Milk of magnesia is a Medicine belongs to Laxative Drugs group whose information about Brand can be referenced from   Book : Basic & Clinical pharmacology    Page : 1112   Edition : 12,    Page :   Edition : ,

  ►   Brandname : Milk of magnesia,Epsom Salt,Cremaffin Plus

  ►  Strength : Suspension with 400/5  mg/ml, Suspension with 800/5  mg/ml,

Reference of this Medicine for its Strength can be taken from   Book : Basic & Clinical pharmacology    Page : 1112   Edition : 12,
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 As antacid Oral 1 gm
2 Osmotic laxative Oral 2 5 gm

Ref :-  Book : Martindale    Page : 1857   Edition : 37,




Pediatric Dose

S.No Ailment   Age Min   Age Max   Weight ( Kg ) Route   Dose Min   Dose Max   Unit   Dosage Form   Frequency  Additional Info  
1 Constipation > 1 Month Oral 1 3 ml/kg Suspension

Ref :- Book : Nelson's textbook of Pediatrics    Page : 74   Edition : 19,
►  Side Effect : diarrhea, gastrointestinal irritation, hypermagnesaemia, respiratory depression, loss of deep tendon reflexes, nausea, vomiting, Flushing of the skin, thirst, hypotension, drowsiness, Confusion, slurred speech, double vision, muscle weakness, bradycardia, coma, cardiac arrest, peripheral vasodilatation, mild gastric intolerance, aphthous ulceration,
Ref :-   Book : Martindale    Page : 1789,1857   Edition : 38, Martindale    Page : 663   Edition : 37,

►  Drug Interaction : Drug interaction of Milk of magnesia is with NA

  ►    Mechanism of Drug Drug Interaction :  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 minimised by giving the antacid and any other medications 2 to 3 hours apart.,
Ref :-   Book : Martindale    Page : 1789   Edition : 37,


►  Contraindication : heart block , renal impairment, myasthenia gravis, diarrhoea,
Ref :-   Book : Martindale    Page : 1789   Edition : 38,
  ►  Mechanism of Action :   It is an antacid that neutralise HCL. ,
Ref :-   Book : Martindale    Page : 1789   Edition : 37,

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