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A 31-year-old female asked:

How much magnesium should i take for heart palpitations? i have been evaluated by a cardiologist and told they were benign pvcs and to take magnesium, but im not sure how much to take for palpitations?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Even when your serum magnesium is normal, we can't be sure of the level of intracellular magnesium. I have started with doses of 200 mg of magnesium glycinate( may cause less diarrhea) daily and titrated up to 600 mgs daily in patients on diuretics. Check serum levels at this dose range though. Very high doses of magnesium can be dangerous. I think 200 mgs is a.good starting dose for you.
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 55 years experience
We didn't examine you. We have no lab tests, medical history, medication history, etc. The Physician that does is the one that examined you and recommended a course of treatment t. Posit your question to him/her. He/she has data that will help direct your treatment.
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