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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

Dizziness is a feeling of light headedness that includes loss of balance, vertigo, or the feeling as ...Read more


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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. ...Read more

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Hello, I took a 10oz bottle of magnesium citrate oral solution and got nausea and vomited. It looked like only the solution.

Hello, I took a 10oz bottle of magnesium citrate oral solution and got nausea and vomited. It looked like only the solution.

GI bug?: Hi. How long have you been constipated? Have you vomited up anything else? Mg citrate does not not induce vomiting, so I suspect you have a gastroenteritis or could have an obstruction. Please talk with your doc. If vomiting continues, get to the ER! Good luck! ...Read more

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I tried a test run drinking a 10oz bottle of magnesium citrate. Will be having colonoscopy 9/13, now very nauseous.How can I prevent nausea next time?

I tried a test run drinking a 10oz bottle of magnesium citrate. Will be having colonoscopy 9/13, now very nauseous.How can I prevent nausea next time?

Mag Citrate: Several options: chill and drink slowly. Have hot coffee/tea before to get intestines simulated in the correct direction. Use MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) the morning of and/or day before, again to get the tract flowing easily. ...Read more

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Was given an enema at e.R. Before noon today, after taking magnesium citrate without success. I am now pooing bloody mucus at 9 p.M. Please help.

Was given an enema at e.R. Before noon today, after taking magnesium citrate without success. I am now pooing bloody mucus at 9 p.M. Please help.

Blood mucous: Go back to the er and have them evaluate you. There was a reason they gave you an enema. Blood per rectum could be serious or a minor problem. Without an evaluation, you will not know. Do so, as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I had my very first bottle of magnesium citrate yesterday at 6 p.M. What does it do, how long does it last, and how dangerous? It said citric acid?

I had my very first bottle of magnesium citrate yesterday at 6 p.M. What does it do, how long does it last, and how dangerous? It said citric acid?

What?: Why did you take a medication not knowing what it does/is for? Magcitrate treats constipation. It usually is "effective" within 6 hrs, if going to see results. Can cause gassy/abdominal cramps and pain while it tries to make things move. Citric acid is in all citrus fruits, among many other things for flavoring and preservation. ...Read more

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I'm finally going to the bathroom after being constipated. I took magnesium citrate and it was all liquid. Everything else feels great, except still f?

I'm finally going to the bathroom after being constipated. I took magnesium citrate and it was all liquid. Everything else feels great, except still f?

Very effective: Mag citrate is very effective. I recommend you start taking a daily stool softener, not a laxative. This will help you stay normal. Usually start with miralax or colace one or two times daily until your going once daily and no longer dealing with constipation. Taking too much stool softener is just as bad and can lead to constant diarrhea. Request a 2nd oppinion for a more detailed plan. ...Read more

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Can expired magnesium citrate be harmful ? Or effective?

Can expired magnesium citrate be harmful ?  Or effective?

Two questions here: 1) We can't endorse the use of expired medications; 2) what are you hoping to treat with magnesium citrate? ...Read more

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What problem could it indicate if magnesium citrate doesn't work?

What problem could it indicate if magnesium citrate doesn't work?

It depends!: If you are saying that mag citrate does not work for constipation, then you have a severe constipation ie need a doctor to evaluate and rule out the possibility of other causes including rarely cancer colon. But if you are saying it did not work for preventing kidney stones, then the causes are different! but if you are saying did not work to control hypomagnesemia then it is different discussion. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me how magnesium and magnesium citrate differ?

Lots of ways: Different forms of magnesium have different uses, different solubility, etc.
More info on:
http://drfairchild.Blogspot.Com/2012/12/magnesium.Html. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Can magnesium citrate help anxiety?

Can magnesium citrate help anxiety?

Magnesium & anxiety: Magnesium deficiency can produce symptoms of anxiety & depression, like muscle weakness, fatigue, eye twitches, apprehension, nervousness, and rapid pulse. Serotonin depends on magnesium for its production & function. Talk w/your doctor first, but 150mg twice daily of magnesium citrate, taurate, or glycinate may be helpful. If diarrhea, split the doses up more. ...Read more

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Do levothyroxine & magnesium citrate not mix ?

Do levothyroxine & magnesium citrate not mix ?

Questionable: There have been case reports that drugs containing magnesium decrease the effect of levothyroxine. I would talk with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is better for anxiety? Magnesium citrate or oxide?

What is better for anxiety? Magnesium citrate or oxide?

Either: The magnesium is what might help with anxiety. The citrate could be easier to absorb than the oxide, but the oxide is a little more economical. Be aware that magnesium supplements can cause loose stools, so use divided doses and increase gradually. You need about 320mg/day of magnesium from all sources including food -- possibly more if under significant stress. Stools can be your dosing guide. ...Read more

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What would doctors recommend magnesium citrate vs magnesium glycinate?

Depends: Both can be used in magnesium diciency. Magnesium Citrate used for bowel irrigation and cause diarrhea. Citric acid will increase stomach acid and assimilation & should be taken with meal. The glycine in magnesium glycinate is an Amino Acid which can help with sleep and feeling calm. Least likely to cause loose stools & should be taken at bedtime. ...Read more

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Why did I vomit after taking magnesium citrate.

Depends: What form of magnesium citrate did you take (liquid vs capsule vs?), and how much did you take?
Many of the liquid magnesium citrate formulations have other ingredients in them.
Volume also matters.. one teaspoon may be well tolerated, but the whole bottle may not be. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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Is magnesium citrate a good idea with external piles?

Is magnesium citrate a good idea with external piles?

Yes: Magnesium should soften your stools and that should help with hemorrhoids. In addition consider miralax (polyethylene glycol). Drink plenty of fluids. ...Read more

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What causes rectal bleeding after using magnesium citrate?

What causes rectal bleeding after using magnesium citrate?

Likely hemorrhoids: It is likely benign. If it continues, see a surgeon for a check. ...Read more

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Can magnesium citrate cause itchiness and kidney pain?

Not usually: These are not expected side effects of magnesium citrate. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What is the amount of calories in magnesium citrate oral solution?

What is the amount of calories in magnesium citrate oral solution?

None.: There are no macronutritents in the mg solution (carbs, proteins, fat). Hence no calories! ...Read more

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