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Can citrate of magnesia cause an abortion?

Can citrate of magnesia cause an abortion?

No. find a doctor: If you're looking for access to safe abortion services, try http://www.Plannedparenthood.Org or http://www.Prochoice.Org mag citrate will not work. It will only give you terrible diarrhea. ...Read more

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Is phillips milk of magnesium as good as citrate of magnesia before sigmoidoscopy?

Is phillips milk of magnesium as good as citrate of magnesia before sigmoidoscopy?

Neither?: Many centers do not even recommend a laxative before flexible sigmoidoscopy and simply suggest one (usually 2) prepared enemas (Fleet's) be done within 2 hours before the procedure. It often helps to have a day of clear liquids before. I think most people believe mag citrate is "stronger" than milk of magnesia, (magnesium hydroxide) but, again, neither may be necessary. Good luck! ...Read more

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When should I start citrate of magnesia the day before hip surgery if i go in at 7am? Not to be up all night

When should I start citrate of magnesia the day before hip surgery if i go in at 7am? Not to be up all night

Start it the day --: Before, in the morning, so you have plenty of time, and then after the surgery continue it. If still not sure check with your surgeon's office as his staff might be able to help you. Good luck. ...Read more

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What will help using the bathroom when milk magnesia, magn. Citrate, dulcalax, moralax doesn't help also tryin fiber doesn't help what to do?

What will help using the bathroom when milk magnesia, magn. Citrate, dulcalax, moralax doesn't help also tryin fiber doesn't help what to do?

Get seen: This suggests a serious problem with the lower intestine. Please get with a gastroenterologist. In the meantime, your personal physician can check you for hypothyroidism, scleroderma and several of of the other medical causes. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Hello. I tried milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) magnesium citrate and castor oil and none same to work for fully and I was wondering what should I do next..

Hello. I tried milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) magnesium citrate and castor oil and none same to work for fully and I was wondering what should I do next..

For constipation: take Senna. Senna is a very safe natural plant product with a wide dosage range. Start by taking 2 tablets at bedtime, if you do not have a comfortable bowel movement (BM) the next day, take 4 tablets the next night. You can continue to increase the dose by 2 tablets every night until it works. It is safe to continue the dose that works every night in order to have a comfortable BM daily. ...Read more

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Between Milk of Magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) & mag citrate, is one less likely than the other to cause cramping? Does one pull fluid into the bowels slower maybe?

Between Milk of Magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) & mag citrate, is one less likely than the other to cause cramping?  Does one pull fluid into the bowels slower maybe?

They are similar.: Both milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) and magnesium citrate are osmotic laxatives, drawing water into the bowels and stimulating bowel motility. Used in similar doses, they should act about the same, although certainly one may be better then the other in a particular patient. You have to learn what works best for you. It is advisable not to use laxatives on a regular basis. Good luck ...Read more

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Are there any good over-the-counter medications for IBS c I have been taking probiotics metamusal and milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide)?

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Are there any good  over-the-counter medications for IBS c  I have been taking probiotics metamusal and milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide)?

IBS: I would recommend that you do a food dairy and see which foods you are allergic (ibs pts have allergies). The most common are dairy and gluten. You can try a to do a food elimination diet where you eliminate an entire food category for 1-2 weeks to see if you improve. I would recommend a high strength probiotic of 80 billion. For constipation i would recommend taking mag 500-1000 mg per night. ...Read more

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What are the differences between magnesium citrate vs oxide? Which will work better with stimulant medication?

What are the differences between magnesium citrate vs oxide? Which will work better with stimulant medication?

They are different : Salts of magnesium. The magnesium citrate may be absorbed a little better, but if you take too much of either one, you might end up with loose stools. So talk with your PCP about which one S/he recommends for you to take right now. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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My spouse takes nine pot citrate ER tabs 100's 10meq daily to prevent kidney stones. Is there an alternative medication that is less onerous.

My spouse takes nine pot citrate ER tabs 100's 10meq daily to prevent kidney stones.  Is there an alternative medication that is less onerous.

Here are some…: Thus far, potassium citrate has remained the most tolerable, available drug for urinary stone prevention. To make potassium citrate more palatable or tolerable, you may adjust its dose under professional guidance. Besides, maintaining a daily urinary output > 2500 mL and decreasing oral consumption of salt, red meat, & dairy products by some 50% are essential. ...Read more

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Take 10mg celexa a day and just took 4 tbsp of milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) for constipation. Just saw on drugs.com there's a moderate interaction. Am I okay?

Take 10mg celexa a day and just took 4 tbsp of milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) for constipation.  Just saw on drugs.com there's a moderate interaction. Am I okay?

Yes.: You're on low dose of celexa. Just be cautious on milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) use. It's not good to use large amounts of milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) at any time. The interactions you saw are very rare, and usually requires that you have electrolyte abnormalities that are not common at your age group. Senna S is a vegetable laxative that is safer overall. ...Read more

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Can i take milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) if i take abuterol,singulair,bystolic,amildopine ,zyretex,klonipin,asprin,musinex is there any drug interaction?

Can i take milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) if i take abuterol,singulair,bystolic,amildopine ,zyretex,klonipin,asprin,musinex is there any drug interaction?

No: milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) is not appreciably absorbed and works mostly in the intestines to increase fluid intake into the bowel to promote a bowel movement. If taken in excess it can cause fluid loss and dehydration, which could effect your other meds. If taken as prescribed, it should not cause problems, but talk to your doctor and/or pharmacist to be sure. ...Read more

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What drugs is sildenafil citrate?

What drugs is sildenafil citrate?

Sildenafil is Viagra (sildenafil): This is the generic name for the famous e.D. Medication known as viagra (sildenafil). ...Read more

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Can you tell me about a drug called spasmonal(alverine citrate)?

Not sold in USA: Rx in UK---OTC> https://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080625143734AADSnfU You can look it up in Google like I did ...Read more

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Taking potassium citrate 10meq couple years. Started lisinopril 20mg1/13. Just did a drug interaction check & rated severe. How concerned should I be?

Taking potassium citrate 10meq couple years. Started lisinopril 20mg1/13. Just did a drug interaction check & rated severe. How concerned should I be?

Lisinopril: Lisinopril acts in the kidney to retain potassium which is the source of the interaction warning. Check with your doctor to see if that is what the doctor wants. ...Read more

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Can you take milk of magnesia with lorazepam?

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Can you take milk of  magnesia with lorazepam?

Yes but . . .: www.epocrates.com doesn't show any significant interactions between milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) and Lorazepam but you really ought to address this w/your family doc and/or whoever prescribed your lorazepam. It's imperative that your docs know everything you're taking, even if an over-the-counter dietary supplement or a prescription medication from another doc. ...Read more

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What are the uses of milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide)?

MOM: Magnesium hydroxide is used as antacid & as laxative, and topically for canker sores (aphthos ulcers). Some believe it can be used topically on the scalp to releave dandruff. ...Read more