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If magnesium citrate doesn t work

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 41 years experience
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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
No it does not try: If magnesium citrate does not work that does not mean you have blockage.If it is being used foe constipation you may need lifestyle changes like eatin... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Brooks
Gastroenterology 31 years experience
Purges colon: Magnesium citrate causes fluid shifts within the intestines to promote large amount of bowel movement to occur usually within a few hours.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
Integrative Medicine 25 years experience
Depends: 1 to several hours depending on how sensitive you are.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mohammed Karim
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
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
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
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
30 years experience
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
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Within a few hours: Usually magnesium citrate starts working within a few hours. Can cause significant cramping pain.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
If you have the urge but can't move your bowels,,work from below by inserting a dulcolax rectal suppository or fleets enema. If you have no urge repea... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 49 years experience
No.: While having laxitive properti!es, it is mild and "does not always" clean you out!