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I took magnesium citrate at 6pm and now it is 8:15. i have been severely backed up since 10 days ago. should it have worked by now?

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Dr. Dennis Clifford answered

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Not necessarily: Constipation may take longer to resolve than 2 hours. If it persists Miralax, (polyethylene glycol) dulcolax and even an enema may be helpful. Are you taking any medications that slow bowel motility like narcotics?

Answered 7/3/2014

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