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An old pharmacist advised me to take ZenMag instead of Xanax (alprazolam) for anxiety and stress. Is it better?I have magnesium deficiency.

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Dr. Edward Kuhnley
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
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In brief: ZenMag: magnesium MG

supplement for MG deficiency.
Should be monitored by physician as too much MG can affect heart/kidney problems. Side effects and overdose rare but may include blurred/double vision, coma, dizziness/fainting, drowsiness, increased/decreased urination, slow heartbeat, troubled breathing. Xanax (alprazolam) helps severe anxiety but habit-forming. Stress reduction strategies best for anxiety/stress. Best regards.

In brief: ZenMag: magnesium MG

supplement for MG deficiency.
Should be monitored by physician as too much MG can affect heart/kidney problems. Side effects and overdose rare but may include blurred/double vision, coma, dizziness/fainting, drowsiness, increased/decreased urination, slow heartbeat, troubled breathing. Xanax (alprazolam) helps severe anxiety but habit-forming. Stress reduction strategies best for anxiety/stress. Best regards.
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