A 53-year-old female asked:
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is it ok to take magnesium citrate tablets daily for constipation.

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Dr. Diane Minich
37 years experience Family Medicine
Not recommended: You do not want to take a laxative daily because if you do your colon will become dependent on it and you will not be able to have a bowel movement without it. Increase water and fiber. You can try a bulking agent like mirilax as needed. See your doctor for other treatments available or to diagnose the cause.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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