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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
56 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'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