Took 2 bottles of magnesium citrate as recommended by gastroenterologist and I seem to have diarrhea with just brown liquid
How to stop diarrhea caused by magnesium citrate?
Question posted by Marta Luisa on 15 Oct 2016
Last updated on 15 February 2017 by suzanne66
Magnesium citrate is used as a laxative to treat constipation. It works by increasing the amount of water in the intestines. The effects are usually expected within 30 minutes to 6 hours after dosing.
Were you instructed to drink both bottles at once, that seems excessive? The usual dose for adult constipation is half to 1 bottle? It's important to drink water so that you do not become dehydrated.
Talk with your doctor if you have taken too much.
- Magnesium Citrate uses and safety info
- Magnesium Citrate information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side effects of Magnesium Citrate (detailed)
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