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how long does magnesium citrate take to work

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
30 minutes to 3hours: It can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 3 hours to work.

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeremy Gitomer
28 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Work for what: Magnesium citrate for constipation typically works within 4-6 hours of drinking 8 ounces. If it does not work there be be a bowel obstruction or exc ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Within a few hours: Usually magnesium citrate starts working within a few hours. Can cause significant cramping pain.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
23 years experience Integrative Medicine
Depends: 1 to several hours depending on how sensitive you are.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mohammed Karim
28 years experience Internal Medicine
2 to 4 hours: Recommended adult dose 1 gm magnesium citrate (160 mg of elementary magnesium) daily or in divided dose. Check kidney function before taking extra dos ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Tillett
21 years experience Urology
See below: Usually it will produce a bowel movement within a few hours of taking it.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
30 minutes to 3hours: It can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 3 hours to work.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Depends on whether: you are constipated and not drinking enough caffeine free/alcohol free fluid. Try some enemas to clear out any stool in your rectum. Do not take any m ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
33 years experience Child Psychiatry
A few days: Magnesium (12Mg) naturally occurs in three stable isotopes, 24Mg, 25Mg, and 26Mg. There are 19 radioisotopes that have been discovered, ranging from 1 ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
23 years experience Integrative Medicine
Never: There is no indication for diet pills. They do not work very well, and may not be safe. There are better ways to lose weight than diet pills.

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