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Milk of Magnesia by RIJ Pharmaceutical Corporation

Medically reviewed on April 30, 2018

Dosage form: liquid
Ingredients: MAGNESIUM HYDROXIDE 1200mg in 15mL
Labeler: RIJ Pharmaceutical Corporation
NDC Code: 53807-125

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Drug Facts

Active Ingredient (in each 15 mL Tablespoon)

Magnesium Hydroxide 1200 mg


Saline laxative

relieves occasional constipation (irregularity).
This product generally produces bowel movement in ½ to 6 hours.


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 more than 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 one 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.

do not exceed the maximum recommended daily dose in a 24 hour period
shake well before 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 dose
mL = milliliter, TBSP = Tablespoonful

adults and children 12 years and older

30 mL (2 TBSP) to 60 mL (4 TBSP)

children 6 to 11 years

15 mL (1 TBSP) to 30 mL (2 TBSP)

children under 6 years

ask a doctor

Other information
TAMPER EVIDENT: Do not use if breakaway band on cap is broken or missing.
Store at room temperature 15º - 30ºC (59º - 86ºF)
keep tightly closed
keep from freezing
each tablespoon (15 mL) contains: magnesium 498 mg
each tablespoon (15 mL) contains: sodium 3 mg

Inactive ingredients

citric acid, purified water, sodium hypochlorite

Principal Display Panel

magnesium hydroxide liquid
Product Information
Product TypeHUMAN OTC DRUGItem Code (Source)NDC:53807-125
Route of AdministrationORALDEA Schedule    
Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
Ingredient NameBasis of StrengthStrength
Inactive Ingredients
Ingredient NameStrength
Product Characteristics
ColorWHITE (opaque) Score    
FlavorImprint Code
#Item CodePackage Description
1NDC:53807-125-12355 mL in 1 BOTTLE
2NDC:53807-125-16473 mL in 1 BOTTLE
3NDC:53807-125-283785 mL in 1 BOTTLE
Marketing Information
Marketing CategoryApplication Number or Monograph CitationMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
OTC monograph not finalpart33403/16/1999
Labeler - RIJ Pharmaceutical Corporation (144679156)
RIJ Pharmaceutical Corporation144679156manufacture(53807-125)

RIJ Pharmaceutical Corporation

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