A 24-year-old female asked:
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drinking magnesium citrate oral solution .taste like not supposed to be drinking this! if this doesn't help me poo what do i do next? how much of this

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Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Correct: Tastes awful, but better than GoLytely (polyethylene glycol) and some other prep medications. Usually quite effective. With one bottle 3 oz.
Answered on Jun 11, 2017

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