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Doctor insights on: Can You Take Magnesium Citrate While Pregnant

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Can you take magnesium citrate at 8 months pregnant?

Can you take magnesium citrate at 8 months pregnant?

Constipated?: This is safe to take during pregnancy. I am assuming that you are treating constipation. Better first-line medications would include: 1. Colace 100mg 1-2 times per day 2. Milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) - 1/2 dose at bedtime talk with your doctor, of course!

Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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I am 10 weeks pregnant...is it ok to take magnesium citrate to treat constipation? Stool softeners aren't working.

I am 10 weeks pregnant...is it ok to take magnesium citrate to treat constipation? Stool softeners aren't working.

No Magnesium Citrate: Hello Shawn Please don't take magnesium citrate to treat constipation. Magnesium citrate is a class C drug regarding pregnancy, which means a "Risk not ruled out", and that "animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus" I would suggest fiber supplementation (eg fiber one cereal), increased water intake, and gentle exercise along with stool softeners like sodium docusate.

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How often can you take magnesium citrate safely?

How often can you take magnesium citrate safely?

Depends on kidneys: Mag citrate has 2 benefits: treats constipation and prevents kidney stone formation. However, if you take mag citrate chronically, you need to check with your doctor because build up of magnesium in the blood could cause heart rhythm abnormality that is occasionally fatal (ventricular tachycardia). Kidney weakness decreases magnesium excretion and builds it up in the blood.

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Is it ok to take magnesium citrate tablets daily for constipation.

Is it ok to take magnesium citrate tablets daily for constipation.

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.

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Can I take magnesium citrate while nauseated? Will it worsen the nausea?

Can I take magnesium citrate while nauseated? Will it worsen the nausea?

Yes and may be: Nausea is not a contraindication for this medicine, you can take it. However, depending on individual response to the taste of the medicine and the reason for sickness, your nausea might get worse.

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I take magnesium citrate powder in cold bottled spring water and wonder about how well it's being absorbed.?

A brand called: Jigsaw magnesium is thought by some professionals to be very bio-available. You can give that a try. Peace and good health.

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Is it ok to take magnesium citrate oral solution if on thyroid medication?

Use with caution: Magnesium salts can bind with levothyroxine (common thyroid medication), if taken simultaneously may reduce absorption of the thyroid medication/ decrease its effect. To reduce this interaction, take thyroid medication at least 4 hours before or after the magnesium citrate dose. Note that other antacids and calcium supplements may also affect thyroid medications; same caution is also advised.

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Is it safe to take magnesium citrate 133 mg twice a day, daily for constipation? Thanks in advance.

Is it safe to take magnesium citrate 133 mg twice a day, daily for constipation? Thanks in advance.

Constipation & Mg: I would recommend that youj try some other alternatives such as Senna, Miralax, (polyethylene glycol) or even see your doctor about some prescription medications used to treat constipation. Magnesium will enter your systemic circulation and could possibly have an unintended effect on your blood electrolytes.

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Please explain why does my stomach still hurt after I take magnesium citrate?

Please explain why does my stomach still hurt after I take magnesium citrate?

Citric acid: Magnesium citrate is an laxative and a source of elemetary magnesium and good for constipation. The citriate increase stomach acid assimilation. If someone with acid refulx or if someone take it in empty stomach, magnesium citrate may worsen their abdominal pain.

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Can I take magnesium citrate and zinc longterm? I drink light beer daily so I worry about depletion of these minerals.

Can I take magnesium citrate and zinc longterm? I drink light beer daily so I worry about depletion of these minerals.

15 mg of Zinc daily: The recommended daily allowance of zinc is 15 mg. You shouldn't take more than 30 mg a day of zinc for an extended period because that can inhibit your absorption of iron and copper which are also important minerals.

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Day before laparo radical nephrectomy, mom told to take magnesium citrate. What for, and is it supposed to be liquid or pill?

Day before laparo radical nephrectomy, mom told to take magnesium citrate. What for, and is it supposed to be liquid or pill?

Bowel prep.: Magnesium citrate, which is a liquid that comes usually in a green bottle at the drug store, is often used before laparoscopic surgery to prep the bowel. It is a laxative, and cleans out the intestines of stool. This is usually done the day before surgery, and we recommend starting it early so that the patient is not up all night on the toilet.

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Can I take magnesium citrate after milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide)?

You can after 24hour: Yes you can if magnesia does not work but wait for 12 to 24 hours before you take it.

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Why should you not take magnesium citrate in Tablet form 100mg for migraine Aura, if you were on a low-sodium or restricted-sodium diet? .

Why should you not take magnesium citrate in Tablet form 100mg for migraine Aura, if you were on a low-sodium or restricted-sodium diet? .

Magnesium: If you have migraines, you likely have low tissue magnesium. Taking magnesium improves this and should be taken regularly by migraine sufferers. This should not effect your sodium.

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Can I take magnesium citrate along with Prilosec and Phentermine? Not at the same time but in the same day?

A one-time thing!: Hi. Mag citrate should be a very rare treat for you! Don't use it regularly. Use it one or two times for bad constipation, but don't use it regularly. For regularity, use fiber laxitives...safe and non-habit forming. And stay well hydrated. Psyllium husk is one of the oldest and best around and works like a well oiled clock! That's the straight poop! ;-)