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What Are The Health Benefits Of Liquid Calcium Magnesium Citrate
Are there any foods or meds that should not be taken with liquid calcium magnesium citrate plus vitamin d3?
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
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
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
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
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
Magnesium citrate is not working for my constipation. I only have had liquid stool come out. What should I do?
Can bright yellow liquid (looks like neon urine) on top of loose stool be from supplements (b12, fish oil, magnesium citrate or other?)
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)
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.
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
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
No, but..: It would be a good idea.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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
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
Magnesium: Yes, no contraindication.Get a more detailed answer ›
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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