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Drugs reference index «Phillips' Milk of Magnesia Chewable Tablets»

Phillips' Milk of Magnesia Chewable Tablets

Generic Name: Magnesium Hydroxide (mag-NEE-zee-um)Brand Name: Phillips' Milk of Magnesia

Phillips' Milk of Magnesia Chewable Tablets are used for:

Treating acid indigestion, heartburn, sour stomach, and constipation. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Phillips' Milk of Magnesia Chewable Tablets are an antacid. It works by neutralizing the acid in the stomach and by stimulating the bowels to move.

Do NOT use Phillips' Milk of Magnesia Chewable Tablets if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in Phillips' Milk of Magnesia Chewable Tablets

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

Before using Phillips' Milk of Magnesia Chewable Tablets:

Some medical conditions may interact with Phillips' Milk of Magnesia Chewable Tablets. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
  • if you have appendicitis, stomach pain, a blockage of your bowels, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, kidney problems, rectal bleeding of unknown cause, or if you have had bowel surgery

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Phillips' Milk of Magnesia Chewable Tablets. Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:

  • Anticoagulants (eg, warfarin) because the risk of their side effects may be increased by Phillips' Milk of Magnesia Chewable Tablets
  • Azole antifungals (eg, ketoconazole), bisphosphonates (eg, alendronate), cation exchange resins (eg, sodium polystyrene sulfonate), cephalosporins (eg, cephalexin), mycophenolate, penicillamine, quinolone antibiotics (eg, ciprofloxacin), or tetracyclines (eg, doxycycline) because their effectiveness may be decreased by Phillips' Milk of Magnesia Chewable Tablets

This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Phillips' Milk of Magnesia Chewable Tablets may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use Phillips' Milk of Magnesia Chewable Tablets:

Use Phillips' Milk of Magnesia Chewable Tablets as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Take Phillips' Milk of Magnesia Chewable Tablets by mouth with or without food. Take Phillips' Milk of Magnesia Chewable Tablets with a full glass of water (8 oz/240 mL).
  • Chew thoroughly before swallowing.
  • If you miss a dose of Phillips' Milk of Magnesia Chewable Tablets, take it as soon as you remember. Continue to take it as directed by your doctor or on the package label.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Phillips' Milk of Magnesia Chewable Tablets.

Important safety information:

  • Phillips' Milk of Magnesia Chewable Tablets usually causes a bowel movement within 30 minutes to 6 hours of using it. If you do not have a bowel movement after using Phillips' Milk of Magnesia Chewable Tablets, contact your doctor.
  • Do NOT take more than the recommended dose or use for longer than prescribed without checking with your doctor.
  • If your symptoms do not get better within 1 week or if they get worse, check with your doctor.
  • Phillips' Milk of Magnesia Chewable Tablets should not be used in CHILDREN younger than 3 years old; safety and effectiveness in children have not been confirmed.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: It is unknown if Phillips' Milk of Magnesia Chewable Tablets can cause harm to the fetus. If you become pregnant while taking Phillips' Milk of Magnesia Chewable Tablets, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using Phillips' Milk of Magnesia Chewable Tablets while pregnant. It is not known if Phillips' Milk of Magnesia Chewable Tablets are found in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you are using Phillips' Milk of Magnesia Chewable Tablets, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.

Possible side effects of Phillips' Milk of Magnesia Chewable Tablets:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Diarrhea.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); loss of appetite; muscle weakness; nausea; slow reflexes; vomiting.

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center ( http://www.aapcc.org), or emergency room immediately. Symptoms may include diarrhea; stomach cramps.

Proper storage of Phillips' Milk of Magnesia Chewable Tablets:

Store Phillips' Milk of Magnesia Chewable Tablets at 77 degrees F (25 degrees C). Brief storage at temperatures between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C) is permitted. Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Phillips' Milk of Magnesia Chewable Tablets out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about Phillips' Milk of Magnesia Chewable Tablets, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Phillips' Milk of Magnesia Chewable Tablets are to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
  • If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.

This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Phillips' Milk of Magnesia Chewable Tablets. If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.

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