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can you take magnesium citrate while pregnant

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Constipated?: This is safe to take during pregnancy. I am assuming that you are treating constipation. Better first-line medications would include: 1. Colace ... Read More

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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kashif Abdullah
11 years experience Internal Medicine
No Magnesium Citrate: Hello Shawn Please don't take magnesium citrate to treat constipation. Magnesium citrate is a class C drug regarding pregnancy, which means a "Risk n ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilson
12 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Mag citrate is fine to take during pregnancy.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
39 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Depends on kidneys: Mag citrate has 2 benefits: treats constipation and prevents kidney stone formation. However, if you take mag citrate chronically, you need to check w ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
Not recommended: You do not want to take a laxative daily because if you do your colon will become dependent on it and you will not be able to have a bowel movement wi ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Bankov
36 years experience Anesthesiology
Yes and may be: Nausea is not a contraindication for this medicine, you can take it. However, depending on individual response to the taste of the medicine and the re ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mohammed Karim
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Citric acid: Magnesium citrate is an laxative and a source of elemetary magnesium and good for constipation. The citriate increase stomach acid assimilation. If so ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hamsa Jayaraj
53 years experience Internal Medicine
Can take magnesium: Your symptoms may indicate depression- Anxiety may be part of depression. Consult a psychiatrist. Try Tai-chi, Yoga & meditation. Take omega 3 ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Probably not: since it is basically an inorganic chemical...the "fizz" may be gone making it harder to swallow.....Is there a reason that you cannot obtain a fresh ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Armen Margaryan
22 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Magnesium: Yes, no contraindication.

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