A 39-year-old member asked:
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how long does magnesium citrate always work?

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Dr. Su Fairchild
23 years experience Integrative Medicine
Depends: 1 to several hours depending on how sensitive you are.
Answered on Jan 22, 2020
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Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
What kind of evaluation have you had for constipation? Long-term laxative use is not recommended without doctor's advice nor until a diagnosis has been rendered and significant pathology has been ruled out.
Nov 12, 2013

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30 minutes to 3hours: It can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 3 hours to work.
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Within a few hours: Usually magnesium citrate starts working within a few hours. Can cause significant cramping pain.

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