MILK OF MAGNESIA Oral Suspension (2013)
Active ingredients: Magnesium hydroxide
Product Name and Form
Phillips' Milk of Magnesia.
Qualitative and Quantitative Composition
Magnesium Hydroxide BP 415 mg per 5 ml suspension.
Magnesium hydroxide is practically insoluble in water and solution is not effected until the hydroxide reacts with hydrochloric acid in the stomach to form magnesium chloride. Its neutralising action is almost equal to that of sodium bicarbonate. When the dose is in excess of that required to neutralise the acid the intragastric pH may reach pH 8 or 9. Acid rebound following magnesium hydroxide is clinically insignificant. Magnesium hydroxide has an indirect cathartic effect resulting from water retention in the intestinal lumen.
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Pack sizes and Marketing
Blue HDPE bottles with white HDPE screw turn tamper evident inner cap and external click on dosing cap. Pack size 100ml and 200ml.
Omega Pharma Ltd., 1st Floor, 32 Vauxhall Bridge Road, LONDON, SW1V 2SA, United Kingdom
22nd March 1999