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is magnesium citrate safe to use? gi told me to drink 1 bottle & use enema to clean me out & start linzess tomorrow 4 chronic constipation. side effec

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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Common protocol: This is a commonly used protocol for cleaning out the bowel. The fact that it is available in many areas over the counter gives you an idea of how safe it is.The most common effect is you go to the bathroom a lot and it often makes you very loose.
Answered on Apr 6, 2016

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