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Magnesium Oxide Overdose In Children
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
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
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
May worsen : It may worsen symptoms, but should not cause a flare. ...Read more
Could magnesium oxide get electrolyte out of balance? Or endanger me? If not what's the best dose?
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 your best bet! Good luck. ...Read more
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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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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Can I crush a magnesium oxide 400mg pill and put in applesauce? Know some u can't crush mine has no score line/markings.Bottle says generic for mag-ox
You can crush it: It will work same.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Why is Magnesium oxide always recommended by doctors while it has the lowest absorption rate of all types of Magnesium? Why not chelated Glycinate?
Magnesium: Magnesium glycinate is a chelated form that tends to provide the highest levels of absorption and bioavailability and is typically considered ideal for deficiency. Magnesium oxide is a non-chelated type of magnesium and is less well absorbed. Why magnesium oxide is often prescribed likely has to do with its lower price and stool softening properties. ...Read more
Doubt, but try it: The sporadic use of magnesium oxide provides no side effects unless you have hypermagnesemia ( high magnesium levels) which is not expected unless you take long term daily medicines that increase magnesium as spironolactone, amiloride, and milk of magesia. You can try mag oxide one daily around the period and if works, fine you got your answer. ...Read more
Yes: These 2 products can be taken together without any problems. Remember the "d" in Allegra (fexofenadine) d is usually pseudoephedrine, which can cause dry mouth, insomnia, rapid heart rate. Most people can get by with just plain allegra, (fexofenadine) if do need to use the "d" formulation, try to keep it to just a couple of days to reduce the congestion and then switch to just the Allegra (fexofenadine) for ongoing symptom control. ...Read more
I'm 29 and I suffer from chronic constipation so I take 2000 mg of Magnesium Oxide before bedtime daily. Is it ok for long term use? during fasting?
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