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MILK OF Magnesia vs. Pepto-Bismol for Heartburn

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MILK OF Magnesia

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/ 29,818 posts
Other Names: Magnesium Hydroxide

Pepto-Bismol

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/ 44,616 posts
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 29,818 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 2 out of 5
Based on 44,616 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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April 13, 2014
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What patients are saying about MILK OF Magnesia vs. Pepto-Bismol

182 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
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...
tummies. She has taken Pepto Bismol for about a year when...
...teeth and regularly suffers from bloating and upset tummies. She has taken Pepto Bismol for about a year ...after taking it. Would Milk of Magnesia tablets be a sensible ...tummy symptoms? Sh...
get a result. Pepto will cause the opposite cause it is...
...if you do not do something. My surgeon gave ducolax stool softener and milk of magnesia and told me to call back if I did not get a result. Pepto will cause the opposite cause it...
that one!! I use milk of magnesia instaed of pepto!! lol....
...pretty much the same. Youre deff not alone on that one!! I use milk of magnesia instaed of pepto!! lol. Keep us posted on how youre going, there are a lot of...
with the exception of taking pepto bismuth as it has a...
...with the pp suggestions, 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...
having pain at night while sleeping, take milk of magnesia
...you are having Gastric Ulcer. US won't ...General Surgeon. While waiting to get an appointment with a Surgeon, try Pepto Bismol with H2 blocker ...at night while sleeping, take milk of m...
4. Pepto bismal - gave me worse G 5. Probiotics....
...it. Last weekend I had a major G attack. I had taken acidophilus ...on Sunday morning I took Milk of Magnesia. Two hours later after I ...didn't notice a difference 4. Pepto bismal - gave m...
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