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According to Chemical Dictionary, the chemical formula for Milk of Magnesia is Mg(OH)2. It is also referred to as magnesium hydroxide, magnesium hydrate or magnesia magma. More »

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Milk is a complex solution composed of water, solids, fat, proteins, lactose and minerals. Many of these components are compounds on their own, giving milk its very complicated chemical makeup. More »

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Milk does not have a specific chemical or molecular formula; it is a variable mixture of water, fats, proteins and carbohydrates. Because the components of milk vary depending on fat and protein content, there is no sing... More »

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Milk of magnesia has a pH of 10.5, as noted by About.com. Also known by its scientific name magnesium hydroxide, milk of magnesia is an alkaline base used to treat occasional symptoms of constipation, upset stomach, hear... More »

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Common household substances that are acidic include coffee, battery acid, vinegar and lemon juice, while common household substances that are basic include drain cleaner, bleach, soap, ammonia, milk of magnesia and bakin... More »

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Laxatives are divided into several categories: osmotics, such as Milk of Magnesia or Miralax; bulk-forming, including Metamucil or Benefiber; stool softeners, such as Colace; stimulants, such as Senokot; and rectal stimu... More »

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The recommended dosage for Milk of Magnesia is 1 to 2 teaspoons orally for use as an antacid, or 1 to 2 tablespoons orally for relief of constipation. Milk of Magnesia is an over-the-counter medication for adults and chi... More »

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