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Pedia-Lax Chewable

Generic Name: Magnesium hydroxide [mag-NEE-see-um-hye-DROCK-side]
The Brand Names are: Dulcolax Liquid, Milk of Magnesia, Phillips Milk of Magnesia, and Ex-Lax Milk of Magnesia.
Drug Classes: Antacids, laxatives

What is Pedia-Lax chewable?

Magnesium is a natural mineral that occurs naturally. Pedia-Lax Chewable lowers stomach acid and boosts the amount of water that is absorbed by the intestines, which can trigger bowel movements.

Pedia-Lax Chewable can be used as a laxative that relieves occasional constipation.Pedia-Lax Chewable can also be used as an antacid for relieving acidity, stomach sourness, and stomach ulcers.Pedia-Lax Chewable could be used for other purposes not covered in this medication guide.

Side effects of Pedia-Lax chewable

See a doctor immediately. Get medical attention immediately if you notice symptoms that indicate an allergic reaction, like hives, trouble breathing, and swelling of your lips, face, and tongue.

Pedia-Lax Chewables may cause serious side effects. Do not use Pedia-Lax immediately and contact your physician immediately in the event that you experience:

  • Severe nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea;
  • There is no bowel movement after taking the medication as a laxative.
  • Bleeding from the rectal
  • The symptoms are getting worse.

Common negative side effects of Pedia-Lax chewable include:

  • Diarrhea;
  • A diminished perception of taste.

The following is not an exhaustive listing of all possible adverse consequences, but other reactions could be experienced. Contact your physician for advice regarding medical adverse effects. You can report symptoms to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


Do not consume Pedia-Lax Chewable unless you have a doctor's guidance if you experience nausea, stomach pain, or vomiting.

Before you take this drug

Do not consume Pedia-Lax Chewable unless you have a doctor's guidance if you experience nausea, stomach pain, or vomiting.

Speak to a doctor or pharmacist to determine if Pedia-Lax Chewable is safe to use in the following situations:

  • If you suffer from kidney disease,
  • If you're following an eating plan that is low in magnesium,
  • You notice an abrupt change in the way you eat that has been going on for more than two weeks.

Consult a physician before using this medication if you are nursing or pregnant.

How to take Pedia-Lax chewable?

Follow the instructions on the label exactly or as directed by your physician.

Make sure to measure the liquid medicine with care. Use the dosing needle provided or a dose-measuring device (not the kitchen spoon).It may be necessary to shake the suspension prior to each use.It is important to chew the tablet thoroughly before you take it in.Drink this medicine in an entire glass (8 ounces) of drinking water.

If taken as a laxative, the Pedia-Lax Chewable can cause constipation within 30 to 6 hours.Consult your physician. If the problem you're taking Pedia-Lax Chewable for does not improve or becomes worse after using this drug,

Do not consume Pedia-Lax Chewable for more than 7 days unless you have a medical recommendation.Place it in a cool, dry place far from heat and moisture.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Since Pedia-Lax Chewable should only be used in emergencies, it is possible that you are not following a regular dosing regimen. Do not miss any doses in the event that it's nearing the time to take the next dose. Don't take two doses at once.

What happens if I overdose?

For medical emergencies, seek emergency medical attention or contact the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

Overdose symptoms can include extreme diarrhea, muscle weakening, breath shortness, and little or no urine.

What should be avoided?

Follow your doctor's advice regarding restrictions on beverages, food, or activities.

Interaction with other drugs

Other drugs can interact with Pedia-Lax chewables. This includes prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Inform your physician about the medicines you are currently taking as well as any medications you are about to start or stop taking.