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Dr. Gregg Albers
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Alcohol Consumption (Definition)

Alcohol is available in many beverages, from beer and wine to the more potent distilled spirits, such as gin, rye, and whiskey. There appear to be at least small health benefits of small amounts of alcohol use (fewer than five drinks per week), especially of red wine Excessive alcohol use can lead to addiction and severe social and physical complications. Excess long term alcohol use is the most common cause of cirrhosis of the ...Read more


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Am I going to die if I drink about 7 oz of Magnesium Citrate and then have a few glasses of wine later tonight?

Am I going to die if I drink about 7 oz of Magnesium Citrate and then have a few glasses of wine later tonight?

No: This will not cause you to die. I would not make a regular habit of it, however, since both magnesium citrate and alcohol can dehydrate you somewhat. I would drink a lot of water to hydrate in the meantime. Do not go overboard with the alcohol. Good luck. ...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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Is it ok to drink magnesium citrate with vimova? Its an inti inflamitory

Is it ok to drink magnesium citrate with vimova? Its 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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Is it ok to drink a bottle of magnesium citrate from Walgreens once every couple months just to clean yourself out even if not constipated? Good taste

Is it ok to drink a bottle of magnesium citrate from Walgreens once every couple months just to clean yourself out even if not constipated? Good taste

Don't bother.: There's really no benefit to intermittently cleaning yourself out like this. You may feel quite good afterwards, but there's no discernible medical benefit, and quite frankly the more intensive forms of cleaning oneself out are rather risky. So, no, I would not advise that you do this. ...Read more

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Can I take magnesium citrate and zinc longterm? I drink light beer daily so I worry about depletion of these minerals.

Can I take magnesium citrate and zinc longterm? I drink light beer daily so I worry about depletion of these minerals.

15 mg of Zinc daily: The recommended daily allowance of zinc is 15 mg. You shouldn't take more than 30 mg a day of zinc for an extended period because that can inhibit your absorption of iron and copper which are also important minerals. ...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 loose 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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Getting flexible sigmoidoscopy. Do I need to drink the 10 oz magnesium citrate all in one go? And are 2 enemas really necessary?

Getting flexible sigmoidoscopy. Do I need to drink the 10 oz magnesium citrate all in one go? And are 2 enemas really necessary?

What is NECESSARY: Is to FOLLOW YOUR PREPARATION PROCESS EXACTLY! Or face having to do it all over again.

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Please take THIS advice!
Dr Z ...Read more

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I tried a test run drinking a 10oz bottle of magnesium citrate. Will be having colonoscopy 9/13, now very nauseous. How can I prevent nausea next time?

I tried a test run drinking a 10oz bottle of magnesium citrate. Will be having colonoscopy 9/13, now very nauseous. How can I prevent nausea next time?

Mag Citrate: Several options: chill and drink slowly. Have hot coffee/tea before to get intestines simulated in the correct direction. Use MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) the morning of and/or day before, again to get the tract flowing easily. ...Read more

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Magnesium citrate did not work for my problem. What could I drink to get instant relief.

Need examination: Magnesium citrate is effective laxative.If unsuccessful examination is needed to rule out GI obstruction ...Read more

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I took 10 fl oz of magnesium citrate yesterday and no relief yet and its been 24 hours. Can I drink another 10 fl oz and hopefully get relief? Is th

I took 10 fl oz of magnesium citrate yesterday and no relief yet and its been 24 hours. Can I drink another 10 fl oz and hopefully get relief? Is th

Constipation: If you have no urge to have a bowel movement and no abdominal cramps or vomiting, another dose or dulcolax tablets may be taken. If you have urge for a BM and can't go, insert a rectal dulcolax suppository or administer a fleets enema. See a physician if there is abdominal pain, distension, tenderness, vomiting or total inability to have a bowel movement. ...Read more

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Would it be more beneficial to get colon hydrotherapy or drink magnesium citrate for constipation?

Never / occasional: I would strongly encourage against hydrotherapy as complications such as perforation has been reported. Mag citrate and other laxatives are ok to be used on an occasional (as needed) basis. ...Read more

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Took magnesium citrate (300ml) & now worried because I take a daily magnesium oxide supplement. I feel very nauseous & my stomach hurts after drinking the mag. Citrate. Will this lead to hypermagnesemia? My serum lvl was 2.3 last year. I'm worried.

Took magnesium citrate (300ml) & now worried because I take a daily magnesium oxide supplement. I feel very nauseous & my stomach hurts after drinking the mag. Citrate. Will this lead to hypermagnesemia? My serum lvl was 2.3 last year. I'm worried.

Unlikely: Your symptoms are likely related to using the mg citrate as a laxative. A1 time occurrence is unlikely to increase your magnesium level. If you continue to feel unwell, get a magnesium level done. All the best! ...Read more

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No bowel movement after drinking magnesium citrate? Should I take more?

Magnesium sulphate: It takes about 45 minutes to2to3 hours for it to start working, if it has been that long then you can drink more. It will work and you will go to bathroom again and again till your bowels are cleaned. ...Read more

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I've had no bowel movement after drinking magnesium citrate, should I take more?

I've had no bowel movement after drinking magnesium citrate, should I take more?

Depends: People are different, and onset of action can vary from 2-6 hours or so. If sufficient time has elapsed, you may consider taking more, but if constipation is severe, or if there is increasing pain or discomfort, you may need to seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Is magnesium citrate safe to use? GI told me to drink 1 bottle & use enema to clean me out & start Linzess tomorrow 4 chronic constipation. Side effec

Is magnesium citrate safe to use? GI told me to drink 1 bottle & use enema to clean me out & start Linzess tomorrow 4 chronic constipation. Side effec

Common protocol: This is a commonly used protocol for cleaning out the bowel. The fact that it is available in many areas over the counter gives you an idea of how safe it is. The most common effect is you go to the bathroom a lot and it often makes you very loose. ...Read more

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Can I take magnesium citrate ontop of my miralax (polyethylene glycol) for bowel prep? 1 gallon of miralax (polyethylene glycol) is too much, can I only drink half a gallon?

Can I take magnesium citrate ontop of my miralax (polyethylene glycol) for bowel prep? 1 gallon of miralax (polyethylene glycol) is too much, can I only drink half a gallon?

Just mag citrate: You can have just magnesium citrate. Why are you having bowel prep. Discuss with your physician if mag citrate is a substitute that is satisfactory alternative. Tell him miralax (polyethylene glycol) volume is too much. However though discomfort it is do-able for most people ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol or smoke marijuana, while I'm on pantoprazole magnesium 40mg?

Can I drink alcohol or smoke marijuana, while I'm on pantoprazole magnesium 40mg?

No alcohol: Alcohol will just irritate esophagus and stomach lining more and essentially defeat the purpose of the pantoprozole. No studies have been done with pot yet so you'll be using that at your own risk. ...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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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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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

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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