Is 500mg of magnesium oxide safe for constipation?

Yes. Magnesium oxide is poorly absorbed in humans and will work for constipation although i prefer magnesium citrate. 500 mg is a safe dose although you may need to titrate the dose based on response. More info on: http://drfairchild.Blogspot.Com/2012/12/magnesium-benefits.Html.

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Is it safe to take 5 or 6 500mg magnesium oxide vitamins everyday to relieve constipation/gastroinestinal issues?

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! Read more...

I'm 29 and I suffer from chronic constipation so I take 2000 mg of Magnesium Oxide before bedtime daily. Is it ok for long term use? During fasting?

Magnesium. Magnesium is the main ingredient in Milk of Mag. in dehydrated states can damage your kidney in excess can affect your reflexes and cause fatigue try fiber exercises plenty of fluids prunes, probiotics decrease consumption of processed foods. Read more...

I have severe chronic constipation. The only thing that helps is magnesium oxide pills, 400 mgWhat should I do? Should I find an alternative? If so what?

Fiber. You should increase your intake of fiber and water. You may take fiber laxative like Metamucil and increase your intake of fiber foods. Consult this site for fiber foods.
http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/high-fiber-foods/art-20050948
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
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Life style. In addition to use of medication, try eating soft food, avoid dry food, drink plenty of water, increase fiber in diet like steel cut oat meal and exercise. Read more...

Can I take 5 or 6 500mg magnesium oxide vitamins everyday to relieve constipation?

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. Read more...

What is the best constipation fix for someone to try if Senna, magnesium oxide, and a high fluid and high fiber diet arent working?

This kind of. constipation may be due to one of the types of IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) Ask your PCP (Primary Care Provider) about this possibility since EXACT medication exists for this disorder! Hope this helps! Dr Z. Read more...