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Doctor insights on: The Difference Between Magnesium Citrate And Magnesium Nitrate

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What's the difference between magnesium oxide and magnesium citrate?

What's the difference between magnesium oxide and magnesium citrate?

Different mag salts: You cannot take magnesium alone. It has to be compound with something like oxide, citrate, or sulfate. We call these salts of magnesium. Like the salt of table sodium chloride. But you can take sodium in other forms like sod bicarb (in baking soda). Mag citrate causes diarrhea that's why it is used for constipation. Also, good for preventing kidney stones. Mag ox is used for repleting low mg level. ...Read more

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What is the difference between magnesium oxide and magnesium citrate? Are they for the same purposes?

What is the difference between magnesium oxide and magnesium citrate?  Are they for the same purposes?

Nope: Although both could cause loose stools. Mag citrate is more effective for constipation. Mag oxide is used for muscle cramps and repleting low mag blood levels. Both can increase mag levels in urine which helps fending off kidney stone disease. However, mag citrate is much better bec citrates also prevent kidney stone disease. ...Read more

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What's the difference between regular magnesium supplements and magnesium citrate and magnesuim chloride?

Different salts: The usual magnesium supplements are oxide salts. Mag citrate works as a laxative. The different salts have different effects on the body. If you want to take a supplement, you would take magnesium oxide. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are the differences between magnesium citrate vs oxide? Which will work better with stimulant medication?

They are different : Salts of magnesium. The magnesium citrate may be absorbed a little better, but if you take too much of either one, you might end up with loose stools. So talk with your PCP about which one S/he recommends for you to take right now. ...Read more

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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?

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/be 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

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Was given an enema at e.R. Before noon today, after taking magnesium citrate without success. I am now pooing bloody mucus at 9 p.M. Please help.

Was given an enema at e.R. Before noon today, after taking magnesium citrate without success. I am now pooing bloody mucus at 9 p.M. Please help.

Blood mucous: Go back to the er and have them evaluate you. There was a reason they gave you an enema. Blood per rectum could be serious or a minor problem. Without an evaluation, you will not know. Do so, as soon as possible. ...Read more

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How long does magnesium citrate always work?

Depends: 1 to several hours depending on how sensitive you are. ...Read more

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How long would magnesium citrate start to work?

2 to 4 hours: Recommended adult dose 1 gm magnesium citrate (160 mg of elementary magnesium) daily or in divided dose. Check kidney function before taking extra dose ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for magnesium citrate to work?

Please tell me how long it takes for magnesium citrate to work?

Work for what: Magnesium citrate for constipation typically works within 4-6 hours of drinking 8 ounces. If it does not work there be a bowel obstruction or exceedingly hard stool in the colon that cannot be bypassed easily, for low magnesium levels in the blood stream it may never work because the absorption may be inadequate due to rapid transit through the GI tract. ...Read more

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I accidentally took 2 tablespoons of magnesium citrate(over 1000mg) instead of recommended dose of 2 tsp. Is this dangerous?

No: As even higher amounts are taken in preparation for colonoscopies to clean out your bowels. You don't need to worry. You may develop mild diarrhea at the most. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What if magnesium citrate doesn't work? Does that mean I have a blockage?

What if magnesium citrate doesn't work? Does that mean I have a blockage?

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

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Can magnesium citrate help anxiety?

Can magnesium citrate help anxiety?

Magnesium & anxiety: Magnesium deficiency can produce symptoms of anxiety & depression, like muscle weakness, fatigue, eye twitches, apprehension, nervousness, and rapid pulse. Serotonin depends on magnesium for its production & function. Talk w/your doctor first, but 150mg twice daily of magnesium citrate, taurate, or glycinate may be helpful. If diarrhea, split the doses up more. ...Read more

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Do levothyroxine & magnesium citrate not mix?

Do levothyroxine & magnesium citrate not mix?

Questionable: There have been case reports that drugs containing magnesium decrease the effect of levothyroxine. I would talk with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you use magnesium citrate for colonic cleansing?

Yes: Oral magnesium is only partially absorbed, and the part that is not absorbed causes diarrhea depending on amount. The more you take, the looser your stool. Magnesium citrate is also sold as a laxative. ...Read more

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Can I take citalopram and magnesium citrate together?

Can I take citalopram and magnesium citrate together?

Check with doctor: Citalopram can cause irregular heart rate, a relatively rare side effect, which might be made worse with laxative or bowel cleanse that lowers magnesium or potassium. Please check with prescribing doctor before using combination. Take care. ...Read more

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What is better for anxiety? Magnesium citrate or oxide?

What is better for anxiety? Magnesium citrate or oxide?

Either: The magnesium is what might help with anxiety. The citrate could be easier to absorb than the oxide, but the oxide is a little more economical. Be aware that magnesium supplements can cause loose stools, so use divided doses and increase gradually. You need about 320mg/day of magnesium from all sources including food -- possibly more if under significant stress. Stools can be your dosing guide. ...Read more

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Can I take Zofran (ondansetron) with magnesium citrate?

Yes, you can: There are no known drug interactions with zofran (ondansetron) and magnesium citrate.
However, if concerned or there are unusual symptoms contact the prescribing physician. ...Read more

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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 lose 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. ...Read more

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What would doctors recommend magnesium citrate vs magnesium glycinate?

Depends: Both can be used in magnesium diciency. Magnesium Citrate used for bowel irrigation and cause diarrhea. Citric acid will increase stomach acid and assimilation & should be taken with meal. The glycine in magnesium glycinate is an Amino Acid which can help with sleep and feeling calm. Least likely to cause loose stools & should be taken at bedtime. ...Read more

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Is it ok to drink magnesium citrate with vimova? It's an inti inflamitory

Is it ok to drink magnesium citrate with vimova? It's an inti inflamitory

Vimova: Vimova is a combination drug that contains over the counter Naproxen or Aleve plus a proton pump inhibitor or nexium (esomeprazole). Naproxen like most all non steroidal anti inflammatories act to inhibit inflammation but also to decrease protection in stomach to stomach acid. The use of magnesium may cause side effects of nausea and diarrhea more readily due to the presence of magnesium in the proton pump inh. ...Read more

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I have pleurisy and im on vimova. Can I drink magnesium citrate with it?

I have pleurisy and im on vimova. Can I drink magnesium citrate with it?

Vimova: Vimova is a combination drug with Naproxen and nexium (esomeprazole). The Nexium (esomeprazole) contains magnesium. Additional magnesium can have increased side effects like nausea and diarrhea if taken concurrently. ...Read more

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How long after taking magnesium citrate can you start to take diet pills?

How long after taking magnesium citrate can you start to take diet pills?

Never: There is no indication for diet pills. They do not work very well, and may not be safe. There are better ways to lose weight than diet pills. ...Read more