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Milk of Magnesia for Indigestion User Reviews

Milk of Magnesia has an average rating of 7.0 out of 10 from a total of 5 reviews for the treatment of Indigestion. 60% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 20% reported a negative experience.

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7.0/10 average rating

5 ratings from 5 user reviews.

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  • Anon
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • October 20, 2012

"Looking for a product to cut off GERD at early stage, I purchased Phillips Milk of Magnesia 12 oz. bottle that came with a measuring cap. The laxative dose is 2 to 4 Tbsp so I wanted somewhat less than 2 Tbsp for GERD. I assumed that the measuring cap was for medicinal Tbsps as distinguished from kitchenware Tbsps. Only after taking a bit less than 2 capfuls, upon rinsing the cap, did I notice that the cap is faintly marked for 4 Tbsps. I got more than the max recommended laxative dose! The good news is that it takes care of GERD. The other news is that it takes care of everything else starting a few hours later and continuing over an extended period of time. I was pleased with the GERD result but need to find a lower dose."

9 / 10
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  • city_...
  • Taken for 6 months to 1 year
  • June 18, 2013

"Milk of Magnesia caplets and liquid work very well for indigestion in a small dose. Watch out for use on consecutive days because dosage is cumulative. When I took antacid doses on consecutive days, it worked as a mild laxative on the third day. Caplets are easier to handle than liquid, although caplets have a slightly chalky taste. Caplet flavors partially overcome chalky taste. Liquid has a uniquely strange flavor that the manufacturer tries to overcome with flavors."

10 / 10
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  • RRinC...
  • March 9, 2013

"As an antacid, I allow one caplet 311mg. caplet to slowly dissolve in my mouth before bedtime. Although the use instructions say to chew up to 4 caplets for use as an antacid, by allowing a single caplet to slowly dissolve, less MoM is needed and it seems to work better. Its also better for me than liquid because the dose is more accurately controlled and when the caplet is allowed to slowly dissolve."

10 / 10
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  • Asmaa
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • September 28, 2019

"After several hours of taking the milk of magnesia, I started having body itching and some redness on my neck and shoulders."

2 / 10
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  • Boooo...
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • September 20, 2020

"Chalk water for £6. "

4 / 10
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