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What If Magnesium Citrate Doesn T Work
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
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
30 minutes to 3hours: It can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 3 hours to work. ...Read more
Work for what: Magnesium citrate for constipation typically works within 4-6 hours of drinking 8 ounces. If it does not work there be 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
No.: While having laxitive properti! Es, it is mild and "does not always" clean you out! ...Read more
Will taking expired magnesium citrate still work? It says to "throw away any unused medicine 24 hours after opening the bottle".
Throw it away: Do as recommended by the pharmaceutical company ...Read more
What are the differences between magnesium citrate vs oxide? Which will work better with stimulant medication?
Fecal impaction: It can sometimes work but there is also the possibility that you might need to be manually disimpacted. ...Read more
Scheduled for colonoscopy but afraid magnesium citrate won't clear my colon. Docqulace and bisacodyl failed to evacuate colon. Will the citrate work?
AlwaysAGuess; agent,: Dose & response relationships (with all the usual complex individual variables). A full bottle of citrate of magnesia will likely be far more effective than the other agents, especially if one stays physically active, fasts, take 2 days prior & chase with another bottle 1 day prior. Just keep up clear liquids. Awareness of heart beats both a focus & a self-distraction (from other greater) issues. ...Read more
Constant feeling of needing to poop with rectal pain. Took magnesium citrate but even though it works it didn't help. No diet change or fever.
2nd opinion needed: If you are having the rectal pain with need to poop, and have not gotten any solid answers, it time to consult your pcp doctor, who can refer you to a proctologist, who can measure the pressure of your rectal sphincter to see if it's working or not. Mag citrate makes you poop more, aggravating the issue more than helping it. Discuss this with your doctor. Also a stool analysis may be useful. ...Read more
Wut if magnesium citrate don't work? He tried two laxatives, given tramadol, fatamodine, all kinds of pain med. Er did blood test but he still in pain
Did he get a rectal?: I've seen fecal impactions missed for lack of doing a decent rectal exam. Just an idea. ...Read more
Hours: You'd have to take a lot of it though and you'd be limited by diarrhea at doses over 400 mg. ...Read more
Hello. I tried milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) magnesium citrate and castor oil and none same to work for fully and I was wondering what should I do next..
For constipation: Take Senna. Senna is a very safe natural plant product with a wide dosage range. Start by taking 2 tablets at bedtime, if you do not have a comfortable bowel movement (BM) the next day, take 4 tablets the next night. You can continue to increase the dose by 2 tablets every night until it works. It is safe to continue the dose that works every night in order to have a comfortable BM daily. ...Read more
My X-ray showed feces on right side of stomach. Drank magnesium citrate, had lose stool in two hours since then all movements watery. Did it work?
Drinking magnesium citrate oral solution. Taste like not supposed to be drinking this! If this doesn't help me poo what do I do next? How much of this
Constipated?: It is used for treating magnesium deficiency states and it is also a saline laxative that is thought to work by increasing fluid in the small intestine. It usually results in a bowel movement within 30 minutes to 3 hours. This is why it is used for bowel preparation for colonoscopy and surgery. ...Read more
12-24: Usually gone wiqthin 1 day,Get a more detailed answer ›
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 ›
Safe: Safe.Get a more detailed answer ›
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