Magnesium Hydroxide is a Medicine belongs to Gastrointestinal drug group whose information about Brand can be referenced from   Book :    Page :   Edition : , Martindale    Page : 1857   Edition : 38,

  ►   Brandname : Mucaine-Gel, Tricaine-MPS, Milk of Magnesia, Dulcolax

  ►  Strength : Suspension with 400  mg/5mL, Suspension with 800  mg/5mL, Tablet with   , Mixture with   , Oral Emulsion with   ,

Reference of this Medicine for its Strength can be taken from   Book : Basic & Clinical pharmacology    Page : 1112   Edition : 12, Martindale    Page : 1857   Edition : 38,
A Route of administration in pharmacology and toxicology is the path by which a drug, fluid, poison, or other substance is taken into the body. Routes of administration are generally classified by the location at which the substance is applied. Common examples include oral and intravenous administration.

  ►  Route of administration : Oral,
Reference :-   Book : Martindale    Page : 1857   Edition : 38,

Dosing of Medicine differ in Adult & Pediatrics ↓


Adult Dose

S.No Ailment   Route   Dose Min   Dose Max   Unit   Dosage Form   Frequency   Additional Info
1 Antacid Oral Up to 1 gm It is often given with aluminium-containing antacids such as aluminium hydroxide; Magnesium hydroxide is also given as an osmotic laxative in oral doses of about 2 to 5 g.

Ref :-  Book : Martindale    Page : 1857   Edition : 38,




Pediatric Dose

S.No Ailment   Age Min   Age Max   Weight ( Kg ) Route   Dose Min   Dose Max   Unit   Dosage Form   Frequency  Additional Info  

Ref :- Book :
►  Side Effect : Hypermagnesemia (In patients with renal failure), diarrhea,
Ref :-   Book : Principle of Pharmacology (The Pathophysiologic Basis of Drug Therapy)    Page : 818   Edition : 3,

►  Drug Interaction : Drug interaction of Magnesium Hydroxide is with Antacid ,  NA

  ►    Mechanism of Drug Drug Interaction :  Antacids, including magnesium salts, interact with many other drugs both by alterations in gastric pH and emptying, and by formation of complexes that are not absorbed. Interactions can be minimized by giving the antacid and any other medications 2 to 3 hours apart. ,
Ref :-   Book : Martindale    Page : 1857   Edition : 38,


►  Contraindication : Hypersensitivity to magnesium hydroxide,
Ref :-   Book : Principle of Pharmacology (The Pathophysiologic Basis of Drug Therapy)    Page : 818   Edition : 3,
  ►  Mechanism of Action :   Neutrize gastric acid.,
Ref :-   Book : Principle of Pharmacology (The Pathophysiologic Basis of Drug Therapy)    Page : 818   Edition : 3,

Pathway of Dietry Product


​   ► Act.Comp / Nutrient / Food / Herb as follows :- NA


Dietry Substance Interactions


​   ► This Medicine interact with :- NA



ContraIndication Dietry Substance


​   ► This Medicine contraindicate with :- NA

►   Route of Elimination :   NA


►    Plasma Half-life :
  Min value :-   NA    Max value :-   NA


►    Peak Plasma Concentration :   Min value :-   NA    Max value :-   NA