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No bowel movement after drinking magnesium citrate? Should I take more?

No bowel movement after drinking magnesium citrate? Should I take more?

Magnesium sulphate: It takes about 45 minutes to2to3 hours for it to start working, if it has been that long then you can drink more. It will work and you will go to bathroom again and again till your bowels are cleaned.

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I've had no bowel movement after drinking magnesium citrate, should I take more?

I've had no bowel movement after drinking magnesium citrate, should I take more?

Depends: People are different, and onset of action can vary from 2-6 hours or so. If sufficient time has elapsed, you may consider taking more, but if constipation is severe, or if there is increasing pain or discomfort, you may need to seek medical attention.

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What is the minimum dose of magnesium citrate that I should take in order to have a smooth bowel movement?

What is the minimum dose of magnesium citrate that I should take in order to have a smooth bowel movement?

Depends: Everyone is different, so doses are individual. However, start with a small dose, and work your way up. Adjust to desired bowel movement.

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3 weeks no bowel movement. Drank full bottle of magnesium citrate 24 hours ago and still nothing. What can I do?

3 weeks no bowel movement. Drank full bottle of magnesium citrate 24 hours ago and still nothing. What can I do?

Constipation: You need to see your doctor ASAP. He/she will likely test to determine if you have a blockage and help you fix it if one is there. This is a dangerous condition so please see doc now to be safe and to feel better. Peace and good health.

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Is it safe to give my 7 year old son magnesium citrate if he has only had one bowel movement in 7 days?

Is it safe to give my 7 year old son magnesium citrate if he has only had one bowel movement in 7 days?

Constipation: Depends on the dose, I would talk to his doctor to see. Also, you can push fluids, peaches, pears or prunes. Either eating the fruit or drinking the juice.

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All symptoms for past few days: pain in lower right back side, no bowel movement, clamy hot and cold, sweats, fever at night. Have taken magnesium citrate but no BM.

All symptoms for past few days: pain in lower right back side, no bowel movement, clamy hot and cold, sweats, fever at night. Have taken magnesium citrate but no BM.

Try a few doses of: Milk of Magnesia (magnesium hydroxide). If no BM, you may have a fecal impaction requiring manual removal. This can be done in a minor emergency facility. They can also check you for this fever, which should be measured. Seek medical help in the next 24-48 hrs or immediately if symptoms become worse.

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Can I take magnesium citrate ontop of my miralax (polyethylene glycol) for bowel prep? 1 gallon of miralax (polyethylene glycol) is too much, can I only drink half a gallon?

Can I take magnesium citrate ontop of my miralax (polyethylene glycol) for bowel prep? 1 gallon of miralax (polyethylene glycol) is too much, can I only drink half a gallon?

Just mag citrate: You can have just magnesium citrate. Why are you having bowel prep. Discuss with your physician if mag citrate is a substitute that is satisfactory alternative. Tell him miralax (polyethylene glycol) volume is too much. However though discomfort it is do-able for most people

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Can I take magnesium citrate at 33 weeks pregnant? I have not had a bowel movement in over a week and I am experiencing pain from kidney stones

Can I take magnesium citrate at 33 weeks pregnant? I have not had a bowel movement in over a week and I am experiencing pain from kidney stones

NO!: Please ask you OB what to do. Strong Laxative can stimulate Uterine contraction along with Peristalsis and then premature Labor. You do not want to have Premature Delivery. If you have Kidney stones, then you must be under Urologists care along with OB. Drink lots of water and fluid until you talk to YOUR doctors.

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I've had pain in my abdomen for more than 24 hours. I drank magnesium citrate and yes I've had bowel movements but I still feel severe pain andthrobbin?

I've had pain in my abdomen for more than 24 hours. I drank magnesium citrate and yes I've had bowel movements but I still feel severe pain andthrobbin?

Got to see doc: Even though gas and abdominal cramping can cause severe pain, there are many other problems that may need to be addressed. Even with a BM your pain persists, means time to see a doc now.

