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Doctor insights on: How Long Does It Take Magnesium Citrate Oral Solution To Work

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

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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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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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. ...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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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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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, 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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more