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Take Magnesium Citrate
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
since it is basically an inorganic chemical...the "fizz" may be gone making it harder to swallow.....Is there a reason that you cannot obtain a fresh bottle??
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Magnesium: Yes, no contraindication.Get a more detailed answer ›
Not recommended: You do not want to take a laxative daily because if you do your colon will become dependent on it and you will not be able to have a bowel movement without it. Increase water and fiber. You can try a bulking agent like mirilax as needed. See your doctor for other treatments available or to diagnose the cause. ...Read more
Use with caution: Magnesium salts can bind with levothyroxine( common thyroid medication), if taken simultaneously may reduce absorption of the thyroid medication/ decrease its effect. To reduce this interaction, take thyroid medication at least 4 hours before or after the magnesium citrate dose. Note that other antacids and calcium supplements may also affect thyroid medications; same caution is also advised. ...Read more
Is it safe to take magnesium citrate 133 mg twice a day, daily for constipation?
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Constipation & Mg: I would recommend that youj try some other alternatives such as Senna, Miralax, (polyethylene glycol) or even see your doctor about some prescription medications used to treat constipation. Magnesium will enter your systemic circulation and could possibly have an unintended effect on your blood electrolytes. ...Read more
I’m on losartan potassium/hydrochlorothizide 100mg/25mg and atorvastatin 80mg, can I take Magnesium Citrate?
Yes, it could help: High blood pressure and elevated cholesterol can both be related to low levels of magnesium. There is no contraindication to taking magnesium with those medications and it is likely to help. Be careful to start with a low dose and work your way up. Too much at once can cause loose stools - otherwise you increase the amount until you get the effect you want. ...Read more
No problem.: There should be no problem with this one time use. ...Read more
Can i take magnesium citrate and zinc longterm? I drink light beer daily so i worry about depletion of these minerals.
Day before laparo radical nephrectomy, mom told to take magnesium citrate. What for, and is it supposed to be liquid or pill?
Bowel prep.: Magnesium citrate, which is a liquid that comes usually in a green bottle at the drug store, is often used before laparoscopic surgery to prep the bowel. It is a laxative, and cleans out the intestines of stool. This is usually done the day before surgery, and we recommend starting it early so that the patient is not up all night on the toilet. ...Read more
You can after 24hour: Yes you can if magnesia does not work but wait for 12 to 24 hours before you take it. ...Read more
Check with physician: Can be a problem in CHF patients. ...Read more
Why should you not take magnesium citrate in Tablet form 100mg for migraine Aura , if you were on a low-sodium or restricted-sodium diet?.
Can I take magnesium citrate along with Prilosec and Phentermine? Not at the same time but in the same day ?
A one-time thing!: Hi. Mag citrate should be a very rare treat for you! Don't use it regularly. Use it one or two times for bad constipation, but don't use it regularly. For regularity, use fiber laxitives...safe and non-habit forming. And stay well hydrated. Psyllium husk is one of the oldest and best around and works like a well oiled clock! That's the straight poop! ;-) ...Read more
Can i take magnesium citrate for constipation if I do not have a colon? I have a j-pouch from and anastamosis.
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