Find us on Social Media:

Magnesium Hydroxide and Mineral Oil
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
Answers
askAsk

Magnesium Hydroxide and Mineral Oil Overview

Written by FoundHealth.

(mag NEE zhum hye DROKS ide & MIN er al oyl)

U.S. Brand Names

Phillips'® M-O [OTC]

Pharmacologic Category

Laxative

What key warnings should I know about before taking this medicine?

• This medicine does not mix well with some medicines. Serious reactions may occur. Check all medicines with healthcare provider.

Reasons not to take this medicine

• Do not give this medicine to a child younger than 6 years of age.

• If you have an allergy to magnesium hydroxide, mineral oil, or any other part of this medicine.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are allergic to any medicine. Make sure to tell about the allergy and how it affected you. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other symptoms involved.

• If you have trouble swallowing or are unable to stand or sit up.

• If you are pregnant or may be pregnant.

How does it work?

• Magnesium hydroxide softens the stool by increasing its water content.

• Mineral oil lubricates the intestinal tract.

• It softens the stool.

How is it best taken?

• Take this medicine at bedtime. Do not lie down while taking this medicine.

• Take this medicine on an empty stomach. Take 1 hour before or 2 hours after meals.

• Shake well before use.

• Drink plenty of noncaffeine-containing liquid unless told to drink less liquid by healthcare provider.

What do I do if I miss a dose? (does not apply to patients in the hospital)

• Many times this medicine is taken on an as needed basis.

What should I monitor?

• Change in condition being treated. Is it better, worse, or about the same?

How should I store this medicine?

• Store at room temperature.

General statements

• If you have a life-threatening allergy, wear allergy identification at all times.

• Do not share your medicine with others and do not take anyone else's medicine.

• Keep all medicine out of the reach of children and pets.

• Most medicines can be thrown away in household trash after mixing with coffee grounds or kitty litter and sealing in a plastic bag.

• Keep a list of all your medicines (prescription, natural products, supplements, vitamins, over-the-counter) with you. Give this list to healthcare provider (doctor, nurse, nurse practitioner, pharmacist, physician assistant).

• Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or in Canada to Health Canada's Canada Vigilance Program at 1-866-234-2345.

• Talk with healthcare provider before starting any new medicine, including over-the-counter, natural products, or vitamins.

Created: 2005-04-07 16:56:13.0

Modified: 2010-03-09 08:23:24.0

Lexi-PALS TM © (1977)-(2007) Lexi-Comp, Inc. All rights reserved.

 
Share

0 Comments

No one has made any comments yet. Be the first!

Your Comment