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does magnesium oxide help with constipation

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
24 years experience Integrative Medicine
Yes: Magnesium oxide is poorly absorbed in humans and will work for constipation although i prefer magnesium citrate. 500 mg is a safe dose although you ma ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ahearn
49 years experience Family Medicine
Magnesium: Magnesium is the main ingredient in Milk of Mag. in dehydrated states can damage your kidney in excess can affect your reflexes and cause fatigue t ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Fiber: You should increase your intake of fiber and water. You may take fiber laxative like Metamucil and increase your intake of fiber foods. Consult this s ... Read More
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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Life style: In addition to use of medication, try eating soft food, avoid dry food, drink plenty of water, increase fiber in diet like steel cut oat meal and exer ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
If kidneys R normal: If your kidney function is normal, they will get rid any excess magnesium that you're taking. Don't take all 5 (2, 000 mg) at the same time - split ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
If kidneys R normal: If your kidney function is normal, they will get rid any excess magnesium that you're taking. Don't take all 5 (2, 000 mg) at the same time - split ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
This kind of: constipation may be due to one of the types of IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) Ask your PCP (Primary Care Provider) about this possibility since EXACT ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Mg overdose: I have not encountered magnesium overdose effects, most likely upset stomach ; some diarrhea and sedation, depending on dose.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
This is worrisome: If you are having thoughts about killing yourself, get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for em ... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeremy Gitomer
29 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Yes: Do not take if you have severe kidney failure because the magnesium levels could build to toxic ranges. Also do not take if you have diarrhea because ... Read More

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