magnesium hydroxide-cascara sagrada- oral, Milk of Magnesia W/Cascara


BRAND NAME(S): Milk of Magnesia W/Cascara

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USES: This medication is used for the short-term treatment of constipation or to empty the bowel before bowel or stomach procedures.

HOW TO USE: Take by mouth, generally once daily, as needed or as directed by your doctor. Do not exceed the maximum recommended dose. Consult your doctor or pharmacist. Do not use this medication for more than 7 days unless directed by your doctor. Do not use this medication if you have had a change in bowel habits for longer than 2 weeks or if there is blood in your stool. Instead, consult your doctor or pharmacist. Long-term use of laxatives may lead to laxative dependence, chronic constipation, loss of normal bowel function and damage to the bowel. Overuse of laxatives may cause persistent diarrhea, dehydration and body mineral problems. The magnesium hydroxide in this product may interfere with the absorption of other drugs you may take. Take this product at least 2 hours before or 2 hours after you take these medications: tetracycline antibiotics (e.g., doxycycline, tetracycline); quinolone antibiotics (e.g., ciprofloxacin); azole antifungal drugs (e.g., ketoconazole); seizure drugs (e.g., phenytoin); dexamethasone, indomethacin, digoxin, iron/multivitamin supplements or sodium polystyrene sulfonate. Consult your pharmacist.

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