Milk of magnesia is a mint flavoured oral suspension used to relieve stomach discomfort, including indigestion, heartburn and trapped wind.
It may also be used as a laxative to treat bouts of short term constipation. It is suitable for adults and children over the age of three.
Phillips’ milk of magnesia relieves indigestion and symptoms of upset stomach by neutralising the acid in your stomach.
This medicine can be taken on its own, or with milk or water. It is important to drink plenty of fluid throughout your treatment. For oral use only.
Shake the bottle well before each dose. Measure each dose with the dosing cup provided.
For the treatment of indigestion symptoms in adults, the recommended dose is one or two 5ml spoonfuls. This dose may be repeated as necessary until the maximum daily dose of twelve 5ml spoonfuls is reached.
The recommended dose for children aged between 3 - 12 is one 5ml spoonfuls, taken up to six times daily.
For the treatment of constipation in adults, the recommended dose is six to nine 5ml spoonfuls taken at bedtime. Repeat nightly until constipation has been treated.
The recommended dose for children (aged 3 - 12) is one - two 5ml spoonfuls taken at bedtime.
If you are treating constipation, do not use for more than three days. If symptoms persist after three consecutive days of use, consult your doctor or GP.
For the treatment of indigestion and stomach discomfort, this medicine may be used for up to 14 days.
Do not exceed the recommended dose.
If you experience any side effects, stop taking this medicine consult your doctor.Please note: You should talk to your doctor before taking milk of magnesia if you have kidney problems, are taking any other medication or are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not take if you are allergic to magnesium hydroxide or any of the following ingredients: Sodium hydrogen carbonate, oil of peppermint, glycerol, sodium saccharin and purified water.
Use within six months of opening.
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