Milk Of Magnesia Suspension 400 mg/5 ml

৳ 60.00

Orion Pharma Ltd.

Magnesium Hydroxide

Indications

Acid regurgitation, Constipation, Gastric ulcer, Gastrointestinal hyperacidity, Heartburn, Indigestion, Non ulcer dyspepsia, Osmotic laxative

Therapeutic Class

Antacid with laxative action

Pharmacology

Magnesium hydroxide increases peristaltic activity causing osmotic retention of fluids, thus resulting in bowel evacuation. It also reduces stomach acid by reacting with hydrochloric acid to form Mg chloride.

Dosage & Administration

Gastrointestinal hyperacidity:

  • Adult: Up to 1 g daily, usually given in conjunction with an aluminium-containing antacid eg, aluminium hydroxide.

Osmotic laxative:

  • Adult: 2.4-4.8 g daily as a single dose or in divided doses.
  • Child: 6-11 yr: 1.2-2.4 g daily; 2-5 yr: 0.4-1.2 g daily. Doses may be given as a single dose or in divided doses.

Interaction

Decreases absorption of tetracyclines and biphosphonates. Separate administration of these and other drugs by around 2 hr.

Contraindications

Intestinal obstruction, faecal impaction; renal failure; appendicitis.

Side Effects

GI irritation, diarrhoea, abdominal cramps; hypermagnesaemia (in patients with renal impairment). Paralytic ileus.

Pregnancy & Lactation

Pregnancy category- A.

Precautions

Colostomy, ileostomy; electrolyte imbalance. Monitor for toxicity in patients with impaired renal function. Pregnancy.

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