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Magnesium Citrate Vs Magnesium Carbonate
Is the 460 mg of magnesium carbonate in Gaviscon, the same as 460mg of magnesium citrate in a supplement?
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
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
Why taking?: If taking for constipation, drinking 10 ounces of magnesium citrate, induces large volume stool output between 1-6 hours later. Therefore eating after may be a little uncomfortable. If you are taking to raise your magnesium levels I would try a different form such as magnesium oxide or magnesium protein plus. ...Read more
No.: While having laxitive properti! Es, it is mild and "does not always" clean you out! ...Read more
No it does not try:
If magnesium citrate does not work that does not mean you have blockage. If it is being used foe constipation you may need lifestyle changes like eating more fiber in your diet like20to35grms of fiber per day and increased fluids
if that does not work you may use other over the counter laxatives like stimulant laxatives and or stool softners. ...Read more
You meant penis?: There is no such a miracle drug or supplement. ...Read more
I've been taking 600mg of magnesium citrate everyday for the last month. What side effects should I be aware of?
Mg citrate: If using it as a laxative - you may be creating a situation where your body becomes dependent on it to have a BM. Otherwise - I might be concerned about the amount of magnesium your body is absorbing. I would talk to your doctor about this - rarely should constipation last this long. Also a serum magnesium level might be appropriate Good luck ...Read more
Are most people really magnesium defficient? I take 400mg of magnesium citrate daily "just because". Is this a bad idea?
Will taking expired magnesium citrate still work? It says to "throw away any unused medicine 24 hours after opening the bottle".
Throw it away: Do as recommended by the pharmaceutical company ...Read more
I take a combination of 200 miligrams of magnesium citrate and a capful of miralax and that seems to help. Is that OK to do that?
Constipation: Yes, it is perfectly okGet a more detailed answer ›
How much magnesium citrate is safe to take? Is 400 mg to high? I take it to help with anxiety. I keep reading conflicting information on dosage.
Titrate: There are individual differences in magnesium absorption, so there is no standard dose. Basically, "titrate to bowel tolerance". Which means take as much as you can handle without giving yourself diarrhea. For anxiety, magnesium glycinate may be slightly better. More info: http://drfairchild. Blogspot. Com/2012/12/magnesium. Html ...Read more
I took 10 fl oz of magnesium citrate yesterday and no relief yet and its been 24 hours. Can I drink another 10 fl oz and hopefully get relief? Is th
Constipation: If you have no urge to have a bowel movement and no abdominal cramps or vomiting, another dose or dulcolax tablets may be taken. If you have urge for a BM and can't go, insert a rectal dulcolax suppository or administer a fleets enema. See a physician if there is abdominal pain, distension, tenderness, vomiting or total inability to have a bowel movement. ...Read more
I take two 200mg magnesium citrate pills daily as I understand most of us are deficient. Is this safe to do longterm? Any benefits if so? (41yr male)
Constipated?: It is used for treating magnesium deficiency states and it is also a saline laxative that is thought to work by increasing fluid in the small intestine. It usually results in a bowel movement within 30 minutes to 3 hours. This is why it is used for bowel preparation for colonoscopy and surgery. ...Read more
12-24: Usually gone wiqthin 1 day,Get a more detailed answer ›
30 minutes to 3hours: It can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 3 hours to work. ...Read more
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
No, but..: It would be a good idea.Get a more detailed answer ›
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