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how much magnesium citrate should I take for constipation

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 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
43 years experience Pharmacology
Constipation & Mg: I would recommend that youj try some other alternatives such as Senna, Miralax, (polyethylene glycol) or even see your doctor about some prescription ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
No problem.: There should be no problem with this one time use.
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Dr. Faiz Shakir
14 years experience Gastroenterology
See answer: It is ok to take it once assuming you don't have abdominal pain, nausea/vomiting, blood in stool, or other alarm symptoms that would be best evaluated ... Read More
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Dr. SCOTT SWOPE
58 years experience Family Medicine
See Doctor: With your history of bowel problems you should discuss this with your doctor.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
You are: much better off taking WATER and LOTS OF IT! Most constipation due to medications respond to increased fluids and medication like Metamucil (bulk) T ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Schieber
26 years experience Family Medicine
Mostly: If you're healthy otherwise, that should be fine. Severe constipation with narcotics is a real problem. Tapering back/off the meds as soon as you ca ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hasan Khondker
12 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes : but make sure your doctor is aware
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle Huggins
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Just drink: Just drink the bottle of magnesium citrate as though you were drinking a bottle of water when thirsty. Follow with bottle of water in similar fashion ... Read More
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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