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Started taking mag oxide before bedtime.I am having small frequent (4-6,mostly everytime I pee) non diarrheal stools. What is going on. Is this normal?

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Dr. Louise Andrew
Emergency Medicine

In brief: Magnesium = laxative

So yes, it's normal.
Many people have this response to magnesium. It means there is enough in your system already so your system is eliminating it through your bowel. If you were taking Magnesium as an antacid, take something else (like Aluminum hydroxide) instead.

In brief: Magnesium = laxative

So yes, it's normal.
Many people have this response to magnesium. It means there is enough in your system already so your system is eliminating it through your bowel. If you were taking Magnesium as an antacid, take something else (like Aluminum hydroxide) instead.
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