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PHILLIPS' MO (Bayer Healthcare)

Lubricant Laxative
Original Formula
Refreshing Mint Formula

Active Ingredients:
(in each 5 mL tsp)                                           Purpose

Magnesium hydroxide 300 mg ................. Saline laxative

Mineral oil 1.25 mL ........................... Lubricant laxative


  • relieves occasional constipation (irregularity)
  • this product usually causes bowel movement in ½ to 6 hours


Do not use

  • in children under 6 years, or if pregnant, bedridden, or have difficulty swallowing
  • if you are presently taking a stool softener laxative

Ask a doctor before use if you have

  • kidney disease
  • stomach pain, nausea, or vomiting
  • a sudden change in bowel habits that lasts over 14 days

Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are taking a prescription drug. This product may interact with certain prescription drugs.

When using this product

  • take only at bedtime. Do not use at any other time or administer to infants, except upon the advice of a physician.
  • do not take with meals

Stop use and ask a doctor if

  • you have rectal bleeding or no bowel movement after using this product. These could be signs of a serious condition.
  • you need to use a laxative for more than 1 week

If breast-feeding, ask a health professional before use.

Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.


  • shake well before use
  • drink a full glass (8 oz) of liquid with each dose
  • do not use dosage cup for children
  • dose may be taken as a single dose, or in divided doses, or as directed by a doctor
  • do not exceed the maximum recommended daily dose in a 24 hour period

adults and children 12 years and older 3 to 4 tablespoonsful
children 6 to 11 years 4 to 6 teaspoonsful
children under 6 years ask a doctor

Other Information • store at room temperature and avoid freezing • keep tightly closed

Inactive Ingredients:

Phillips' MO Original

sodium citrate, sodium hypochlorite, water

Phillips' MO Mint Flavor

flavor, glycerin, microcrystalline cellulose, sodium carboxymethylcellulose, sodium citrate, sodium hypochlorite, sodium saccharin, water

How Supplied:

Original Flavor available in 12 fl. oz. bottle

Mint Flavor available in 12 and 26 fl. oz. bottles

Questions? 1-800-331-4536 or


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Further information

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