As a laxative it relieves occasional constipation (irregularity). This product generally produces bowel movement in 1/2 to 6 hours. As an antacid it relieves acid indigestion, sour stomach and heartburn.
Shake well before using. FOR LAXATIVE USE: Adults/Children 12 years and older: 2-4 tablespoonsful (TBSP) at bedtime or upon arising, followed by a full glass (8 oz.) of liquid. Children: DO NOT USE DOSAGE CUP. 6-11 Years: 1-2 tablespoonsful, followed by a full glass (8 oz.) of liquid. 2-5 years: 1-3 teaspoonsful, followed by a full glass (8 oz.) of liquid. Under 2 years: Consult a doctor. FOR ANTACID USE: DO NOT USE DOSAGE CUP. Adults/Children 12 years and older: 1-3 teaspoonsful with a little water, up to 4 times a day or as directed by a doctor.
As with any drug, if you are pregnant or nursing a baby, seek the advice of a health professional before using this product. Keep this and all drugs out of the reach of children. In case of accidental overdose, seek professional assistance or contact a poison control center immediately. Drug Interaction Precaution: Antacids may interact with certain prescription drugs. If you are presently taking a prescription drug, do not take this product without checking with your doctor or other health professional. LAXATIVE WARNINGS: Do not take any laxative if abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting or kidney disease are present unless directed by a doctor. If you have noticed a sudden change in bowel habits persisting for over 2 weeks, consult a doctor before using a laxative. Laxative products should not be used for a period longer than 1 week, unless directed by a doctor. Rectal bleeding or failure to have a bowel movement after use of a laxative may indicate a serious condition. Discontinue use and consult your doctor. ANTACID WARNINGS: Do not take more than the maximum recommended daily dosage in a 24 hour period (See Directions), or use the maximum dosage of this product for more than two weeks, or use this product if you have kidney disease, except under the advice and supervision of a doctor. May have laxative effect.
Per Teaspoon (5 mL): Magnesium Hydroxide 400 mg