MAGNESIUM HYDROXIDE MIXTURE BP
Active substance(s): MAGNESIUM HYDROXIDE PASTE CONCENTRATED
Mixture should not be used in pregnancy
Magnesium Hydroxide Mixture is an antacid, which in or breastfeeding unless the doctor has
told you to do so.
larger doses acts as a laxative.
Read all the label before use.
What the medicine is for
Before you take the medicine….
Do not use the medicine if you have….
• An allergy to any of the ingredients listed.
• Severe kidney failure. • A severe stomach or bowel
condition. • Or give to children under 12 years old.
! Talk to your doctor if you have….
• Kidney or liver problems. • Or you are elderly or
weak as you may react differently to this medicine.
For symptomatic relief of
flatulence, heartburn, dyspepsia
For relief of occasional constipation.
In small children use of magnesium hydroxide may
cause hypermagnesemia particularly if they have
renal impairment or dehydration.
! Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you are
taking any other medicines as antacids can
interfere with their action....
• You should avoid taking other medicines at the same
time as this medicine if possible. Some medicines
may be affected by magnesium hydroxide or they
may affect how well magnesium will work. Tell your
doctor or pharmacist if you are already taking
salicylates. Allow 3 hours between taking this and
your other medicines to reduce the possibility of
interaction. Talk to your doctor if unsure.
! Pregnant or breastfeeding
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before using
this medicine if you are pregnant, might be pregnant or
How to use the medicine
Take the suspension by mouth.
SHAKE THE BOTTLE.
Adults, the elderly and children over
12 years: As an antacid
• Take 1 or 2 x 5ml spoonfuls with a
little water when required.
As a laxative
• Take 5 to 10 x 5ml spoonfuls
(25 - 50ml) in a glass of water at
Do not give to children under 12 years old.
If constipation persists ask your doctor
! If you accidentally take too much
see a doctor straight away.
Possible side effects
Like all medicines, this medicine can
cause side effects, although not
everybody gets them. Very rare side
effects (may affect up to 1 in 10,000
people): Hypermagnesemia. This was
seen after prolonged administration to
patients with renal impairment. Other
side effects (frequency cannot be
estimated from the available data):
Abdominal pain, diarrhoea, colic. If you
have any side effects, stop use and
tell your doctor or pharmacist.
Reporting of side effects
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If you get any side effects, talk to
your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible
side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side
effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at
www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard or search for 'MHRA Yellow
Card' in the Google Play or Apple App Store. 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
Also contains: sodium benzoate
(E211) and purified water.
What the medicine looks like
Magnesium Hydroxide Mixture
is a white suspension.
This label was last revised in
Manufactured by the licence
holder Thornton and Ross Ltd.,
HD7 5QH, UK.
Point Sizes Used
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