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What's the difference between magnesium oxide and magnesium citrate?

What's the difference between magnesium oxide and magnesium citrate?

Different mag salts: You cannot take magnesium alone. It has to be compound with something like oxide, citrate, or sulfate. We call these salts of magnesium. Like the salt of table sodium chloride. But you can take sodium in other forms like sod bicarb (in baking soda). Mag citrate causes diarrhea that's why it is used for constipation. Also, good for preventing kidney stones. Mag ox is used for repleting low mg level. ...Read more

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Magnesium Oxide (Definition)

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

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

Different salts: They are different salts of magnesium that one might use to replete magnesium deficiency or other clinical conditions. They do not have the same amount of elemental magnesium for every milligram. Mag citrate is often used to treat constipation, whereas mag oxide is a preferred way of treating mag deficiency. ...Read more

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What is the difference between magnesium oxide and magnesium citrate? Are they for the same purposes?

What is the difference between magnesium oxide and magnesium citrate? Are they for the same purposes?

Nope: Although both could cause loose stools. Mag citrate is more effective for constipation. Mag oxide is used for muscle cramps and repleting low mag blood levels. Both can increase mag levels in urine which helps fending off kidney stone disease. However, mag citrate is much better bec citrates also prevent kidney stone disease. ...Read more

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Is Magnesium Oxide 300mg with Manganese 4mg (Manganese amino acid chelate 40mg*11mgUpper Limit)for Migraine Aura or is Magnesium Citrate Best Option?

The magnesiums....: Hello - probably the first option which are pills. The Mg Citrate is a liquid, .and it MAY help your migraine....but the method is rather primitive don't you think? ...Read more

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Took magnesium citrate (300ml) & now worried because I take a daily magnesium oxide supplement. I feel very nauseous & my stomach hurts after drinking the mag. Citrate. Will this lead to hypermagnesemia? My serum lvl was 2.3 last year. I'm worried.

Took magnesium citrate (300ml) & now worried because I take a daily magnesium oxide supplement. I feel very nauseous & my stomach hurts after drinking the mag. Citrate. Will this lead to hypermagnesemia? My serum lvl was 2.3 last year. I'm worried.

Unlikely: Your symptoms are likely related to using the mg citrate as a laxative. A1 time occurrence is unlikely to increase your magnesium level. If you continue to feel unwell, get a magnesium level done. All the best! ...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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Magnesium oxide or citrate, which is better?

Citrate: Magnesium citrate wins. Magnesium oxide is poorly absorbed in humans, but well absorbed in rats. These rat studies have fooled people into thinking magnesium oxide is good.
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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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What's role of magnesium oxide?

Repletes magnesium: If your mag level is low, you can use mag oxide for repleting your stores. If you have kidney disease, avoid taking mag oxide because it can cause high magnesium levels in the blood which can cause irregular heart rhythm. ...Read more

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Is magnesium oxide ok to take if you have crohn's?

Why do you take it?: Mag oxide is intended to replace body magnesium when low. Most magnesium products cause loose stools. Hence, milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) for constipation. So, it may worsen the diarrhea symptoms of crohn's. If so, your doc can give you i. V. Magnesium over a few hours in outpatient setting. If using it for cramps etc, other options may suit you better. ...Read more

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Is magnesium oxide less harmful to kidneys?

Magnesium oxide: Less harmful than what? Please rephrase your question for a meaningful response. ...Read more

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Please answer! What can magnesium oxide do to our body?

Please answer! What can magnesium oxide do to our body?

Magnesium: Magnesium supplements are not recommended nor necessary for our bodies. They often will cause diarrhea and make matters worse rather than better. Feel like you want more magnesium? Think whole grains, vegetables, seeds and nuts, particularly almonds. That's your best bet! Good luck. ...Read more

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Please answer! What magnesium oxide can do to our body?

