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Dr. Su Fairchild
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Magnesium Deficiency (Definition)

May result from a number of conditions including inadequate intake of magnesium, chronic diarrhea, malabsorption, alcoholism, chronic stress, and medications such as diuretics use among others. It ...Read more


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I've heard prilosec can cause magnesium deficiency. What about pepcid (famotidine)?

I've heard prilosec can cause magnesium deficiency. What about pepcid (famotidine)?

Pepcid (famotidine): Is an anti-histamine medication and has a different mechanism of action as opposed to prilosec, a proton pump inhibitor. Hypomagnesemia is listed as an uncommon reaction to prilosec but I have not encountered this in my practice. ...Read more

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Is pepcid (famotidine) better to take than prilosec? I've heard prilosec can cause magnesium deficiency and pepcid (famotidine) generally has no adverse side effects. True?

Not true: Side effects of prilosec are very rare and tend to occur in sick and hospitalized patients. If pepcid (famotidine) doesn't work and prilosec does work then stick with prilosec. You can have you magnesium check every few years for reassurance. ...Read more

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10mg (low dose) omeprazole for long term GERD treatment? Will this cause magnesium or B12 deficiency?

It is possible: Taking Omeprazole for a long time could lead to mineral and Vitamin deficiencies due to resulting lack of acid in the stomach. Many natural supplements and home remedies are available, but discuss them with your doctor first. Take care. ...Read more

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Prilosec for about a year. Think it caused magnesium deficiency (i have muscle cramps). I've heard mag deficiency can cause heart issues. Get tested?

If you: Stopped taking the Prilosec can recheck your magnesium level in a week to 2 weeks. Will expect a return to normal. Diuretics can also reduce your magnesium level ...Read more

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What are symptoms of magnesium deficiency like?

What are symptoms of magnesium deficiency like?

Depends: Often: headache, tight muscles, high blood pressure, fatigue.
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What would EKG show with magnesium deficiency?

What would EKG show with magnesium deficiency?

QTc prolongation: Hypomagnesemia can have different effects on the ekg, but the classic effect is prolongation of the qtc--i.e., slowing of the repolarization or electrical "resetting" of the heart between each beat. This prolongation can potentiate dangerous arrhythmias, including torsade de pointes. Low mag levels may also cause pr prolongation, widening of the qrs complex or flattening of the t waves. ...Read more

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I found I have a magnesium deficiency, what do I eat?

Foods with Magnesium: Bananas, kidney beans, black beans, brown rice, lentils, quinoa, oatmeal, and spinach all contain good amounts of magnesium. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of magnesium deficiency in men?

Depends: Symptoms can vary from person to person, but in general, muscle spasm, palpitations, weakness, etc.
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What is the definition or description of: magnesium deficiency?

Hypomagnesemia: May result from a number of conditions including inadequate intake of magnesium, chronic diarrhea, malabsorption, alcoholism, chronic stress, and medications such as diuretics use among others. It is an electrolyte disturbance. ...Read more

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I read up on vita. D & magnesium deficiency and the symptoms I'm feeling are similar to that condition iwanna know what can I take OTC til isee my dr?

See Below: Vitamin d 2000-4000 units a day is reasonable. Do not take if you have a history of sarcoidosis or previous elevated calcium levels
magnesium- mag oxide 400 mg twice a day or mag protein plus 133 mg twice a day. Do not take if you have kidney failure because magnesium is excreted by the kidney. ...Read more

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Does Vit D 4000 U cause B12, Magnesium deficiency?

Does Vit D 4000 U cause B12, Magnesium deficiency?

No: Vitamin D supplementation does not cause any of these deficiencies. ...Read more

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Can tourette's be caused my magnesium deficiency?

No: Magnesium deficiency can cause problems related to the muscles, but it is not a cause of tourette's. ...Read more

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Might a magnesium deficiency cause your body to hoard iron?

No: Magnesium deficiency does tend to also cause potassium deficiency.
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Can a magnesium deficiency kill you immediately? Or is this only in longstanding untreated magnesium deficiency?

Hypomagnesemia: Hypomagnesemia is seen in chronically malnourished people especially if they are on diuretic therapy. It is often seen in patients in hospital ICU's. Although it can have affects on heart rhythm it usually does not contribute to sudden death. If less than 0.7 it will need to be corrected by oral and even intravenous supplements. I doubt your level is that low. Take supplemental magnesium pills. ...Read more

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Is long standing magnesium deficiency a major problem or a minor problem?

Mg deficiency: Hello - its a major problem and the magnesium level must be kept within normal range. Low Mg is rare and is most often seen in parenteral feeding and malabsorption syndromes. Don't overdose yourself with OTC Mg either. Thanks ...Read more

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Please let me know if there is a medical condition that could cause a magnesium deficiency?

