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Can magnesium supplements cause rash?

Can magnesium supplements cause rash?

Depends: Magnesium is in food, and should not by itself cause a rash. It is more likely if rash develops that the cause may be a different ingredient in the supplements, such as coloring or flavor or filler. ...Read more

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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


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I have been having terrible muscle twitches in my head and down my neck for a while now. I have been on iron and magnesium supplements. What is wrong?

I have been having terrible muscle twitches in my head and down my neck for a while now. I have been on iron and magnesium supplements. What is wrong?

Muscle spams: It could be spasm of the trapezius muscle up to the nuchal line due to bad posture.... computer phone....... Get it assessed by doctor if fine might need a few sessions of Physio ...Read more

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What is magnesium supplements good for in a woman?

What is magnesium supplements good for in a woman?

Many things: The majority of americans are deficient in magnesium. Low magnesium can cause or aggravate muscle spasms, anxiety, insomnia, menstrual cramps, migraine headaches, pms, high blood pressure, fatigue, palpitations, constipation, asthma, osteoporosis etc. The best magnesium supplements are magnesium taurate, glycinate, citrate and aspartate. See
http://drcarolyndean. Com/magnesium_miracle/. ...Read more

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What can result from taking too much magnesium supplements?

Too much magnesium: Oral ingestion of magnesium can lead to diarrhea; it is a decent laxative. If magnesium is absorbed, then blood levels will rise and BP will decline; it can also make muscles weak. Kidneys will eliminate magnesium if they are healthy ...Read more

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Could magnesium supplements treat anxiety?

Could magnesium supplements treat anxiety?

Magnesium can be: Used to help w/anxiety but it is far better to seek out the help of a professional also. There are many causes for anxiety and it's best to get trained in strategies to resolve them. Also, too much magnesium can cause the runs and there are several types of magnesium. I use magnesium citrate w/patients. You may also find a brand called jigsaw magnesium helpful. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Should I take magnesium supplement while taking amoxycillan?

Should I take magnesium supplement while taking amoxycillan?

Separate: Magnesium can interfere with the absorption of certain antibiotics so to play it safe you should separate the magnesium and the Amoxicillin by at least 4 hours, or wait until you are done with the Amoxicillin to start the magnesium. ...Read more

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Can I take magnesium supplements while on gabapentin?

Can I take magnesium supplements while on gabapentin?

Yes: Yes, as mentioned by dr. Weisman you can take both simultaneously as long as the amount you take is not excessive and the level is monitored. ...Read more

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I have an mvp is it safe for me to take magnesium supplement?

I have an mvp is it safe for me to take magnesium supplement?

Very helpful to take: Magnesium is not only safe to take but often extremely beneficial in mitral valve prolapse. Research shows that magnesium deficiency is very common in people with mvp and that taking magnesium often dramatically reduces symptoms. I advise at least 400 mg a day of magnesium, ideally as taurate or glycinate. See http://www. Mgwater. Com/prev1808.Shtml. ...Read more

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Magnesium supplements helpful for me if I have no gall bladder?

Magnesium supplements helpful for me if I have no gall bladder?

Irrelevant: Your status as to gallbladder or none, makes no difference. If you have other reasons to take this supplement do. The real question is wheather or not the supplements are useful in the first place, you might consult with your md about their benefit, not just uniformly useful for everyone. ...Read more

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I take triam/hctz 37.5/25 mg can I take magnesium supplements 54 year female?

I take triam/hctz 37.5/25 mg can I take magnesium supplements 54 year female?

Yes: It is very safe and even a good idea to take magnesium supplements with this medicine. Triamterene/hctz is known to sometimes cause magnesium deficiency. The best absorbed forms tend to be magnesium glycinate & taurate; citrate is pretty good too. Too much magnesium can have a laxative effect- this could potentially cause electrolyte imbalances so do not use it for a laxative effect. ...Read more

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Can a magnesium supplement help depression and what is the daily dose for women?

Can a magnesium supplement help depression and what is the daily dose for women?

No proof: There is no proof that additional magnesium will help depression. That being said a healthy, balanced diet is usually helpful. Ask your MD about the use of this supplement. Best. ...Read more

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Are there any dangers of taking multivitamin and a magnesium supplement together?

Are there any dangers of taking multivitamin and a magnesium supplement together?

Not at all unless...: Magnesium is safe to take in high doses unless you have kidney failure. Most multivitamins don't have much magnesium & many people will benefit from additional magnesium. Magnesium may cause loose stools, esp. If you take too much or use a poorly absorbed form. Magnesium taurate & glycinate are relatively well-absorbed forms, with mag. Citrate next best. ...Read more

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I have benign PVCs. Which magnesium supplement should I take: glutamate or taurate? Maybe orate?

I have benign PVCs. Which magnesium supplement should I take: glutamate or taurate? Maybe orate?

If your magnesium: Is low and is causing cardiac arrythmia Magnesium sulfate can be administered IV or intra-muscularly. Magnesium citrate can be given by mouth in doses of 100-200 mg. Magnesium oxide is most common in commercial vitamins but requires neutralization by stomach acid and is the least bio-available. Low dietary magnesium can be treated by eating more green vegetables with magnesium. Ask your doctor. ...Read more

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Took 400mg of presc magnesium this am before starting colonoscopy prep. Noticed suprep has magnesium. Is it ok that I took magnesium supplement.

