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Doctor insights on: What Are The Health Benefits Of Liquid Calcium Magnesium Citrate

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If I just got over kidney stones, can I still take calcium / magnesium citrate as a supplement?

If I just got over kidney stones, can I still take calcium / magnesium citrate as a supplement?

Stones: Reasonable calcium supplementation is not likely to increase calcium oxylate stone formation. Citrate may actually help prevent this type of stone from forming. There are, of course, other types of stones but they are much less common. ...Read more

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Can you get electrolyte disturbances ie low blood calcium and/or high blood potassium level While taking Magnesium Citrate 50mg 3x day Migraine Aura?

Can you get electrolyte disturbances ie low blood calcium and/or high blood potassium level While taking Magnesium Citrate 50mg 3x day Migraine Aura?

Mag citrate: This supplement is too low of a dose to cause changes in blood calcium or potassium. Also your body has independent mechanism to regulate these electrolytes. You kidney regulate potassium levels and your body regulates calcium levels via PTH levels which affect intestional aborption, bone resorption and intestinal absortion. Mag Citrate should not alter this. ...Read more

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I'm finally going to the bathroom after being constipated. I took magnesium citrate and it was all liquid. Everything else feels great, except still f?

I'm finally going to the bathroom after being constipated. I took magnesium citrate and it was all liquid. Everything else feels great, except still f?

Very effective: Mag citrate is very effective. I recommend you start taking a daily stool softener, not a laxative. This will help you stay normal. Usually start with miralax or colace one or two times daily until your going once daily and no longer dealing with constipation. Taking too much stool softener is just as bad and can lead to constant diarrhea. Request a 2nd oppinion for a more detailed plan. ...Read more

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I gave my son 1 oz Magnesium Citrate w/6oz liquid @ 8:30 am; another 1 oz @ 2:30. He still hasn't pooped. What do you suggest?

I gave my son 1 oz Magnesium Citrate w/6oz liquid @ 8:30 am; another 1 oz @ 2:30. He still hasn't pooped. What do you suggest?

How old is he?: It matters if he is 3 or 10. How many days since he last pooped? I hesitate to give you exact number of amount not knowing his age. But if he could drink 6 oz and it has been 2 days since he pooped, I would be tempted to give him --1 time--- half a bottle of Magnesium Citrate-- and wait half a day for him to go, and in the meantime only give him clear liquids until he has results. ...Read more

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Day before laparo radical nephrectomy, mom told to take magnesium citrate. What for, and is it supposed to be liquid or pill?

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

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I have not pooped in 5 day tried ex lax, prunes, sapository I also drank two full bottles of magnesium citrate and nothing but little liquid came out?

I have not pooped in 5 day tried ex lax, prunes, sapository I also drank two full bottles of magnesium citrate and nothing but little liquid came out?

Constipation.: Are you having pain? Is your abdomen getting rounder? My concern is that you may have an actual blockage or obstruction - worst case scenario, of course as I don't know all the specifics of your current plight. But not having a BM despite all those efforts means that you should really be evaluated by a doctor, and get an abdominal X-ray to rule out obstruction. ...Read more

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Magnesium citrate is not working for my constipation. I only have had liquid stool come out. What should I do?

Magnesium citrate is not working for my constipation. I only have had liquid stool come out. What should I do?

Excessive magnesium?: Milk of magnesia is a well-known anti--constipation medicine. If you take too much magnesium you will get diarrhea. On the other hand it may be that the particular salt of magnesium does not suit you ...Read more

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Can bright yellow liquid (looks like neon urine) on top of loose stool be from supplements (b12, fish oil, magnesium citrate or other?)

Can bright yellow liquid (looks like neon urine) on top of loose stool be from supplements (b12, fish oil, magnesium citrate or other?)

Supplements: Can cause your urine to look strange colors, especially B vitamins so if you urinate over stool it might look that way ...Read more

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What if any benefit is Magnesium Citrate?

Depends: Magnesium citrate may be helpful for kidney stones. For magnesium supplementation, I prefer magnesium glycinate, which is better absorbed and may have a calming effect.
More info: http://drfairchild. Blogspot. Com/2012/12/magnesium. Html ...Read more

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I take two 200mg magnesium citrate pills daily as I understand most of us are deficient. Is this safe to do longterm? Any benefits if so? (41yr male)

I take two 200mg magnesium citrate pills daily as I understand most of us are deficient. Is this safe to do longterm? Any benefits if so? (41yr male)

Not really: Have you had a serum magnesium level checked? It is highly unlikely you are deficient unless you are on diuretics. You are likely wasting your money. ...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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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/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

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Can expired magnesium citrate be harmful? Or effective?

Can expired magnesium citrate be harmful? Or effective?

Two questions here: 1) We can't endorse the use of expired medications; 2) what are you hoping to treat with magnesium citrate? ...Read more

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What problem could it indicate if magnesium citrate doesn't work?

It depends!: If you are saying that mag citrate does not work for constipation, then you have a severe constipation ie need a doctor to evaluate and rule out the possibility of other causes including rarely cancer colon. But if you are saying it did not work for preventing kidney stones, then the causes are different! But if you are saying did not work to control hypomagnesemia then it is different discussion. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me how magnesium and magnesium citrate differ?

Lots of ways: Different forms of magnesium have different uses, different solubility, etc.
More info on:
http://drfairchild. Blogspot. Com/2012/12/magnesium. Html. ...Read more

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How often can you take magnesium citrate safely?

How often can you take magnesium citrate safely?

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 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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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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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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Why did I vomit after taking magnesium citrate.

Depends: What form of magnesium citrate did you take (liquid vs capsule vs?), and how much did you take?
Many of the liquid magnesium citrate formulations have other ingredients in them.
Volume also matters. One teaspoon may be well tolerated, but the whole bottle may not be. ...Read more

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Can you take magnesium citrate at 8 months pregnant?

Constipated?: This is safe to take during pregnancy. I am assuming that you are treating constipation. Better first-line medications would include:

1. Colace 100mg 1-2 times per day
2. Milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) - 1/2 dose at bedtime

talk with your doctor, of course! ...Read more

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Is magnesium citrate a good idea with external piles?

Is magnesium citrate a good idea with external piles?

Yes: Magnesium should soften your stools and that should help with hemorrhoids. In addition consider miralax (polyethylene glycol). Drink plenty of fluids. ...Read more