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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
MOM: If used occasionally as antacid/laxative. Regular use can deplete your potassium.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
1/2 HOUR TO 6 HOURS: It may work as an antacid within 30 minutes and as a laxative it may take 6 hours to 12 hours.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
39 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Not for long term: Side effects include hypermagnesemia which could cause heart rhythm trouble. Hypermagnesemia occurs specially in persons with slow kidneys. Would sugg ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
No it is not: No it is not habit forming but some people tend to use it over long period of time to help move bowels.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
You can after 24hour: Yes you can if magnesia does not work but wait for 12 to 24 hours before you take it.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victor Yang
36 years experience in Gastroenterology
No: Antacids contain hydroxide which is an anion. Magnesium is a cation which can be coupled with the hydroxide to make an antacid. Other forms contain c ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Diff. absorption and: Magnesium always occurs as a salt in combination with other things such as chloride, oxide, glycine, citrate, taurine etc. Some forms are poorly absor ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
It can rarely: It rarely can cause cramps, as it also causes nausea and vomiting in some, but it well tolerated in recommended quantites.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Taste is subjective: Taste is a personal thing. No one prep taste good to everybody.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Kitchen
18 years experience in Emergency Medicine
No: Magnesium stearate is an additive to meds/supplements used to ease/make cheaper their production (actually makes the supplement less effective b/c it ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
Magnesium citrate: Magnesium citrate is more effective than milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide).
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
IT IS A ANTACID: Yes it is an antacid as it neutralise the stomach acid and has been used as an antacid for years and in larger quantity it acts also as a laxative.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
ROLAID: Rolaid contains 1calcium carbonate 2magnesium hydroxide 3simethicone.
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
23 years experience in Integrative Medicine
Magnesium: Both are laxatives, but magnesium citrate will also provide additional magnesium, which is highly beneficial. More info: http://drfairchild.blogspot.c ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Safe but not best Mg: It is totally safe but magnesium oxide is a very poorly-absorbed form of magnesium- it may work as a laxative but won't raise your magnesium levels! y ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
16 years experience in Internal Medicine
Calcium : Shouldn't.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: This osmotic agent stays in the gut of the mom and does not enter the breast milk to any significant degree. It can be used as needed without effectin ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Marx
47 years experience in Pain Management
What's your ??: The chemicals you mentioned are generally inactive ingredients to help a active ingredient dissolve and be absorbed in the GI tract. They basically ke ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharmila Dissanaike
20 years experience in General Surgery
No: Milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) can help with indigestion, however piles - hemorrhoids - are better treated by avoiding constipation, stool sof ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience in Emergency Medicine
No: If anything, magnesium (aka: "magnesia") may slow contractions. No magic potion to help get junior out any faster than when ready, sorry!
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