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Review: could Milk of magnesia cause Alcohol dependence?

Summary: Alcohol dependence could be caused by Milk of magnesia, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, also take Dicyclomine, and have Psychotic disorder.

We study 2,824 people who have side effects while taking Milk of magnesia from FDA and social media. Among them, 4 have Alcohol dependence. Find out below who they are, when they have Alcohol dependence and more.

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Milk of magnesia

Milk of magnesia (latest outcomes from 2,972 users) has active ingredients of magnesium hydroxide. It is often used in constipation.

Alcohol dependence

Alcohol dependence (problems with alcohol) (latest reports from 36,274 patients) has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, pain, stress and anxiety, high blood pressure.

On Apr, 13, 2014: 2,820 people reported to have side effects when taking Milk of magnesia. Among them, 4 people (0.14%) have Alcohol Dependence. They amount to 0.01% of all the 36,253 people who have Alcohol Dependence on eHealthMe.

Trend of Alcohol dependence in Milk of magnesia reports

Time on Milk of magnesia when people have Alcohol dependence * :

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Gender of people who have Alcohol dependence when taking Milk of magnesia * :

FemaleMale
Alcohol dependence100.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Alcohol dependence when taking Milk of magnesia * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Alcohol dependence0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

Severity of Alcohol dependence when taking Milk of magnesia ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Alcohol dependence ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Psychotic disorder (2 people, 50.00%)
  2. Anxiety (2 people, 50.00%)
  3. Schizophrenia, paranoid type (2 people, 50.00%)
  4. Impaired gastric emptying (1 people, 25.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Dicyclomine (3 people, 75.00%)
  2. Diazepam (3 people, 75.00%)
  3. Zoloft (3 people, 75.00%)
  4. Zyprexa (2 people, 50.00%)
  5. Serzone (2 people, 50.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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