Magnesium: Magnesium is beneficial, and most people are deficient. However, magnesium oxide is not the best form for supplementation as it is generally poorly absorbed. ...Read more

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What happens if you overdose on magnesium oxide tablets?

Diarrhea: Most people will get diarrhea as magnesium oxide is not well absorbed and the unabsorbed part acts as a laxative.
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Is it true that magnesium oxide is the worst form you can take?

Magnesium supplement: Magnesium oxide, and magnesium supplements in general, are generally not necessary and can cause some potential side effects. It may be used in the short term for heartburn or as a laxative. They should not be used long-term unless under the care of a physician who recommended it. Magnesium of any sort can have interactions with many other medications. Good luck. ...Read more

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What number of magox 400 (magnesium oxide) will it take for me to die?

What number of magox 400 (magnesium oxide) will it take for me to die?

This is worrisome: If you are having thoughts about killing yourself, get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. You can call the National suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255) for support. Please get help now. ...Read more

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Can I take magnesium oxide?

Yes, but: I consider magnesium oxide an inferior form of magnesium supplementation.
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Does magnesium oxide hurt the kidneys?

Does magnesium oxide hurt the kidneys?

No: Magnesium is not known to be toxic to the kidneys although it can accumulate in the blood when large amounts are taken in the presence of relatively advanced kidney disease. ...Read more

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Is 500mg of magnesium oxide safe for constipation?

Is 500mg of magnesium oxide safe for constipation?

Yes: Magnesium oxide is poorly absorbed in humans and will work for constipation although I prefer magnesium citrate. 500 mg is a safe dose although you may need to titrate the dose based on response.
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Should I take 250mg magnesium oxide for deficiency?

Depends: Magnesium oxide is not my preferred choice, as I believe other forms are better.
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Are magnesium sulfate and magnesium oxide the same?

No: Both are forms of magnesium, but have differences in absorption and biological use. Magnesium oxide is the worst form to supplement with. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of magnesium oxide 400 mg?

Side effects: Diarrhea is most common side effect. Http://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/magnesium-oxide-side-effects. Html ...Read more

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What are the side effects of 400mg of magnesium oxide taken daily?

Magnesium oxide: Diarrhea is most common side effect. Http://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/magnesium-oxide-side-effects. Html - most common side effect is diarrhea ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Magnesium oxide overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Magnesium oxide overdose?

Magnesium oxide O/D: An overdose occurs when an excessive / dangerous dose of a drug / substance is used. "Symptoms of an magnesium oxide overdose include nausea, vomiting, flushing, low blood pressure, a slow heartbeat, drowsiness, coma, and death." REF: http://www. Uofmhealth. Org/health-library/d03797a1 ...Read more

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Please help docs! Is magnesium oxide good for you and how much do I take daily?

Depends: Magnesium is highly beneficial and most people are deficient, but magnesium oxide is not the best form.

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Could magnesium oxide get electrolyte out of balance? Or endanger me? If not what's the best dose?

Could magnesium oxide get electrolyte out of balance? Or endanger me? If not what's the best dose?

Insuff Info: I would need medication list and Med HX to answer. I would also need to know kidney function such as BUN and Creatinine and UR electrolytes. In patients with normal kidney function and nl electrolytes, one could take 100 - 250mgs a day or every other day. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between magnesium oxide, magnesium chelate, magnesium sulphide. Etc?

Yes: There are subtle differences between different types of magnesium, mainly how well it is absorbed by the body.
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What is the treatment for magnesium oxide overdose?

What is the treatment for magnesium oxide overdose?

To remove magnesium: To remove high mag from blood, dialysis or Lasix (furosemide) could be used. Of course, stop magox. Note, side effects from chronic Lasix (furosemide) includes low mag. However, you will need to document first if there is high blood magnesium or do you mean someone took extra magox pills. Using Lasix (furosemide) to correct mag should be under doctor's supervision. Watching hi mag till it trends down on own sometimes is safer. ...Read more