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Milk of Magnesia + Liquid Paraffin

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Milk of Magnesia + Liquid Paraffin Uses

Milk of Magnesia+Liquid Paraffin is used in the treatment of constipation.

How Milk of Magnesia + Liquid Paraffin works

Milk of Magnesia + Liquid Paraffin is a combination of two laxatives (stool softeners): Milk of magnesia and liquid paraffin, which relieves constipation. Milk of magnesia works by drawing water into the intestine through osmosis, while liquid paraffin has lubricant properties which help retain water and fat in the stools. Together, they make the stool soft and slippery making it easier to pass.

Common side effects of Milk of Magnesia + Liquid Paraffin

Diarrhea
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Frequently asked questions for Milk of Magnesia + Liquid Paraffin

Milk of Magnesia + Liquid Paraffin

Q. What all should I tell my doctor before taking Milk of Magnesia+Liquid Paraffin?

Before taking Milk of Magnesia+Liquid Paraffin, inform your doctor about all the medical problems and medicines you are taking. Milk of Magnesia+Liquid Paraffin should be used cautiously in patients with kidney problems. It should also be used with caution in pregnant or breastfeeding women.

Q. Can the use of Milk of Magnesia+Liquid Paraffin cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of Milk of Magnesia+Liquid Paraffin can cause diarrhea. In case of diarrhea, drink plenty of water or other fluids. Talk to your doctor if diarrhea persists and you notice any signs of dehydration, like less urination with dark colored and strong-smelling urine. Do not take any other medicine without consulting your doctor.

Q. Will a higher than the recommended dose of Milk of Magnesia+Liquid Paraffin be more effective?

No, taking a higher than the recommended dose may not be more effective, rather it may increase the chances of having serious side effects and toxicity. If the recommended doses do not relieve your symptoms or there is an increased severity of your symptoms, please consult your doctor.

Q. What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Milk of Magnesia+Liquid Paraffin?

Keep this medicine in the container it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

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