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Can I take 5 or 6 500mg magnesium oxide vitamins everyday to relieve constipation?
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: If kidneys R normal
If your kidney function is normal, they will get rid any excess magnesium that you're taking.
Don't take all 5 (2, 000 mg) at the same time - split them up. Also, the main side effect is diarrhea so you've been warned! a better way to relieve constipation is to eat high fiber cereal (fiber one or all bran) everyday.

In brief: If kidneys R normal
If your kidney function is normal, they will get rid any excess magnesium that you're taking.
Don't take all 5 (2, 000 mg) at the same time - split them up. Also, the main side effect is diarrhea so you've been warned! a better way to relieve constipation is to eat high fiber cereal (fiber one or all bran) everyday.
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