A 39-year-old female asked:
Can a mutivitamin give you loose stools?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Charles Cattano answered
38 years experience in Gastroenterology
Check ingredients...: If your multivitamin is high in magnesium, you're getting a laxative effect equivalent to taking milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide). Alternatively, some pill vehicles can cause loose stool, even if the pill ingredients do not. In any case, stop taking the supplement & if diarrhea persists, another cause must be sought.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
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