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can too much magnesium be harmful

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Dr. Raj Singh
Dr. Raj Singh answered
10 years experience Internal Medicine
YES: 300 mg of magnesium is adequate for adults. We also get magnesium from diet so taking additional supplementation can be toxic.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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No: In fact we have found that premature babies who receive magnesium have less bleeding in the brain. Magnesium should be used cautiously because it can ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Usually not: Mothers get Magnesium Sulfate at times to control her high blood pressure in labor & some passes into baby.Over 3 decades I have had babies many born ... Read More
Dr. Daniel Lee
19 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No : Magnesium sulfate does not lead to neonate organ failure.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Low magnesium: Low magnesium can be caused by: Alcoholism, Chronic diarrhea, intestinal diseases: celiac and inflammatory bowel dz, diet deficiency, meds: Diuretics, ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terrence Bethea
17 years experience Child Psychiatry
Magnesium and sleep: Magnesium (Mg) is found in a variety of foods. If you eat a diverse diet (particularly high fiber foods), you will get plenty of Mg. The body regulat ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
39 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Hypermagnesemia: This means high magnesium levels in blood. This can cause irregular heart rates which can be occasionally fatal (called ventricular tachycardia). The ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Suzanne Galli
23 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Cracked tongue: These findings may be the manifestation of a vitamin deficiency. Have your pmd evaluate you.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melissa Haglund
22 years experience Internal Medicine
Magnesium=necessary: Magnesium is a water soluble mineral that most people are whole-body deficient in. At high doses, it causes diarrhea. If the kidneys are compromised ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Magnesium: Recommend magnesium glycinate 400 to 800mg daily. Should not cause problem with diarrhea.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience Pain Management
No: You will not overdose on a single dose of magnesium 200 mg.
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A female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Two questions here: 1) We can't endorse the use of expired medications; 2) what are you hoping to treat with magnesium citrate?

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