Milk Of Magnesia - 200ml

Milk Of Magnesia - 200ml
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Milk Of Magnesia - 200ml

This medicine has both a laxative and an antacid action.

Milk of Magnesia - 200ml

About Phillips Milk of Magnesia and how it works

This medicine has both a laxative and an antacid action. It helps relieve the symptoms associated with excess acid such as flatulence, heartburn, and indigestion as well as constipation that occurs occasionally.

Magnesium hydroxide works as an antacid by neutralising excess acid in the stomach, and relieves symptoms of excess acid such as stomach discomfort, indigestion, heartburn and flatulence. Magnesium hydroxide when used as a laxative works by absorbing water into the stool and increases the volume and water content of stools. The stools become softer and are easy to pass.

This medicine is available in the form of a liquid which is taken by mouth. You may take this medicine with milk or water.

It is best to take this medicine at night time if you are taking it for its laxative effect.

Make sure you drink plenty of fluids while you are taking this medicine.

As this medicine may be used to relieve hyperacidity symptoms or constipation, it is important that you take the appropriate dose to treat your condition.

If you are taking this medicine for its laxative effect, do not take this medicine continuously for more than three days. If you are taking this medicine for its antacid effect, do not take this medicine continuously for more than 14 days.

If you get diarrhoea, stop taking this medicine immediately. Consult your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or if they get worse during treatment with this medicine.

Before using Phillips Milk of Magnesia

This medicine may not be suitable for everyone and some people must never take it. Check the leaflet that comes with your medicine to make sure that the medicine is suitable before taking it.

Always get advice from a healthcare professional before taking this medicine if:

  • you are allergic or sensitive to or have had a reaction to any of the ingredients in the medicine
  • this medicine is for a child under three years of age
  • you have kidney problems
  • you have persistent stomach pain
  • you need to take a laxative daily

Medicines interactions

If you are taking more than one medicine they may interact with each other. Before taking this medicine consult your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines including vitamins, supplements and herbal or complementary preparations.

The following medicines may interact with this medicine:

  • tetracycline
  • digoxin
  • dicoumerol
  • cimetidine
  • ibuprofen
  • penicillamine
  • bisphosphonates
  • ketoconazole
  • salicylates
  • sodium polystyrene sulphonate

Possible side effects of Phillips Milk of Magnesia

Most medicines can cause some side-effects but not everyone taking the same medicine will get the same side-effects.

The following side-effects have been associated with people taking this medicine:

  • diarrhoea - stop taking this medicine immediately if you have diarrhoea
  • abnormally high levels of magnesium in the body in people with kidney problems can cause toxic effects

Pregnancy and breast-feeding

If you are trying to become pregnant, are pregnant, or are breast-feeding, you should seek medical advice before taking this medicine.

Other important information

Make sure that you read the leaflet that comes with your medicine to check what dose you should take and if there is anything that you need to do if you take more than the recommended dose. If you are in any doubt about whether this medicine is suitable for you, speak to your doctor or pharmacist.

This medicine may affect the absorption of other medicines if taken at the same time. If you are taking other medicines you should take not take them at the same time as this medicine but at least 2-3 hours apart.

You must dispose of the bottle and any remaining contents six months after opening it. It is a good idea to make a note of the date when you first opened it.

Keep all medicines out of the sight and reach of children.

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Some products marked as pharmacy only items may be subject to age restrictions and may not be suitable for use by everyone.

Always read the label or patient information leafet before taking any medication and if you are unsure speak to your pharmacist.

Delivery Information

Standard Delivery (2 to 5 Working Days) Royal Mail - 2.95*

Orders dispatched using Standard Delivery can take between 2 to 5 working days to arrive.

Standard Delivery orders are dispatched using the Royal Mail Tracked Service.

This is a priority service with a tracking number so you can follow the progress of you order on its journey to you. You will be required to sign for the parcel so please ensure that you are available at you delivery address between 9am and 5pm on your expected delivery day. (see Tracking My order)

*Standard Delivery is FREE for orders over £50.

*For orders of less than 50 there will be a delivery charge of 2.95

Next Day Delivery (Next Working Day)* Starting at 6.95

This is our express delivery option and orders placed before 2pm Monday to Friday will be dispatched on the same day using Royal Mail Next day service, for a guaranteed Next Working Day Delivery.

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Delivery Terms and Conditions

If your order is returned to us by Royal Mail because either you have failed to collect or re-arrange delivery for you item or you have provided us with an inaccurate delivery address, a handling charge of £2.95 may be payable.

Next Day Delivery Prices

 Weight (KG) Price
 0.00 - 0.50 6.95
 0.50 - 1.00 8.95
 1.00 - 2.00 12.95
 2.00 - 10.00 39.95

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