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Suppository Vs Magnesium Citrate
I taken magnesium citrate I've done a suppository I've done a enema and I still haven't used the bathroom in 8days what do I do?
What's the cause?: Doctors define constipation as stools less frequently than once every 3-4 days. Patients feel they are "constipated" when passing hard or small volume stool, or they feel full & bloated. Had an x-ray to show you're not blocked? We don't know if your gut is sluggish or your rectum works correctly, or if there is something extrinsic to the gut causing problems. Time to call your doctor for help. ...Read more
A suppository is a drug delivery system that is inserted into the rectum (rectal suppository), vagina (vaginal suppository) or urethra (urethral suppository), where it dissolves or melts. They are used to deliver both systemically-acting and locally-acting medications. The alternative term for delivery of medicine via such ...Read more
Is it safe to take magnesium citrate immediately after a suppository for severe constipation due to pain meds after surgery?
My doctor said I am constpated.But i took two anal suppositories already and drank a bottle of magnesium citrate. And still have not pooped. How can i?
Enema: You don't say how long it has been since your last bowel movement. But if 2 suppositories (were they laxative or glycerin) and a bottle of citrate of magnesium hasn't stimulated a bowel movement than an enema may be the next step. Disposable fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) is easy to use and affordable. ...Read more
I had my very first bottle of magnesium citrate yesterday at 6 p.M. What does it do, how long does it last, and how dangerous? It said citric acid?
What?: Why did you take a medication not knowing what it does/is for? Magcitrate treats constipation. It usually is "effective" within 6 hrs, if going to see results. Can cause gassy/abdominal cramps and pain while it tries to make things move. Citric acid is in all citrus fruits, among many other things for flavoring and preservation. ...Read more
Depends on kidneys: Mag citrate has 2 benefits: treats constipation and prevents kidney stone formation. However, if you take mag citrate chronically, you need to check with your doctor because build up of magnesium in the blood could cause heart rhythm abnormality that is occasionally fatal (ventricular tachycardia). Kidney weakness decreases magnesium excretion and builds it up in the blood. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read more
No.: While having laxitive properti!es, it is mild and "does not always" clean you out! ...Read more
No it does not try: If magnesium citrate does not work that does not mean you have blockage.If it is being used foe constipation you may need lifestyle changes like eating more fiber in your diet like20to35grms of fiber per day and increased fluids if that does not work you may use other over the counter laxatives like stimulant laxatives and or stool softners. ...Read more
You meant penis?: There is no such a miracle drug or supplement. ...Read more
I've been taking 600mg of magnesium citrate everyday for the last month. What side effects should I be aware of?
Mg citrate: If using it as a laxative - you may be creating a situation where your body becomes dependent on it to have a BM. Otherwise - i might be concerned about the amount of magnesium your body is absorbing. I would talk to your doctor about this - rarely should constipation last this long. Also a serum magnesium level might be appropriate Good luck ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are most people really magnesium defficient? I take 400mg of magnesium citrate daily "just because". Is this a bad idea?
Will taking expired magnesium citrate still work? It says to "throw away any unused medicine 24 hours after opening the bottle".
Throw it away: Do as recommended by the pharmaceutical company ...Read more
I take a combination of 200 miligrams of magnesium citrate and a capful of miralax and that seems to help. Is that OK to do that?
Constipation: Yes, it is perfectly okGet a more detailed answer ›
How much magnesium citrate is safe to take? Is 400 mg to high? I take it to help with anxiety. I keep reading conflicting information on dosage.
Titrate: There are individual differences in magnesium absorption, so there is no standard dose. Basically, "titrate to bowel tolerance". Which means take as much as you can handle without giving yourself diarrhea. For anxiety, magnesium glycinate may be slightly better. More info: http://drfairchild.blogspot.com/2012/12/magnesium.html ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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