- What type of reaction occurs between milk of magnesia and gastric acid?
- Which chemical is present in milk of magnesia?
- When milk of magnesia reacts with acetic acid it produces what?
- Is Milk of Magnesia the best laxative?
- How do you take Phillips Milk of Magnesia?
- Does Phillips Milk of Magnesia need to be refrigerated?
- What happens if you take milk of magnesia every day?
- What is a safe laxative to use daily?
- How do you force poop out?
- When should I go to ER for impacted bowel?
What type of reaction occurs between milk of magnesia and gastric acid?
Which chemical is present in milk of magnesia?
When milk of magnesia reacts with acetic acid it produces what?
The acid-base neutralization reaction between the magnesium hydroxide and acetic acid progresses until one runs out (vinegar in all but the last addition). As the vinegar reacts the pH of the solution increases, resulting in the color change. Once all of the vinegar reacts, equilibrium is reestablished.
Is Milk of Magnesia the best laxative?
Summary. Milk of magnesia is a well-known and effective laxative for the short-term treatment of constipation. People should not use milk of magnesia for more than 7 days at a time for constipation or 14 days at a time for other digestive issues.
How do you take Phillips Milk of Magnesia?
Take this product by mouth as directed. For the chewable form, chew thoroughly before swallowing. For the liquid form, shake the bottle well before each dose. Carefully measure the dose using a special measuring device/spoon.
Does Phillips Milk of Magnesia need to be refrigerated?
No. Phillips’® Milk of Magnesia should not be refrigerated at any time and must not be frozen. Simply keep the cap tightly secured and store at room temperature.
What happens if you take milk of magnesia every day?
Milk of magnesia is quite safe and can be taken daily without problems by patients with occasional constipation, heartburn, or dyspepsia. The most common side effect is diarrhea, although this is the desired effect for patients with constipation.
What is a safe laxative to use daily?
In general, bulk-forming laxatives, also referred to as fiber supplements, are the gentlest on your body and safest to use long term. Metamucil and Citrucel fall into this category.
How do you force poop out?
The following quick treatments can help induce a bowel movement in a few hours.
- Take a fiber supplement.
- Eat a serving of high-fiber food.
- Drink a glass of water.
- Take a laxative stimulant.
- Take an osmotic.
- Try a lubricant laxative.
- Use a stool softener.
- Try an enema.
When should I go to ER for impacted bowel?
“It would be an emergency if you hadn’t had a bowel movement for a prolonged time, and you’re also experiencing major bloating or severe abdominal pain,” notes Dr. Zutshi. Slight symptoms will not take you to the emergency room. You should go to the emergency room if your symptoms are severe.