Gastrointestinal

Milk of Magnesia - Cherry-Flavoured

Uses

Cherry-flavoured Milk of Magnesia is an antacid and laxative used for the relief of stomach upset and occasional constipation.

Dosage/directions for use

Directions: Shake well before use. Each dose should be followed by a full glass (250 mL or 8 ounces) of water or another liquid. Oral dosage produces bowel movement in 1/2 to 6 hours.

ANTACID:

Adults: 1 to 4 teaspoonfuls (5-20 mL).

LAXATIVE:

Adults: 2 to 4 tablespoonfuls (30-60 mL).

Children 6 to 12 years: 1 to 2 tablespoonfuls (15-30 mL).

Children 2 to 6 years: 1 teaspoonful to 1 tablespoonful (5-15 mL).

Children under 2 years: Consult a physician.


Ingredients

Each mL of this product contains: 80 mg of magnesium hydroxide.

Non-medicinal ingredients: Cherry flavour, D&C red #28, glycerin, potassium sorbate, propylene glycol, purified water and sorbitol.

Sucrose-free.


Storage

Store between 15oC and 30oC.

KEEP OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN.


Precautions

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Persons suffering from kidney disease or on tetracycline should consult their physician before using this product.

Overuse or extended use may cause dependence for bowel function. Do not take for more than 2 weeks unless directed by a physician.

Do not take within 2 hours of another medicine, since the desired effect of that medicine may be reduced.

Do not use in the presence of fever, nausea, vomiting or abdominal pain.

If symptoms persist for more than 1 week, consult a physician.