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I took 2 bottles of magnesium citrate yesterday plus lots of water as instructed my gastro doctor and still have not had a bowl movement!!

I took 2 bottles of magnesium citrate yesterday plus lots of water as instructed my gastro doctor and still have not had a bowl movement!!

Enemas are helpful: If you have not had a bowel movemt yet I would also give yourself an enema. I am unsure what the indication of the mag citrate was for (colonoscopy cleanout or therapy for constipation) but I initially always recommend an enema to be given rectally if you have not had a stool for a few days prior to the start of drinking the solution. This may solve your issues. One adult size fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate).

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Took magnesium citrate (300ml) & now worried because I take a daily magnesium oxide supplement. I feel very nauseous & my stomach hurts after drinking the mag. Citrate. Will this lead to hypermagnesemia? My serum lvl was 2.3 last year. I'm worried.

Took magnesium citrate (300ml) & now worried because I take a daily magnesium oxide supplement. I feel very nauseous & my stomach hurts after drinking the mag. Citrate. Will this lead to hypermagnesemia? My serum lvl was 2.3 last year. I'm worried.

Unlikely: Your symptoms are likely related to using the mg citrate as a laxative. A1 time occurrence is unlikely to increase your magnesium level. If you continue to feel unwell, get a magnesium level done. All the best!

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Can I take magnesium citrate and zinc longterm? I drink light beer daily so I worry about depletion of these minerals.

Can I take magnesium citrate and zinc longterm? I drink light beer daily so I worry about depletion of these minerals.

15 mg of Zinc daily: The recommended daily allowance of zinc is 15 mg. You shouldn't take more than 30 mg a day of zinc for an extended period because that can inhibit your absorption of iron and copper which are also important minerals.

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I drank magnesium citrate yesterday for severe acute constipation. It worked. Then I had the runs all day. But no bowel movement today. I'm worried.

I drank magnesium citrate yesterday for severe acute constipation. It worked. Then I had the runs all day. But no bowel movement today. I'm worried.

May have cleared: Or u may have gone back to being constipated. If u are passing gas, this is a positive thing. Ways to avoid constipation are to Hydrate well, eat fibers-fruits and exercise regularly. Some people require daily prune juice or a stool softener like colace (docusate sodium)

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Should I eat before or after drinking magnesium citrate?

Should I eat before or after drinking magnesium citrate?

Why taking?: If taking for constipation, drinking 10 ounces of magnesium citrate, induces large volume stool output between 1-6 hours later. Therefore eating after may be a little uncomfortable. If you are taking to raise your magnesium levels I would try a different form such as magnesium oxide or magnesium protein plus.

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How much water weight can you lose from drinking magnesium citrate?

How much water weight can you lose from drinking magnesium citrate?

Not much: Magnesium citrate is a saline laxative which works by drawing water into the small intestine even though you will loose some water but it will not cause any significant weight loss, and whatever loss of water, is replaced pretty soon. Net effect no weight loss.

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Does magnesium citrate for a bowel prep cause water retention? Or just help clean the bowel out?

Does magnesium citrate for a bowel prep cause water retention? Or just help clean the bowel out?

Magnesium Citrate: Magnesium citrate retains water in the intestines by osmosis. Increasing water in the bowel aids motility, usually producing a bowel movement within one-half to six hours. Magnesium Citrate does not cause water retention.

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Can drinking magnesium citrate actually work to "clean you out"?

Can drinking magnesium citrate actually work to "clean you out"?

No.: While having laxitive properti! Es, it is mild and "does not always" clean you out!

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Drinking 20oz of magnesium citrate for a colonoscopy prep. What are chances of magnesium overdose?

Drinking 20oz of magnesium citrate for a colonoscopy prep. What are chances of magnesium overdose?

Virtually nil: In actual fact you are getting the effects of "overdose"--flushing out the large bowel.

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