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magnesium citrate to induce labor

A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Drabek
36 years experience Family Medicine
No: The body induces labor, laxatives give you diarrhea. This is old wives tale and laxatives are a crappy way to sometimes be sent home not in labor be ... Read More

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
It is mag Sulphate: It is not mag oxide but magnesium sulphate which is used ti induce labor.
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Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Two questions here: 1) We can't endorse the use of expired medications; 2) what are you hoping to treat with magnesium citrate?
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
No, but..: It would be a good idea.
A 41-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 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeremy Gitomer
28 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Cofactors: Magnesium has 2 positive charges and must be bound to something that has 2 negative charges when made. Magnesium can be bound to citrate, protein, s ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
39 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Depends on kidneys: Mag citrate has 2 benefits: treats constipation and prevents kidney stone formation. However, if you take mag citrate chronically, you need to check w ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: It is an effective laxative.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nina Hall
Dr. Nina Hall answered
Specializes in General Surgery
Absolutely!: Magnesium citrate is a daily strong cathartic . It is often used for bowel preps for colonoscopy, so that is it's intended effect.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Magnesium & anxiety: Magnesium deficiency can produce symptoms of anxiety & depression, like muscle weakness, fatigue, eye twitches, apprehension, nervousness, and rapid p ... Read More
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