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Can i take magnesium and potassium gluconate supplements together?

Can i take magnesium and potassium gluconate supplements together?

Maybe, but why?: It would be better for absorption of both supplements if they were taken separately, such as at different meals, which would still make them easily memorable, but would avoid any competition between them. ...Read more

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Potassium is an essential electrolyte, important in the functioning of many organs including the heart, kidneys, muscles, nerves, and digestive system. Deficiency can be caused by diseases such as kidney failure, vomiting, and diarrhea, or by ...Read more


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I get leg cramps really bad. I have done everything they say to take magnesium and potassium but not together. They wake me up hurting. Suggestion?

I get leg cramps really bad. I have done everything they say to take magnesium and potassium but not together. They wake me up hurting. Suggestion?

Leg cramps: It may be time to see a neurologist, pmnr doctor, or pain specialists. Things to consider would include nerve irritation and/or a back problem. Your physicians may consider an EMG or a lumbar MRI based on your symptoms and physical exam.

Hope you can get to the bottom of it and feel better. ...Read more

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Twitching all over body, skip beats while resting on side (they come together not followed) I take magnesium oxide and potassium chloride but nothing ?

Twitching all over body, skip beats while resting on side (they come together not followed) I take magnesium oxide and potassium chloride but nothing ?

Many causes possible: You have made an assumption that magnesium and potassium are sufficiently low to be the causes of twitching. However, there are many other causes for muscles to twitch- many of which are more common than electrolyte disturbances that should be checked. Would you like a virtual consultation? Www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR to make a calendar appointment. ...Read more

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How do I stop my leg muscle spasms? Take potassium? Take magnesium? What else?

How do I stop my leg muscle spasms?  Take potassium? Take magnesium? What else?

?Restless leg syndro: This could be a sign of restless leg syndrome but it first requires evaluation to help determine the cause which could be due to electrolytes, hormones, nerve (central or peripheral), or other disease processes. ...Read more

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What can cause severe leg muscle contractions? My potassium level is normal and i take magnesium every day, so I am exploring other explanations.

What can cause severe leg muscle contractions? My potassium level is normal and i take magnesium every day, so I am exploring other explanations.

See your : Doctor about your concerns they may refer you for vascular testing. You are rather young for this but it does happen. Better safe then sorry. ...Read more

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Will a magnesium supplement higher your serum potassium levels? Renal Wasting of Mg and K. When started Mg serum potassium raised.

Will a magnesium supplement higher your serum potassium levels? Renal
Wasting of Mg and K. When started Mg serum potassium raised.

Be careful: Taking Mg and K may be dangerous for certain people. If you are going to take these supplements, you need to be careful that your kidney function is normal to begin with and that you do not take too much. It is best to seek your doctor's advice especially as high potassium levels can be dangerous. ...Read more

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Can you take potassium and magnesium together?

Yes: You can take both potassium and magnesium together. In fact, people who are deficient in magnesium tend to also be deficient in potassium.
Magnesium citrate is one of the better forms of magnesium. More info on: http://drfairchild.Blogspot.Com/2012/12/magnesium-benefits.Html. ...Read more

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In standard doses is it safe to take these together? Milk Thistle, Selenium, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Magnesium, Potassium + B Complex? On Benzos sometimes

In standard doses is it safe to take these together? Milk Thistle, Selenium, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Magnesium, Potassium + B Complex? On Benzos sometimes

Probably ok ...: They are few if any studies evaluating whether specific herbs/supplements can be taken together. A rule of thumb: a large dose of anything should be taken at a separate time as it may compete for another's absorption. There are reports of supplements interfering with benzodiazepine withdrawal, but occasional use shouldn't be a factor. Careful with those, though! They're addicting! ...Read more

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Can I take magnesium and Paxil (paroxetine) together?

Can I take magnesium and Paxil (paroxetine) together?

Yes: While there are many forms of magnesium, I checked for drug-drug interactions using magnesium oxide (http://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=1516-0,1800-1156). You can do the same w/whichever form you're taking. Better yet, ask prescribing physician & dispensing pharmacist. In other words, always tell your doctors everything you take, both prescription & over-the-counter. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take magnesium glycinate and Xanax (alprazolam) together?

Is it ok to take magnesium glycinate and Xanax (alprazolam) together?

Ask the Dr/druggist: There's no bad reports but that is not a guarantee that it's a good idea. Ask the Dr who prescribed or your pharmacist to be safest. Do this for any new substance to be sure. ...Read more

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Hi can I take magnesium and vitamin c supplements together or will it cause my stomach to become upset and bubbly?

Hi can I take magnesium and vitamin c supplements together or will it cause my stomach to become upset and bubbly?

Vitamin C & Mg: person of unknown age, gender ethnicity or medical background asks: Hi can I take magnesium and vitamin c supplements together or will it cause my stomach to become upset and bubbly? ANS: There is no good reason to take these that I can think of unless you Dr has recommended it. Spend your money better. ...Read more

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Can I take magnesium and omega 3 together?

Who knows: probably? It's not like supplements are extensively studied. Question is: why do you want to take em at all? ...Read more

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Can you take magnesium oxide and allegra (fexofenadine) d together?

Can you take magnesium oxide and allegra (fexofenadine) d together?

Yes: These 2 products can be taken together without any problems. Remember the "d" in Allegra (fexofenadine) d is usually pseudoephedrine, which can cause dry mouth, insomnia, rapid heart rate. Most people can get by with just plain allegra, (fexofenadine) if do need to use the "d" formulation, try to keep it to just a couple of days to reduce the congestion and then switch to just the Allegra (fexofenadine) for ongoing symptom control. ...Read more

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Can i take magnesium with amino acids together? Also, what vitamins and minerals should I not take with mg. Affecting absorption?

