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National TV spots for new Milk of Magnesia line will begin airing this quarter, Novartis Consumer Health says. Ad campaign was developed by Grey Worldwide (New York). First full-page FSI for line, dropped April 7, notes products provide "dependable, overnight relief" and are "stimulant free"; a $2-off coupon is included. New Ex-Lax products come in 12-oz. and 26-oz. bottles in mint, raspberry creme and chocolate creme flavors. Pricing is in line with Bayer Consumer Care's Phillips' Milk of Magnesia. Each teaspoon contains 400 mg magnesium hydroxide; labeling recommends children ages 2-5 take 1-3 tsp, children 6-11 take 1-2 tbsp. and people 12 and over 2-4 tbsp

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