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Original Formula
Cherry Formula
Mint Formula

Active Ingredient
(in each 5 mL tsp):                                               Purposes

Magnesium hydroxide 400 mg ............ Saline laxative/antacid



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


• relieves: • heartburn • acid indigestion • sour stomach • upset stomach associated with these symptoms


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. Antacids may interact with certain prescription drugs.

When using this product as an antacid, it may have a laxative effect.

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


• you have taken the maximum dose for 2 weeks


If pregnant or 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.

Directions: • do not exceed the maximum recommended daily dose in a 24 hour period

  • shake well before use
  • laxative use:
    • dose may be taken once a day preferably at bedtime, in divided doses, or as directed by a doctor. Drink a full glass (8 oz) of liquid with each laxative dose. Do not use dosage cup for children.
  • antacid use:
    • do not use dosage cup

Age Laxative Antacid
adults and children 12 years and older 2 to 4 tablespoonsful 1 to 3 teaspoonsful every 4 hours up to 4 times a day or as directed by a doctor
children 6 to 11 years 1 to 2 tablespoonsful ask a doctor
children 2 to 5 years 1 to 3 teaspoonsful ask a doctor
children under 2 years ask a doctor ask a doctor

Other Information:

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

Inactive Ingredients:

Phillips' Milk of Magnesia Original Flavor

sodium hypochlorite, water

Phillips' Milk of Magnesia Cherry Flavor

carboxymethylcellulose sodium, citric acid, D&C red #28, flavor, glycerin, microcrystalline cellulose, sodium citrate, sodium hypochlorite, sucrose, water, xanthan gum

Phillips' Milk of Magnesia Fresh Mint

flavor, mineral oil, sodium hypochlorite, sodium saccharin, water

How Supplied:

Original, Fresh Mint and Wild Cherry are available in 4 fl. oz., 12 fl. oz. and 26 fl. oz. bottle. French Vanilla is available in a 12 fl. oz. bottle.


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The product samples shown here have been supplied by the manufacturer. While every effort has been made to assure accurate reproduction, please remember that any visual identification should be considered preliminary. In cases of poisoning or suspected overdosage, the drug's identity should be verified by chemical analysis.