Milk of Magnesia or milk of magnesia?

We started the discussion on Facebook during our launch month, February 2013.

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Our Facebook experts concentrated on a few things, some things we know as medical transcriptionists, capitalize brand names in drugs.  This begs the next question.  Is Milk of Magnesia a brand name? says yes.
Click here to see they say it's a brand name.

RXList says no.
Not listed in the Brand Name List
See the results for milk of magnesia search

Physician's Desk Reference says no.
See the PDR results here.

WebMD says yes.
See WebMD's results here.

See it in pictures on Google images.
SEE the many different labels for milk of magnesia.

How do YOU transcribe it?  Milk of Magnesia or milk of magnesia?   Share you thoughts in the comments below.

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1 Comment

  1. Name Hidden Due to Privacy - January 15, 2016, 11:15 pm

    I wouldn’t capitalize milk of magnesia unless it were used with a brand name:
    Phillips’ Milk of Magnesia 🙂

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