what is the dosage for an elderly person
Dosage for magnesium hydroxide is as follows:
Usual Adult Dose for Constipation:
30 to 60 mL orally once a day or in divided doses.
8 tablets orally once a day or in divided doses.
Usual Adult Dose for Dyspepsia:
Initial dose: 5 to 15 mL orally 1 to 4 times a day as needed.
Alternatively, 1 to 3 oral tablets 1 to 4 times a day as needed.
2 to 4 tablets orally every 4 hours as needed up to 4 times in a 24 hour period.
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