MAGNESIUM HYDROXIDE MIXTURE BP
Active substance(s): MAGNESIUM HYDROXIDE PASTE CONCENTRATED / MAGNESIUM HYDROXIDE PASTE CONCENTRATED / MAGNESIUM HYDROXIDE PASTE CONCENTRATED
What the medicine is for
How to use the medicine
Take the suspension by mouth.
SHAKE THE BOTTLE.
Adults, the elderly and children
over 12 years:
Before you take the medicine….
As an antacid
Do not use the medicine if you have…. • Take 1 or 2 x 5ml spoonfuls with a
• An allergy to any of the ingredients listed.
little water when required.
• Severe kidney failure.
As a laxative
• A severe stomach or bowel condition.
• Take 5 to 10 x 5ml spoonfuls
• Or give to children under 12 years old.
(25 - 50ml) in a glass of water at
! Talk to your doctor if you have….
Do not give to children under 12 years
• Kidney or liver problems.
• Or you are elderly or weak as you may react
If constipation persists ask your
differently to this medicine.
! Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you !doctor
If you accidentally take too much
are taking any other medicines as
see a doctor straight away.
Magnesium Hydroxide Mixture is an antacid,
which in larger doses acts as a laxative.
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By reporting side effects you can
help provide more information on
the safety of this medicine.
Storing the medicine
Do not store above 25°C. Do not allow to freeze.
Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
Use by the date shown on the label.
Active ingredient per 5ml: magnesium hydroxide
paste concentrated 1.325g.
Also contains: sodium benzoate (E211) and purified
What the medicine looks like
Magnesium Hydroxide Mixture is a white suspension.
For symptomatic relief of
This label was last revised in May 2017
flatulence, heartburn, dyspepsia
Manufactured by the licence
Possible side effects
holder Thornton and Ross
For relief of occasional constipation.
• You should avoid taking other medicines at the May cause diarrhoea and colic.
same time as this medicine if possible. Allow
If you have any side effects, stop use HD7 5QH, UK.
3 hours between taking this and your other
and tell your doctor or pharmacist.
medicines to reduce the possibility of
Reporting of side effects
interaction. Talk to your doctor if unsure.
If you get any side effects, talk to
! Pregnant or breastfeeding
your doctor, pharmacist or nurse.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before using This includes any possible side
this medicine if you are pregnant, might be pregnant effects not listed in this leaflet. You
or are breastfeeding. Magnesium Hydroxide Mixture can also report side effects directly
should not be used in pregnancy or breastfeeding
via the Yellow Card Scheme at:
unless the doctor has told you to do so.
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Magnesium Hydroxide Mixture B.P.
Point Sizes Used
Landscape single ply label
PANTONE 424 C
PANTONE 287 C
PANTONE 2725 C
80 x 185mm
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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
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