Milk of magnesia liquid

Drug facts

Active ingredient (in each 15 mL Tablespoon)

Magnesium hydroxide USP 1200 mg


Saline laxative


relieves occasional constipation (irregularity). This product usually produces bowel movement in to 6 hours.


Ask a doctor before use if you have

  • kidney disease
  • a magnesium-restricted diet
  • stomach pain, nausea, or vomiting
  • a sudden change in bowel habits that lasts over 14 days

Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you aretaking a prescription drug. This product may interact with certain prescription drugs.

Stop use and ask a doctor if

  • you have rectal bleeding or no bowel movement after using this product. These could be signs of a serious condition.
  • you need to use a laxative for more than 1 week.

If pregnant or breast-feeding,ask a health professional before use.

Keep out of reach of children.

In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center (1-800-222-1222) right away.


  • do not exceed the maximum recommended daily dose in a 24 hour period
  • shake well before use
  • dose may be taken once a day preferably at bedtime, in divided doses, or as directed by a doctor. Drink a full glass (8 oz) of liquid with each dose.
  • for accurate dosing, only use the dosing cup provided
  • do not use any other dosing device
  • TBSP = Tablespoon, mL = milliliter

adults and children 12 years and older
30 mL (2 TBSP) to 60 mL (4 TBSP)
children 6 to 11 years
15 mL (1 TBSP) to 30 mL (2 TBSP)
children under 6 years
ask a doctor

Other information

  • each tablespoon (15 mL) contains :calcium 20 mg and magnesium 495 mg
  • store at 20-25C (68-77F). Avoid excessive heat above 40C (104F) and avoid freezing. Close cap tightly after use.

Inactive ingredients

flavor, purified water, saccharin sodium

Questions or comments?


* This product is not manufactured or distributed by Bayer Healthcare LLC, distributor of Phillips ®Milk of Magnesia.

Distributed by:Discount Drug Mart, 211 Commerce Drive,
Medina, OH 44256.

Ingredients and appearance - Product information

Milk of magnesia liquid- Magnesium hydroxide

Product information

Product Type Human OTC Drug Label Item Code (Source) NDC: 53943-998
Route of Administration Oral

Active Ingredient/Active Moiety

Ingredient Name Strength
Magnesium hydroxide ( UNII: NBZ3QY004S)( Magnesium cation - UNII: T6V3LHY838 ) 1200 mgin 15 mL

Inactive Ingredients

Ingredient Name Code
Peppermint ( UNII: V95R5KMY2B)
Water ( UNII: 059QF0KO0R)
Saccharin sodium ( UNII: SB8ZUX40TY)

Product Characteristics

Color WHITE (White to off-white) Flavor PEPPERMINT


# Item Code Package Description Marketing Start Date
1 NDC: 53943-998-16 355mL in 1 BOTTLE 2016/01/28

Marketing Information

Marketing Category Application Number or Monograph Citation Territorial Authority Marketing Start Date
OTC MONOGRAPH NOT FINAL part334 USA 2016/01/28

Labeler - DISCOUNT DRUG MART( 047741335)


Name ID/FEI Business Operations

Package label-principal display panel - 12 fl oz (355 ml) bottle

NDC 53943-998-16

*Compare to the active
ingredient in Phillips' ®
Milk of Magnesia

Milk of Magnesia
Saline Laxative

Mint Flavor

Each 15 mL (1TBSP) dose of oral solution contains:
1200 mg - Magnesium hydroxide USP

  • Stimulant Free
  • Comfortable, Cramp Free Relief
  • Sugar Free
TAMPER-EVIDENT:Do not use if imprinted neckband is missing or broken.

12 FL OZ
(355 mL)