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Old 02-05-2012, 11:08 AM
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Does anyone know why Milk of magnesia seems to have disappeared from the shelves of any chemist that I have been into recently.
I have done the obvious and rung their consumer affairs department. Apparently it was found not to conform to some regulation or other and has been taken off the shelves until this is sorted out. No date for its reappearance is yet known.
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Old 02-05-2012, 6:33 PM
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Still available on boots and Lloyds chemist websites so might be instore unless you have already tried those ones.
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Old 03-05-2012, 2:07 AM
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I've just checked mySupermarket and this is what I found:

Phillips' Milk of Magnesia Liquid (200ml) 2.50 at ASDA or try Waitrose 2.96.

I'm also seeing 2 until 07/05/2012 at Tesco.

Can't guarantee these will be in any of the above stores as they may have been withdrawn since.
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Old 03-05-2012, 2:12 AM
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Maybe ask the pharmacist? Its available in the stores I've visited, I did see it was out of stock online in a few places but it was available recently instores-I nearly bought some last week! Otherwise order online:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Phillips-Milk-Magnesia-liquid-200ml/dp/B001DZVQ4U
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Still available on boots and Lloyds chemist websites so might be instore unless you have already tried those ones.
Saying out of stock on Lloyds Pharmacy and currently out of stock at Boots as well. Just checked both websites.
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Old 04-05-2012, 2:27 AM
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Saying out of stock on Lloyds Pharmacy and currently out of stock at Boots as well. Just checked both websites.

Yeah, I checked a few (I went to google and looked via the shopping selection) most sites appear to be out of stock. I doubt they'd have stopped making it and if they had I would give all of 10 seconds before Boots, Superdrug or even Tesco came along to pick up the tab as there really isn't anything like it out there, at least not that I've tried.

Maybe they are changing the packaging or maybe they've decided it doesn't sell as well this time of the year, it could be they pull it from the shelves/stocks to make space for other things which do sell better before bringing it back a few months later. But as I say, I doubt they will stop selling it.
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Old 04-05-2012, 2:04 PM
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Milk of Magnesia, Yukk! This brought back some memories. It was my mothers cure all for when we felt off colour with a wobbly tummy and my brother and I would desperately try to hold off letting on that we weren't feeling so good because we absolutely dreaded that blue bottle being brought out from the cupboard along with a spoon to give us a good dose!

Once I was a mother myself I was careful never to inflict it on my son and never realised that they still made it!

Dr Colis Brown's was another good old standby for the medical cabinet, but don't think I feared that so much.
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Milk of Magnesia, Yukk! This brought back some memories. It was my mothers cure all for when we felt off colour with a wobbly tummy and my brother and I would desperately try to hold off letting on that we weren't feeling so good because we absolutely dreaded that blue bottle being brought out from the cupboard along with a spoon to give us a good dose!

Once I was a mother myself I was careful never to inflict it on my son and never realised that they still made it!

Dr Colis Brown's was another good old standby for the medical cabinet, but don't think I feared that so much.

my dad used to take it for heartburn
if he didnt have any he would eat a piece of chalk
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i work in a supermarket and we still stock it and in many different sizes
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Have been told by a pharmacist that there is some sort of a problem over licencing and they are unable to get stock from their suppliers. Cheapest price on Amazon has gone up from 4.38 to 5.68 in the last couple of days.
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Old 11-05-2012, 4:23 PM
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Now out of stock on Amazon too. What is going on?
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Old 18-05-2012, 11:19 AM
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Hi, I've just brought 4 bottles from Chemist Direct (online).
Doesn't say its out of stock and was 3.39 which is about what I would pay at Sainsburys. Just hope I don't get an email saying not available because I've struggled to buy if in the last couple of months!
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Hi, I've just brought 4 bottles from Chemist Direct (online).
Doesn't say its out of stock and was 3.39 which is about what I would pay at Sainsburys. Just hope I don't get an email saying not available because I've struggled to buy if in the last couple of months!
Glad you managed to find some. Site is still advertising it today. It is my mother who uses it & she has a couple of bottles but please post if the item comes through OK. I have now heard that Golden Eye Ointment is also out of stock at several chemists. Different manufacturer but I wonder if there is any connection? Distribution problems?
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Old 15-06-2012, 10:57 AM
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The Milk of Magnesia brand is currently being sold along with quite a few other brands by GSK. As such you'll be struggling to find the product until the sale completes (later this summer I believe).

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Old 07-08-2012, 8:43 PM
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could it be that GlaxoSmithKline are making more money out of promoting gaviscon ( can't stand the taste )?
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Could affected milk of magnesia users petition GlaxoSmithKline to bring it back as alternative to much promoted but foul-tasting gaviscon?
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Hi, I've just brought 4 bottles from Chemist Direct (online).
Doesn't say its out of stock and was 3.39 which is about what I would pay at Sainsburys. Just hope I don't get an email saying not available because I've struggled to buy if in the last couple of months!
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As far as I can make out GSK are selling/have sold this product and several others to Aspen Pharmacare. This is on the Aspen website (aspenpharma.com click on NewsRoom & scroll down to 20 April 2012 Press Release) but still can find nothing about when distribution will resume.

ASPEN ANNOUNCES MULTI-TERRITORY ACQUISITION OF GSK OTC PRODUCTS FOR R2.1 BILLION

The Products:
The products comprise well established OTC brands of proven performance. The main areas of therapeutic treatment of the products are analgesic, gastro-intestinal and respiratory. Other areas covered include dermatology, infant care, vitamins and minerals. The leading products are recognised household brands such as Phillips Milk of Magnesia, Dequadin, Solpadeine, Cartia, Zantac and Borstol.

In terms of the transactions the marketing and distribution of the products will transition from GSK to Aspen over periods of time varying by country. Existing manufacturing arrangements for the products will be assumed by Aspen.
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Old 21-09-2012, 12:58 PM
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Bit of a late reply but MoM has also been found to be a really good, cheap, primer for oily skin so it might be being snapped up for that.

Along with Peptobismol it's one of those things from my childhood I'd like to forget!
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I'm still trying to find this, and notice one site now sayes back in stock from 13th oct.
Always on the hunt for a bargain
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Back in stock in Sainsburys & on their website. 2.75 for a 200ml bottle.
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