There is no “perfect time” to take milk of magnesia. The best way for you to know when the drug may be effective and safe depends on several factors, including:
• Your health history (including whether or not you have a stomach ulcer) – You should follow your doctor’s instructions regarding taking this medication.
• How well your digestive system works – If you have a weak or sensitive digestive system, it can cause diarrhea after taking milk of magnesia tablets. In these cases, it’s probably best not to take the medication at all. However, if there are no problems with your digestion that would make milk of magnesia unsafe for you to take then it will usually be OK as long as the recommended dose is taken two times daily for 8 days in a row.
If you’re unsure about how well your system works, ask your doctor before using any over-the-counter medications such as milk of magnesium tablets . It may be helpful if he or she knows what medications other people in similar situations use so they can tell you whether those products work for them too and whether they recommend their use in others suffering from similar conditions.*