Took 400mg of presc magnesium this am before starting colonoscopy prep. Noticed suprep has magnesium. Is it ok that I took magnesium supplement.

Probably ok: The magnesium supplement you took was probably eliminated during the bowel cleansing process, which uses a magnesium-based laxative such as magnesium citrate. The magnesium in the bowel prep isn't absorbed by the body but passes through the intestines and causes the bowel-cleansing cathartic effect. Check with your pcp or gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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When I take atenolol 12.5mg it works well for HR control due to anxiety. But when I take a magnesium supplement I feel like it wears of the atenolol?

When I take atenolol 12.5mg it works well for HR control due to anxiety. But when I take a magnesium supplement I feel like it wears of the atenolol?

Doubt a correlation: I'm not aware of any interaction although you can always ask your pharmacist. A better question could be - why are you taking the magnesium supplement? Or a HR/BP med for anxiety? Talking with your doc may give you better options. ...Read more

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How fast does magnesium supplements work?

Magnesium: It depends on the form of magnesium and how you take it. It works with minutes in many cases, certainly in less than an hour. Most Americans are at least a little suboptimal in their magnesium levels. ...Read more

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Which type of magnesium supplement should I take?

Magnesium: Before you waste your money on a magnesium (M) supplements (S), here is a list of food rich in M: https://www. Cedars-sinai. Edu/Patients/Programs-and-Services/Documents/CP0403MagnesiumRichFoods. Pdf

If you consume none of these foods, you then may need to have some supplements. M supplements can cause nausea, cramps, and diarrhea. It is always better to ingest M from foods rather that from S. ...Read more

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Should a 15 y.O. Be taking a magnesium supplement?

Should a 15 y.O. Be taking a magnesium supplement?

Magnesium: Before you waste your money on a magnesium (M) supplements (S), here is a list of food rich in M: https://www. Cedars-sinai. Edu/Patients/Programs-and-Services/Documents/CP0403MagnesiumRichFoods. Pdf

If he consumes none of these foods, you then may need to have some supplements. M supplements can cause nausea, cramps, and diarrhea. It is always better to ingest M from foods rather that from S. ...Read more

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Can a magnesium supplement help resolve pvcs?

Yes: It all depends on what's causing the pvcs. But if your magnesium is on the low side, supplementing mg can help prevent pvcs from deteriorating into a more serious rhythm like v tach or v fib. Usually, mg is an add-on to another cardiac med but you should discuss your treatment options and purpose of each med with your cardiologist. ...Read more

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What magnesium supplement can I buy? I have uterine spasms.

A protein chelate: Adults need about 500 mg of elemental magnesium (mg) each day and most americans are deficient. Avoid magnesium oxide which is poorly absorbed. Choose a chelate (mg bound to an Amino Acid like aspartate or orotate) and read the label to find out the elemental mg amount in each pill. ...Read more

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Can I take a magnesium supplement with my prescribed ativan (lorazepam)?

Can I take a magnesium supplement with my prescribed ativan (lorazepam)?

Certainly: Magnesium is present in a very wide range of foods so if it interacted with Ativan (lorazepam) there would be hundreds of foods unsafe to eat! Taking magnesium can reduce anxiety ; help insomnia ; might reduce your need for ativan (lorazepam). The best-absorbed forms are magnesium glycinate ; taurate. See http://bit. Ly/1dpai09 for more on magnesium and health. ...Read more

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Would it be unusual or concerning for magnesium supplements to cause nausea?

Would it be unusual or concerning for magnesium supplements to cause nausea?

Nausea and mag: You need to ask yourself the question: why am I taking magnesium (m) supplements? You also need to get a blood m level. Nausea is one sign of a high level of m. If high, stop the m supplements and consider not using them in the future. If your m is normal, see a gastroenterologist to evaluate you for answer to your question. ...Read more

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How to know what is better for constipation magnesium supplement, or foods high in magnesium?

How to know what is better for constipation magnesium supplement, or foods high in magnesium?

Supplements?: Taking the supplements gets you the same amount of magnesium every day. Day after day. Eating foods "high" in magnesium is going to be provide a variable amount of magnesium depending on your appetite, how the foods are prepared, what else you are eating and drinking. So, if you want reliable consistent magnesium intake, count on the supplements. If you just want "more" then the foods are ok. ...Read more

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If I'm taking a 2 magnesium supplement pills a day. Wouldn't that increase my magnesium levels. When I had my blood drawn the levels were normal?

No: That ignores the fact that your body regulates your magnesium levels. We don't know exactly how, or how much it matters. You per out magnesium you do not need. I suggest a duet with green vegetables instead of pills. ...Read more

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Does Magnesium supplements affect birth control?

Magnesium: No as long as the quantities you're taking are within normal ...Read more

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Is it safe to take magnesium supplements if you have low blood sugar?

Is it safe to take magnesium supplements if you have low blood sugar?

Low blood sugar: Magnesium should not be an issue but low blood sugar is worrying.
Do you have diabetes and occasionally overdosing with insulin and/or diabetes medications, or do you have low blood sugars without diabetes medications?
For now, please check your blood sugar on alternate mornings and evenings - one check a day.
Please let me know what is happening. ...Read more

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Is it okay for me to take zinc and magnesium supplements while on psychiatric medications?

Zinc and magnesium: Zinc and magnesium are necessary minerals that should be in food, but these days is often there in lesser amounts than we need. Yes, it's fine to supplement, although food is best. ...Read more

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Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more