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how long does magnesium citrate work

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 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.
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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Brooks
29 years experience Gastroenterology
Purges colon: Magnesium citrate causes fluid shifts within the intestines to promote large amount of bowel movement to occur usually within a few hours.
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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 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
39 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
It depends!: If you are saying that mag citrate does not work for constipation, then you have a severe constipation ie need a doctor to evaluate and rule out the p ... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Binny Koshy
23 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Not known: Half life of magnesium citrate is not clearly known. It's not possible to state how long they last in the system.
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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.

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