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Dr. Michael Boriss
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Magnesium Oxide (Overview)

Magnesium oxide is a mineral which is a kind of nutritional agent (nutritional or metabolic agent).


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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

Dr. Michael Boriss
60 Doctors shared insights

Magnesium Oxide (Overview)

Magnesium oxide is a mineral which is a kind of nutritional agent (nutritional or metabolic agent).


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

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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A dr prescribe me magnesium oxide 2years ago and I didn't have headaches the last two years. Another dr prescribe naproxen now. Which is better?

A dr prescribe me magnesium oxide 2years ago and I didn't have headaches the last two years. Another dr prescribe naproxen now. Which is better?

See below: These are two different medications. Naproxen is not safe if taken regularly. Use tylenol (acetaminophen) sometimes if you have headache. Mag oxide is not for headache actually- make sure you are not getting too much mag oxide and your magnesium levels in blood are ok. ...Read more

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My doc prescribed magnesium oxide 400 mg once per day cuz my mag level was low the pills are very big and difficlut to swallow and I feel like a pill is stuck right in the center of my throat since yesterday and its very uncomfortable. Will the pill even

My doc prescribed magnesium oxide 400 mg once per day cuz my mag level was low the pills are very big and difficlut to swallow and I feel like a pill is stuck right in the center of my throat since yesterday and its very uncomfortable. Will the pill even

Large pills: While it is possible for a pill to get stuck in the throat, it is unlikely to be the case without significant symptoms. Most commonly the sensation of a "stuck" pill is related to irritation of the throat lining from the pill not going down easily. Swallowing bread can help push a pill down that is further down the swallowing tube. If breathing/speaking/gagging/swallow probs seek help urgently. ...Read more

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Does magnesium oxide work for migraine headaches?

Does magnesium oxide work for migraine headaches?

Maybe: Magnesium as an alternative preventive treatment has mixed support in the medical community. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take magnesium oxide every day?

Is it safe to take magnesium oxide every day?

Yes with supervision: If you have somewhat slower kidney function you could accumulate magnesium levels in blood causing abnormal heart rhythm. Need a doctor supervision for every day use for long term. At least need doctors clearance for starting a long term use. He will factor the risk vs benefit and your blood level and your other meds interacting with it and the cause to use it and if there is a better option. ...Read more

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What happens if you take too many magnesium oxide tablets? Do you get diarrhea?

What happens if you take too many magnesium oxide tablets? Do you get diarrhea?

Yes: Magnesium is the a powerful laxitive.
It cause severe electrolyte disturbances and dehydration.
When toxic it can cause severe sedation, muscle weakness, poor reflexes, and can be lethal. ..... ...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.
http://drfairchild. Blogspot. Com/2012/12/magnesium. Html. ...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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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.
http://drfairchild. Blogspot. Com/2012/12/magnesium. Html. ...Read more

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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.
More recommendations on my blog:
http://drfairchild. Blogspot. Com/2012/12/magnesium. Html. ...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.
http://drfairchild. Blogspot. Com/2012/12/magnesium. Html. ...Read more

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What's a side effect of magnesium oxide 400mg?

High: Magnesium levels in the blood, diarrhea, are some common ones. ...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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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.

More info on:
http://drfairchild. Blogspot. Com/2012/12/magnesium. Html ...Read more

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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 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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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 it safe to take magnesium oxide every day?

Yes with supervision: If you have somewhat slower kidney function you could accumulate magnesium levels in blood causing abnormal heart rhythm. Need a doctor supervision for every day use for long term. At least need doctors clearance for starting a long term use. He will factor the risk vs benefit and your blood level and your other meds interacting with it and the cause to use it and if there is a better option. ...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.
More info on: http://drfairchild. Blogspot. Com/2012/12/magnesium-benefits. Html. ...Read more

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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.
More details about magnesium supplementation on my blog:
http://drfairchild. Blogspot. Com/2012/12/magnesium. Html. ...Read more

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

More mag in Mg oxide: Mag gluconate has less magnesium on weight to weight basis i.e. On milligram to milligram basis. But the product you buy may tell you how much of magnesium on it. Sometimes they specify "contains however many milligrams of mangesium". Clinically, there is not much of a difference since all magnesium products over the counter are of low dose since if much will cause diarrhea and possible arrhythmia. ...Read more

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What is the difference between magnesium oxide and magnesium gluconate?

Absorption: Magnesium gluconate is likely better for you. The studies that show good absorption of magnesium oxide were done on rats. Human studies do not show great absorption of magnesium oxide. This being said, oral magnesium in general is not all that well absorbed, which is why too much tends to cause diarrhea. ...Read more

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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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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.
More info:
http://drfairchild. Blogspot. Com/2012/12/magnesium. Html ...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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My magnesium is 1.6. Dr. Prescribed 400mg magnesium oxide. Will this push it to a dangerously high level? I also take 37.5mg cozaar (losartan).Will bp go low?

My magnesium is 1.6. Dr. Prescribed 400mg magnesium oxide. Will this push it to a dangerously high level? I also take 37.5mg cozaar (losartan).Will bp go low?

Magnesium pills: Unless you have chronic kidney disease, your magnesium (M) will not elevate to dangerously high levels with the amount of M you are taking. You M level has no effect on the BP lowering effects of cozaar (losartan) (C). If you have a low M, discuss with your physician (P) what the reason your M is low. You can also replace you M with foods, salmon and cashew nuts rather than taking M supplements. ...Read more

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Does magnesium oxide work for migraine headaches?

Maybe: Magnesium as an alternative preventive treatment has mixed support in the medical community. ...Read more