MILK OF MAGNESIA Oral Suspension

Active ingredients: Magnesium hydroxide

Product name and form

Phillips' Milk of Magnesia.

Pharmaceutical Form

Oral Suspension.

Qualitative and quantitative composition

Magnesium Hydroxide BP 415 mg per 5 ml suspension.

Active Ingredient

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.

List of Excipients

Sodium Hydrogen Carbonate EP
Oil of Peppermint EP
Glycerol EP
Sodium Saccharin EP
Purified Water EP

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.

Marketing authorization holder

Omega Pharma Ltd., 1st Floor, 32 Vauxhall Bridge Road, LONDON, SW1V 2SA, United Kingdom

Marketing authorization dates and numbers

PL 02855/0072

22nd March 1999