Magnesium Hydroxide Mixture 500ml

Magnesium Hydroxide Mixture 500ml

Magnesium Hydroxide Mixture 500ml

Description

Magnesium hydroxide has two main actions in the gut. It has an antacid action and in higher doses a laxative action.

Magnesium hydroxide binds to excess acid produced by the stomach. This neutralises the acid and decreases the acidity of the stomach contents, thereby relieving indigestion, heartburn and wind. Magnesium hydroxide is often found in indigestion remedies.

Magnesium hydroxide can also be used short-term for the treatment of constipation. It works by causing water to be drawn into the lower bowel. This increases the water content and volume of the stools, making them softer and easier to pass.

Directions

Shake the bottle

Adults, the elderly and children over 12 years:

As an antacid:

Take 1 or 2 x 5ml spoonfuls with a little water when required.

As a laxative:

Take 5 to 10 x 5ml spoonfuls (25 - 50ml) in a glass of water at bedtime.

 

Warnings

DO NOT GIVE TO CHILDREN UNDER 12 YEARS OLD.

Do not use the medicine if you have:

  • An allergy to any of the ingredients.
  • Severe kidney failure.
  • A severe stomach or bowel condition.
  • Or give to children under 12 years old.

 

Ingredients

Active ingredient per 5ml: Magnesium Hydroxide paste concentrated 1.325g

Also contains: Chloroform and purified water.

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