Can i take magnesium with amino acids together? Also, what vitamins and minerals should I not take with mg. Affecting absorption?

It should not: Magnesium might interfere with some medications but not Amino Acids absorption. Why would you need to take Amino Acid supplement? Is it better that you eat a balance diet with enough protein, which would give you plenty of amino acids? It is more natural and complete variety of Amino Acids including the essential ones. Only in severe food allergy that you need a complete Amino Acid diet. ...Read more

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Switching from pill to liquid form of magnesium and potassium. I'm told the body absorbs much more from liquid. Should i maintain dosage or take less?

Switching from pill to liquid form of magnesium and potassium. I'm told the body absorbs much more from liquid.  Should i maintain dosage or take less?

Supplements?: If you potassium (k) and magnesium (m) are normal, you need no supplements. The body does not care if you take liquid k or m, or pills. Patients with m deficiency have low k levels that cannot be corrected until the m is normal. You are not on a diuretic that causes both k and m loss in the urine. Before you continue taking the k and m supplements, make sure you need to. Get a blood test. ...Read more

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How long does it take for magnesium, potassium and vinegar to stay in the body for before being disposed of?

How long does it take for magnesium, potassium and vinegar to stay in the body for before being disposed of?

See below: the kidney is capable of excreting potassium and magnesium, if you have normal function of the kidneys
your body retains any deficit and excretes the excess amount
vinegar is metabolized in the liver
the level of potassium and magnesemia is kept normal in the blood ,by other mechanisms,until ,they are eliminated in the urine ...Read more

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Is there any positive effect to take other cations like magnesium or potassium to treat hypertension?

Is there any positive effect to take other cations like magnesium or potassium to treat hypertension?

Mg or K Rx HTN: There is clear evidence that adding K to your diet may lower your BP. The best way to do this is thru the DASH eating plan as it also is a lower Na diet. Get this book and do Chap 9 exactly for 2 weeks and expect a 11/7 fall in BP in the first 2 weeks. The diet is also a high mag diet. Let us know how you do. ...Read more

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Do potassium supplements work the same as magnesium supplements? When is the best time of day to take potassium, with or without food?

Different: both are different electrolytes (and magnesium is essential for absorption of potassium. The biggest question is why you are taking them as supplements and what you need rafter than want. They are best taken with meals otherwise tend to cause upset stomach. ...Read more

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What causes a low blood calcium level? Mine is 8.5 and i already take potassium and magnesium. Do they have anything to do with it? Vit d 57.6

What causes a low blood calcium level?  Mine is 8.5 and i already take potassium and magnesium.  Do they have anything to do with it? Vit d 57.6

A calcium of: 8.5 is still normal. The calcium level is "total" calcium, of which 1/2 is bound to proteins. Have your doctor check your "ionized calcium" which is a much more accurate determination of whether your calcium is low or not. Low parathyroid hormone can cause low calcium, as can certain kidney diseases, and other problems. Make sure you are on calcium and d. Your d level is already ok. Check w/docto. ...Read more

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Should i take a dhea supplement and along with my co q-10, magnesium, potassium, and niacin?

Should i take a dhea supplement and along with my co q-10, magnesium, potassium, and niacin?

No: A healthy 20 yo male should not be on any supplements that have not been proven to treat or prevent anything, in this stage and age we try to practice evidence based medicine and none of the supplements mentioned have been proven to provide any benefit.
You need a healthy lifestyle, balanced diet, any multivitamin (maybe) and plenty of exercise.
There are no shortcuts (unfortunately). ...Read more

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Diagnosed w muscle pain spasmsnerve pain.What dosage of calcium and magnesium can I take daily to try to helpdo i need potassium too.

Diagnosed w muscle pain spasmsnerve pain.What dosage of calcium and magnesium can I take daily to try to helpdo i need potassium too.

Check out these: Links.See your dr and have a thorough exam and blood work, the only way to check for vitamin and mineral deficiency. Best wishes! http://www.lenntech.com/recommended- daily-intake.Htm. http://www.m.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/features/8-fall-tips-healthy-living. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/migraines/he00004. ...Read more

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Random twitching, water drop, crawling skin sensation, took V B complex shots I take potassium, magnesium, calcium test fine. Dr said relaxed nerves?

Random twitching, water drop, crawling skin sensation, took V B complex shots I take potassium, magnesium, calcium test fine. Dr said relaxed nerves?

Twitching?: MikeB ~ one of the great urban myths of Medicine is that Bco shots "relaxes the nerves". It does not. If you have normal Vit B2, B6 and B12 levels B Co IM does nothing. No harm done. It is water soluble. The body takes what it needs and the rest is readily excreted in the urine. Are you using any other drugs? Recreational? Consider seeing Neuro.thx ...Read more

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250mg magnesium 500mg slow niacin with nicotinic acid and potassium gluconate.Healthy male 35 yes. Take these, or no?

Wallet drain: If healthy and normal diet, no reason to take supplemental potassium or niacin, both of which can have bad side effects. As most people tend to run low on magnesium, and it has a weak muscle relaxer & cathartic effect, you could take the magnesium, but it isn't essential either. Save you cash for good quality food. ...Read more

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Take lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) 100mg for arrythymia-sometimes arrythymia very bad. Does magnesium/potassium help-also have hypertension-take atacand 12mg daily?

Ask your doctor. : Magnesium (mg) and/ or potassium (k) supplements would be useful if you are prone to deficiencies which can lead to arrhythmias, but check with your doctor first. Other medical problems like kidney disease may increase levels of mg & k, making supplementation risky. Also, Atacand (candesartan) can increase your serum k level. Best to ask your doctor who is measuring your electrolytes. ...Read more

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