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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Willson
16 years experience Family Medicine
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
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
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
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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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olukayode Awosika
29 years experience Psychiatry
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
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
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
46 years experience Internal Medicine
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
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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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Dr. Philip Miller
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12-24: usually gone wiqthin 1 day,
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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