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Milk of magnesia



Type of Spiritual Experience


Number of hallucinations: 27


A description of the experience

Magnesium hydroxide /Milk of Magnesia

is an inorganic compound with the chemical formula Mg(OH)2. As a suspension in water, it is often called milk of magnesia because of its milk-like appearance. The solid mineral form of magnesium hydroxide is known as brucite.

Magnesium hydroxide is a common component of antacids and laxatives; it interferes with the absorption of folic acid and iron, so in high doses it may cause anaemia. Suspensions of magnesium hydroxide in water, often called Milk of Magnesia, are used as an antacid to neutralize stomach acid, and as a laxative. The diarrhoea caused by magnesium hydroxide carries away much of the body's supply of potassium, and failure to take extra potassium may lead to muscle cramps

When taken orally as a laxative, the osmotic force of the magnesia suspension acts to draw fluids from the body and to retain those already within the lumen of the intestine, serving to distend the bowel, thus stimulating nerves within the colon wall, inducing peristalsis and resulting in evacuation of colonic contents. It is also used as an antacid, though more modern formulations such as Maalox combine the antimotility effects of equal concentrations of aluminum hydroxide to avoid unwanted laxative effects.


On Aug, 31, 2015: 2,828 people reported to have side effects when taking Milk of magnesia. Among them, 27 people (0.95%) have Hallucination.

Time on Milk of magnesia when people have Hallucination  :

  < 1 month 1 - 6 months 6 - 12 months 1 - 2 years 2 - 5 years 5 - 10 years 10+ years
Hallucination 100.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%

Gender of people who have Hallucination when taking Milk of magnesia  :

  Female Male
Hallucination 46.43% 53.57%

Age of people who have Hallucination when taking Milk of magnesia  :

  0-1 2-9 10-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60+
Hallucination 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 4.35% 4.35% 0.00% 17.39% 73.91%

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