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Magnesium citrate dangers

A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Willson
Family Medicine 18 years experience
No: As even higher amounts are taken in preparation for colonoscopies to clean out your bowels. You don't need to worry. You may develop mild diarrhea at ... Read More

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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
What?: Why did you take a medication not knowing what it does/is for? Magcitrate treats constipation. It usually is "effective" within 6 hrs, if going to see... 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. Olukayode Awosika
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Constipated?: It is used for treating magnesium deficiency states and it is also a saline laxative that is thought to work by increasing fluid in the small intestin... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 74 years experience
Yes: I presume you are referring to a "fizzy drink" that contains magnesium. The fizziness does not matter.
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roy Arnold
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Laxative: Magnesium citrate solution is mainly used as a strong laxative. If you are looking for a magnesium supplement, try magnesium oxide instead. Thanks for... Read More
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 female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
Two questions here: 1) We can't endorse the use of expired medications; 2) what are you hoping to treat with magnesium citrate?
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Tillett
Urology 23 years experience
See below: Usually it will produce a bowel movement within a few hours of taking it.