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47 yr old female taking 1,000 mgs of calcium daily. how much magnesium should be taken in accordance to the calcium?

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Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Magnesium : The usual dose of magnesium is 400-600 mg. per day. The main side effect of calcium is constipation and the main side effect of magnesium is diarrhea. You can adjust the doseage to have normal bowel movements.
Dr. Forrest Jones
Specializes in Family Medicine
320 mg daily: Magnesiumm intake for female 31-50 years of age, about 320 mg daily. Hope that helps
Last updated Apr 17, 2015

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