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can metformin affect your sodium or magnesium levels? also what is a good otc magnesium supplement? (my diet is insufficient for several reasons)

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Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
No: Doesn't affect sodium or magnesium magnesium is available otc, but it usually not necessary if you eat a fairly health diet.

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