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Doctor insights on: Magnesium Citrate Vs Sulfate

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How does. Magnesium citrate work?

How does. Magnesium citrate work?

Purges colon: Magnesium citrate causes fluid shifts within the intestines to promote large amount of bowel movement to occur usually within a few hours. ...Read more

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What is magnesium citrate taken for?

What is magnesium citrate taken for?

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

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Is magnesium citrate effective if flat?

Yes: I presume you are referring to a "fizzy drink" that contains magnesium. The fizziness does not matter. ...Read more

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What if any benefit is Magnesium Citrate?

What if any benefit is Magnesium Citrate?

Depends: Magnesium citrate may be helpful for kidney stones. For magnesium supplementation, I prefer magnesium glycinate, which is better absorbed and may have a calming effect.
More info: http://drfairchild. Blogspot. Com/2012/12/magnesium. Html ...Read more

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How long does magnesium citrate always work?

Depends: 1 to several hours depending on how sensitive you are. ...Read more

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How long would magnesium citrate start to work?

2 to 4 hours: Recommended adult dose 1 gm magnesium citrate (160 mg of elementary magnesium) daily or in divided dose. Check kidney function before taking extra dose ...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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How long does it take for magnesium citrate to take action?

How long does it take for magnesium citrate to take action?

See below: Usually it will produce a bowel movement within a few hours of taking it. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for magnesium citrate to work?

Please tell me how long it takes for magnesium citrate to work?

Work for what: Magnesium citrate for constipation typically works within 4-6 hours of drinking 8 ounces. If it does not work there be be a bowel obstruction or exceedingly hard stool in the colon that cannot be bypassed easily, for low magnesium levels in the blood stream it may never work because the absorption may be inadequate due to rapid transit through the GI tract. ...Read more

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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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Why shouldn't you break Magnesium Citrate 100mg tablets in Half?

No difference: No problem in breaking them. If there is claim on the benefit of long-acting magnesium, it's just rubbish. Don't bloody believe it. ...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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Can magnesium citrate be used with children? And is the dose the same?

Can magnesium citrate be used with children? And is the dose the same?

Type of use?: Need to know why magnesium citrate is being used. Child's dosage depends upon age and size. Recommend contacting your child's doctor for a more specific answer. ...Read more

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How long does ten ounces of magnesium citrate last before it wears off?

How long does ten ounces of magnesium citrate last before it wears off?

Not known: Half life of magnesium citrate is not clearly known. It's not possible to state how long they last in the system. ...Read more

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I accidentally took 2 tablespoons of magnesium citrate (over 1000mg) instead of recommended dose of 2 tsp. Is this dangerous?

No: As even higher amounts are taken in preparation for colonoscopies to clean out your bowels. You don't need to worry. You may develop mild diarrhea at the most. ...Read more

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Can magnesium citrate help you lose weight?

Can magnesium citrate help you lose weight?

Not on its own: It will definitely help you have bowel movements. You need a comprehensive program to help you lose weight. That is the right good choices, the right exercise program, nutraceuticals and pharmacological medications as determined by a qualified doctor in weight loss. ...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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Will magnesium citrate cause you to lose weight?

Will magnesium citrate cause you to lose weight?

Yes, but: It will all be "water weight". Mag citrate acts as a laxative and makes you poop out water/electrolytes. You might see weight loss because of that, but it is not fat that you are losing! Too much mag citrate use to lose weight is a possible sign of laxative abuse. ...Read more

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Should I eat before or after drinking magnesium citrate?

Should I eat before or after drinking magnesium citrate?

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

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What if magnesium citrate doesn't work? Does that mean I have a blockage?

What if magnesium citrate doesn't work? Does that mean I have a blockage?

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