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Magnesium Oxide Vs Magnesium Chloride
Twitching all over body, skip beats while resting on side (they come together not followed) I take magnesium oxide and potassium chloride but nothing?
Many causes possible: You have made an assumption that magnesium and potassium are sufficiently low to be the causes of twitching. However, there are many other causes for muscles to twitch- many of which are more common than electrolyte disturbances that should be checked. Would you like a virtual consultation? Www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR to make a calendar appointment. ...Read more
Hard spasms all over body, mainly butt, thigh, bottom pelvic, calf (tighten sometime), sometimes stinging. I been taking potassium chloride 3 times, 1 magnesium oxide 400mg for 3 days, malabsorption?
SPASMS TAKING K: 19 F from Cleveland says she is having hard spasms all over. Taking KCL tid + MagO. Wants to know if malabsorption? Why are you taking K? If to correct low blood K then need to find cause of low K. I have answered several questions about low K (hypokalemia). Look at those answers and get back to us. Low K can come from diarrhea, sweat, losing in urine. Treatment depends on cause. ...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
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 more
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
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Side effects: Diarrhea is most common side effect. Http://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/magnesium-oxide-side-effects. Html ...Read more
No.: Magnesium chloride is a supplement that primarily provides magnesium to the body. This essential nutritional mineral is critical to many biological processes. However, magnesium chloride is not appropriate for all individuals. It can adversely interact with some medications and is also not advised for individuals with kidney problems. ...Read more
May worsen: It may worsen symptoms, but should not cause a flare. ...Read more
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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