Magnesium deficiency: Magnesium deficiency can happen temporarily with intestinal viruses that cause vomiting and diarrhea. Also, GI diseases like irritable bowel syndrome and ulcerative colitis, diabetes, and pancreatitis; hyperthyroidism, kidney disease, and taking diuretics can lead to deficiencies. So can too much coffee, soda, salt, or alcohol; heavy menstrual periods, excessive sweating, and prolonged stress. ...Read more

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Can acute magnesium deficiency really cause agoraphobia and panic attacks?

Not usually: Magnesium together with B6 can be helpful in calming the glutamate system in your brain that promotes agitation. Magnesium supplementation certainly may help panic attacks, although it is not the main treatment.
More info in magnesium here:
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Is there any connection between lazy eye and a magnesium deficiency?

Is there any connection between lazy eye and a magnesium deficiency?

No: Magnesium deficiency is common but hard to diagnose. Get plenty of greens in your diet and get the lazy eye treated early if this is a youngster. ...Read more

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I've been dizzy all day, I'm taking 20mg Omeprazole twice a day and 250mg Magnesium Taurate. Which one is likely to cause dizziness? Is this serious?

I've been dizzy all day, I'm taking 20mg Omeprazole twice a day and 250mg Magnesium Taurate. Which one is likely to cause dizziness? Is this serious?

Likely neither: I am sorry to hear this. Omeprazole has only a 1.5% reported rate of dizziness and Magnesium Taurate also rarely if ever causes dizziness itself. It is unlikely that your dizziness is due to either of this medications. If your dizziness is affecting your life to the point were you can't function than I would suggest seeing your doc. Otherwise continue to monitor, and see if the dizziness goes away. ...Read more

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I am supposed to take 40mg a day of omeprazole and I got omeprazole magnesium instead is it ok I take it for an ulcer?

I am supposed to take 40mg a day of omeprazole and I got omeprazole magnesium instead is it ok I take it for an ulcer?

ULCER/GERD TREATMENT: YES: GERD SX can be vague NAUEA/BLOATING /HEART BURN. Or Severe PAIN//REFLUX/LARYNGITS/COUGH You need a history and physical. Labs including Hpylori Ab Ig G and M. Stool for hpylori x 3. I usually start with Zantac (ranitidine) 300mg or Prilosec 40mg. If symptoms have been longer than 8-10 weeks an endoscopy is warranted to evaluate fir Barrets while work up is in progress Gluten Free Diet (gut bliss. Com) ...Read more

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How much magnesium in omeprazole?

Very little: If you have a low magnesium level in the blood stream on testing Omeprazole is not going to correct this. You should try magnesium oxide or magnesium protein plus. Avoid magnesium citrate because it induces diarrhea and this may worsen your magnesium levels. ...Read more

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What is the difference between omeprazole and omeprazole magnesium?

What is the difference between omeprazole and omeprazole magnesium?

Not much: Magnesium is the salt attached to the molecule that allows it to dissolve. Omeprazole-magnesium can be taken with food or on an empty stomach- Omeprazole with another salt should be taken before meals. Theoretically speaking. ...Read more

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Chelated magnesium and omeprazole okay to take together?

Yes: They are safe to take together. But why are you on omeprazole?

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I had a brain freeze and took a second dose of Omeprazole Magnesium today, 20mg. Is there any side effect that I should worry about?

I had a brain freeze and took a second dose of Omeprazole Magnesium today, 20mg. Is there any side effect that I should worry about?

OK: There is a dose of 40mg available, so taking another 20mg dose by mistake would be ok, and you should have no adverse effects. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Does omeprazole magnesium make you feel like your body is like weak or tickled like?

Does omeprazole magnesium make you feel like your body is like weak or tickled like?

Headache, diarrhea: If you're referring to headache and diarrhea, these are both very common Prilosec side effects that should resolve once the drug is discontinued. Many other acid blockers in the ppi class share these side effects. Worrisome symptoms however, unrelated to Prilosec but that mimic a "stomach bug" would include: bleeding, weight loss, persistent vomiting, signs of gut obstruction. See doc if concerned ...Read more

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Can omeprazole cause arrhythmia or pvcs? Normal magnesium levels.

Can omeprazole cause arrhythmia or pvcs? Normal magnesium levels.

Not known to, but...: Rare, idiosyncratic reactions to any med can occur. Likely unrelated, look elsewhere first. ...Read more

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Does amoxicillin/clavulanate have any reactions when taken with omeprazole magnesium?

Does amoxicillin/clavulanate have any reactions when taken with omeprazole magnesium?

No: Amoxicillin/clavulanate is an antibiotic that is used to treat many different bacterial infections while omeprazole, on the other hand, is used to suppress stomach acid production. There are no known drug interactions between these two medications, so it is safe to take them together. ...Read more

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