo or other...
take milk of magnesia to help get things moving faster....
You can take milk of magnesia to help get things moving faster. And some Pepto Bismol to help sooth the intestines. Marsh mallow root or okra can do the...
two. So I take some milk of magnesia to start the D sooner...
...or two. So I take some milk of magnesia to start the D sooner ...clean out I might do some Pepto Bismol to soothe things and some...
you have to take milk of magnesia day b4 your surgery...
pepto is not ok to take. you have to take milk of magnesia day b4 your surgery so your all set having the runs anyways lol... i kno the doctors tell you to try and do...
so I took some Phillips Milk of Magnesia before I went...
...me yesterday so I took some Phillips Milk of Magnesia before I went to bed. ...to check the label of the Milk of Magnesia and saw that it is ...Milk of Magnesia was like taking Pepto or the l...
saw palmetto work too. And Milk of Magnesia which is like...
...to find. I've heard zinc and saw palmetto work too. And Milk of Magnesia which is like everywhere...find it next to your antacids and Pepto Bismol. And, get some napkins at McDonalds if and when...
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