A 21-year-old female asked:
i had my very first bottle of magnesium citrate yesterday at 6 p.m. what does it do, how long does it last, and how dangerous? it said citric acid?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Donald Alves answered
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 results. Can cause gassy/abdominal cramps and pain while it tries to make things move. Citric acid is in all citrus fruits, among many other things for flavoring and preservation.
Answered on Nov 18, 2016
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