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Doctor insights on: Magnesium Sulfate Vs Magnesium Oxide

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Is it safe to ingest magnesium sulfate(epsom salt)?

Is it safe to ingest magnesium sulfate(epsom salt)?

Depends on dose: Too much will cause diarrhea, and Magnesium Sulfate by mouth tastes bitter.
1 tablespoon of epsom salts dissolved in 6-8 oz water is a laxative dose, and it tastes quite horrible, but it is as safe as taking any other form of magnesium.
There are better ways to replete magnesium.
http://drfairchild.blogspot.com/2012/12/proper-thyroid-testing.html. ...Read more

Dr. Su Fairchild
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Magnesium Sulfate (Definition)

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Are magnesium sulfate and magnesium oxide the same?

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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I would like to try magnesium supplement. What is the difference between magnesium sulfate, oxide, gluconate and aspartate. Are they all the same?

I would like to try magnesium supplement. What is the difference between magnesium sulfate, oxide, gluconate and aspartate. Are they all the same?

No: The sulfate & oxide are magnesium attached to inorganic molecules. They are not harmful, but inadequately absorbed. Oratate, gluconate, & aspartic acid are natural organic amino acids, which effect much greater absorption & magnesium release in the body. These organic forms are more expensive but worth it. A formulation that releases about "500 mg of elemental magnesium" is a good daily dose. ...Read more

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Hello — I take Adderall and Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) daily. May I take a magnesium oxide/zinc sulfate/calcium carbonate supplement?

Yes you may: You should be just fine taking your supplements, but please consider taking them at night. This would help prevent any changes in the absorption of your ADHD medications. ...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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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 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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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 treatment for magnesium oxide overdose?

What is the treatment for magnesium oxide overdose?

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

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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 a 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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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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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

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Magnesium Oxide (Definition)

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