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

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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How does. Magnesium citrate work?

How does. Magnesium citrate work?

Purges colon: Magnesium citrate causes fluid shifts within the intestines to promote large amount of bowel movement to occur usually within a few hours. ...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 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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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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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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Would magnesium citrate work if you have a fecal impaction

Fecal impaction: It can sometimes work but there is also the possibility that you might need to be manually disimpacted. ...Read more

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Scheduled for colonoscopy but afraid magnesium citrate won't clear my colon. Docqulace and bisacodyl failed to evacuate colon. Will the citrate work?

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

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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.

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

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How soon does magnesium citrate work as a muscle relaxant?

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

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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..

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

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If magnesium citrate doesn't make me poop, should I worry?

If magnesium citrate doesn't make me poop, should I worry?

Depends on dose: If you took a tablespoon or so, you're probably still constipated. If you took the whole bottle, i'd worry. If you require laxatives regularly to have a bowel movement you should see your doctor. That is not normal. ...Read more

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Why shouldn't you break Magnesium Citrate 100mg tablets in Half?

No difference: No problem in breaking them. If there is claim on the benefit of long-acting magnesium, it's just rubbish. Don't bloody believe it. ...Read more

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What is magnesium citrate taken for?

What is magnesium citrate taken for?

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

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Is magnesium citrate effective if flat?

Yes: I presume you are referring to a "fizzy drink" that contains magnesium. The fizziness does not matter. ...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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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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How long does it take for magnesium citrate to take action?

How long does it take for magnesium citrate to take action?

See below: Usually it will produce a bowel movement within a few hours of taking it. ...Read more