A 52-year-old female asked:
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does taking magnesium cause loose stools. i stopped taking it a couple weeks ago yet still continue to have them. been about 6 weeks ?

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Dr. Jane Lykins
24 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Magnesium is indeed a stool softener (like in Milk of Magnesia). It pulls water into the bowel to soften the stool.
Answered on Apr 28, 2019

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