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MILK OF MAGNESIA ORIGINAL by Preferred Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Medically reviewed on December 13, 2017

Dosage form: liquid
Ingredients: MAGNESIUM HYDROXIDE 1200mg in 15mL
Labeler: Preferred Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
NDC Code: 68788-9771

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Active ingredient (in each 15 mL tablespoonful)

Magnesium hydroxide 1200 mg

Purpose

Saline laxative

Uses
relieves occasional constipation (irregularity)
generally produces bowel movement in 1/2 to 6 hours

Warnings

Ask a doctor before use if you have

kidney disease
a magnesium-restricted diet
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.

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 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
shake well before use
do not exceed the maximum recommended daily dose in a 24 hour period
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 dose

adults and children 12 years and older

2 to 4 tablespoonfuls (TBSP)

children 6 to 11 years

1 to 2 tablespoonfuls (TBSP)

children under 6 years

ask a doctor

Other information
each 15 mL tablespoonful contains: magnesium 500 mg
store at room temperature and avoid freezing
close cap tightly after use
TAMPER-EVIDENT: Do not use if imprinted neckband is missing or broken.

Inactive ingredients

purified water, sodium hypochlorite

package Label

GERICARE

NDC 68788-9771

Milk of Magnesia

Saline Laxative

effective overnight relief

cramp free

stimulant free

sugar free

compare to the active ingredient of Phillips' milk of magnesia

original flavor

12 FL OZ (355 mL)

MILK OF MAGNESIA ORIGINAL 
magnesium hydroxide liquid
Product Information
Product TypeHUMAN OTC DRUGItem Code (Source)NDC:68788-9771(NDC:57896-649)
Route of AdministrationORALDEA Schedule    
Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
Ingredient NameBasis of StrengthStrength
MAGNESIUM HYDROXIDE (MAGNESIUM CATION) MAGNESIUM HYDROXIDE1200 mg  in 15 mL
Inactive Ingredients
Ingredient NameStrength
WATER 
SODIUM HYPOCHLORITE 
Packaging
#Item CodePackage Description
1NDC:68788-9771-4473 mL in 1 BOTTLE
Marketing Information
Marketing CategoryApplication Number or Monograph CitationMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
OTC monograph finalpart33107/26/2012
Labeler - Preferred Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (791119022)
Registrant - Preferred Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (791119022)
Establishment
NameAddressID/FEIOperations
Preferred Pharmaceuticals, Inc.791119022RELABEL(68788-9771)

 
Preferred Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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