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can milk of magnesium harm my kidneys

A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Sure: This has nothing to do with kidney stones. Most stones are calcium-based and even then, the problem usually isn't so much excess calcium as insufficie ... Read More

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A 76-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Drewitz
27 years experience Gastroenterology
No: Mom (milk of magnesia) is a member of the osmotic laxative class and these are felt to be safe when taken regularly long term. Good luck!
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
18 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes and no: Milk of magnesia isn't my first choice for constipation in pregnancy. I used it a couple of times, but excess use can cause harm to you and baby. Be ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Would ignore it: I would consider such a value within the normal range of most labs, although some may site a slightly lower high end.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Wechsler
19 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Side effects: In the setting of kidney disease, milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) can lead to dangerously elevated magnesium levels. If you have no kidney dise ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Geffner
54 years experience Endocrinology
Many: None related to the mom. Have your doctor repeat the lab first, and if persistent have him/her check the most likely of the over 40 causes of persiste ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Josa
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: Not unless you develop any unusual symptoms.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
40 years experience Holistic Medicine
Yes, however: Magnesium is VERY safe for everyone with healthy kidneys.The only side effect from too much would be loose stools.With levels that low I advise trying ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
Likely filtered out: High dose magnesium can cause muscle weakness / fatigue / lethargy, but with good hydration, the kidneys will filter and excrete the excess over time. ... Read More
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