Description

Simple

Clinical

Overview

Magnesium hydroxide is used primarily in "Milk of Magnesia", a white aqueous, mildly alkaline suspension of magnesium hydroxide formulated at about 8%w/v. Milk of magnesia is primarily used to alleviate constipation, but can also be used to relieve indigestion and heartburn. When taken internally by mouth as a laxative, the osmotic force of the magnesia suspension acts to draw fluids from the body and to retain those already within the lumen of the intestine, serving to distend the bowel, thus stimulating nerves within the colon wall, inducing peristalsis and resulting in evacuation of colonic contents.

Pharmacology

Indication

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Pharmacodynamic

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Mechanism of action

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Absorption

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Protein binding

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Volume of distribution

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Clearance

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Half life

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Route of elimination

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Toxicity

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Adverse Effects

Contraindications

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Food Interactions

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Interactions

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  • Paracetamol(acetaminophen)
  • Paxil(paroxetine)
  • Pamelor(nortriptyline)
  • Panadol(acetaminophen)
  • Patanol(olopatadine ophthalmic)
  • Pataday(olopatadine ophthalmic)
  • Parnate(tranylcypromine)
  • Pazeo(olopatadine ophthalmic)
Acetazolamide
The risk or severity of adverse effects can be increased when Acetazolamide is combined with Magnesium cation.
Aclidinium
The therapeutic efficacy of Magnesium cation can be decreased when used in combination with Aclidinium.
Agmatine
The therapeutic efficacy of Magnesium cation can be decreased when used in combination with Agmatine.
Alcuronium
The therapeutic efficacy of Alcuronium can be increased when used in combination with Magnesium cation.
Alfentanil
The therapeutic efficacy of Magnesium cation can be decreased when used in combination with Alfentanil.
Alloin
The risk or severity of adverse effects can be increased when Magnesium cation is combined with Alloin.
Almasilate
The therapeutic efficacy of Magnesium cation can be decreased when used in combination with Almasilate.
Aloglutamol
The therapeutic efficacy of Magnesium cation can be decreased when used in combination with Aloglutamol.
Alphacetylmethadol
The therapeutic efficacy of Magnesium cation can be decreased when used in combination with Alphacetylmethadol.
Alphaprodine
The therapeutic efficacy of Magnesium cation can be decreased when used in combination with Alphaprodine.
Aluminium
The therapeutic efficacy of Magnesium cation can be decreased when used in combination with Aluminium.
Aluminium acetoacetate
The therapeutic efficacy of Magnesium cation can be decreased when used in combination with Aluminium acetoacetate.
Aluminium glycinate
The therapeutic efficacy of Magnesium cation can be decreased when used in combination with Aluminium glycinate.
Aluminium phosphate
The therapeutic efficacy of Magnesium cation can be decreased when used in combination with Aluminium phosphate.
Aluminum hydroxide
The therapeutic efficacy of Magnesium cation can be decreased when used in combination with Aluminum hydroxide.
Amantadine
The therapeutic efficacy of Magnesium cation can be decreased when used in combination with Amantadine.
Amiloride
The risk or severity of adverse effects can be increased when Amiloride is combined with Magnesium cation.
Amiodarone
The therapeutic efficacy of Magnesium cation can be decreased when used in combination with Amiodarone.
Amitriptyline
The therapeutic efficacy of Magnesium cation can be decreased when used in combination with Amitriptyline.
Amlodipine
The therapeutic efficacy of Magnesium cation can be decreased when used in combination with Amlodipine.