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How long does it take for magnesium citrate to kick in?

How long does it take for magnesium citrate to kick in?

Magnesium citrate should produce a bowel movement within 30 minutes to 6 hours after you take the medicine. Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve after 7 days of treatment, or if the medicine produces no results.

What is magnesium citrate pills good for?

This medication is a mineral supplement used to prevent and treat low amounts of magnesium in the blood. Some brands are also used to treat symptoms of too much stomach acid such as stomach upset, heartburn, and acid indigestion.

Should I take the whole bottle of magnesium citrate?

Don’t drink the whole bottle.

Is Mag citrate hard on kidneys?

Magnesium supplements can cause excessive accumulation of magnesium in the blood, especially with patients who have chronic kidney disease. Accumulation of magnesium in the blood can cause muscle weakness, but does not damage the kidney directly.

When should you not take magnesium citrate?

Stop using magnesium citrate and call your doctor at once if you have:

  • no bowel movement within 6 hours after taking the medicine;
  • pain with bowel movements, rectal bleeding;
  • watery diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, severe stomach pain;
  • painful or difficult urination;
  • flushing (warmth, redness, or tingly feeling);

How much magnesium is in a half bottle of citrate?

Magnesium citrate. 16% elemental magnesium. One half to one full bottle (120 to 300 mL) 48 mg elemental magnesium and 13 mg potassium in 290 mg per 5 mL oral solution. Magnesium gluconate (Mag-G)

How long does it take for magnesium citrate to work?

Magnesium citrate is 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.

What should I drink after taking magnesium citrate?

Drink a full glass of water (8 ounces or 240 milliliters) after taking this product unless otherwise directed by your doctor. Doing so will help prevent serious side effects (e.g., a loss of too much body water- dehydration ).

Who are the authors of the MG citrate study?

Magnes Res. 2003 Sep;16(3):183-91. Authors Ann F Walker 1 , Georgios Marakis, Samantha Christie, Martyn Byng Affiliation 1Hugh Sinclair Unit of Human Nutrition, School of Food Biosciences, The University of Reading, Whiteknights, Reading, UK. [email protected]