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which is better for ibs constipation magnesium citrate or oxide

A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Constipation: You may better off by increasing your fiber and water intake. You may take a fiber laxative like Metamucil and drink enough water daily so that your u ... Read More

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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Proper Tx is best: Therapy is the proper treatment for anxiety. Meds alone (even otc) will not yield long-term benefit, and can allow your situation to worsen. See a the ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Not recommended: You do not want to take a laxative daily because if you do your colon will become dependent on it and you will not be able to have a bowel movement wi ... Read More
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Dr. Faiz Shakir
14 years experience in Gastroenterology
See answer: It is ok to take it once assuming you don't have abdominal pain, nausea/vomiting, blood in stool, or other alarm symptoms that would be best evaluated ... Read More
A 99-year-old male asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
28 years experience in Family Medicine
Constipation: Yes.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
39 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Different mag salts: You cannot take magnesium alone. It has to be compound with something like oxide, citrate, or sulfate. We call these salts of magnesium. Like the salt ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Veeraish Chauhan
13 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Different salts: They are different salts of magnesium that one might use to replete magnesium deficiency or other clinical conditions. They do not have the same amoun ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
No problem.: There should be no problem with this one time use.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kneece
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
No: You should not use it long term.long-lasting should avoid magnesium citrate regularly because the body can become dependent on it, making it difficul ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience in Gastroenterology
Never / occasional: I would strongly encourage against hydrotherapy as complications such as perforation has been reported. Mag citrate and other laxatives are ok to be ... Read More
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