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Also known as: Citrate of Magnesia, Citroma, LiquiPrep

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9.1/10 Average Rating

172 Ratings with 176 User Reviews

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"After 9 days and 3 enamas, 2 glycerine suppositories, endless amounts of water, smooth move, copious amounts of stool softeners and rancid apple cider vinegar I finally made the jump and drank half the bottle of cherry. 12 hrs 41 mins later I am in heaven! I couldn't be more thankful for this miracle worker. Overall...the cramping was bearable. If there is a next time I will not wait, I'll go straight for the cherry!"

   
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Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) February 19, 2017

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"Make sure you drink more than 8 ozs of water after taking the whole bottle. LOTS OF WATER right after taking it.. You will need butt ointment, vinyl gloves, baby wipes, and garbage bags. I had to take 3 bottles in 24 hrs for the colonoscopy. My butt was terribly raw, I used cold pressed castor oil, but I heard A&D ointment works good and prob won't be as oily.. It took 2 hrs to work with just 8 ozs of water, but would have worked sooner if I had taken 16 ozs of water. The more water you drink the more it will work. I bought lemon flavor at Big Lots, but I've heard it comes in grape or cherry."

   
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Deni306 February 17, 2017

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"I was plugged up really bad for almost a week and 3 days I was taking exlax doculax and Miralax and I couldn't get anything at so I tried the cherry flavor pretty good actually well I chugged it at 7 stayed up till 1 had a little farting so I said hey I'll go to bed and see what happens in the morning sure enough woke up at 8 and here she came lol and yes it still hurt but I was so glad when I was finally able to pass the plug now it's 8 pm and I'm on my 6th BM.... it's a great product will use it next time them dumb pain pills get to me!"

   
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Logan wwww February 17, 2017

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"I went to the ER last night after a week of little BM. the doctor gives you the 10oz and bottle and told me to drink it when I get home, and stay near the toilet. I got home drank it was about 1130 at night so I stayed up till 1:00, eventually I got tired and went to sleep. I woke up at 6:00 with such urge to go. it's 9:00 am right now and i'm on my 4th BM already. it works good just make sure to stay hydrated."

   
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Roudy (taken for less than 1 month) February 10, 2017

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"I was backed up for almost a whole week after taking a bunch of different antibiotics and every time I tried to go it wouldn't come out or it would hurt to bad to come out. I tried everything and finally a pharmacist offered magnesium citrate and after about 6 hours I was able to go to the bathroom with ease. I've still been going almost every 4-6 hours for the past 2 days. But I feel much better. I would recommend this to anyone having any troubles. I thought I would still be in pain going but I wasn't."

   
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Scarlettduncan February 8, 2017

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"I got a good laugh reading a lot of these comments. So I drank the full 10oz bottle at 430pm. It was hard to finish and probably took and hour and a half to finish the terrible thing (lemon flavor) then as prescribed I took miralax right after. Hours go by and nothing is happening. At one point before I go to sleep a little does come out with what I assume is called "the plug" so I'm like okay, yes, here we go. Finally some relief to this stomach pain I've been having for almost two weeks (which was chalked up to stress; causing my constipation). Nope. Eventually I couldn't stay awake but I woke up about every hour throughout the night to go and push just the tiniest amount. Now I'm off to work and still not empty :("

   
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AllyH1 February 8, 2017

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"I had surgery 6 days ago and was given percadet then I took motrin and tylenol for the pain which caused constipation. I had no bowel movements for 5 days I tried prune juice, lots of water, walking and Zantac 150mg and on the 6th day my doctor recommended the magnesium citrate. I tried the cherry flavor did half at 1pm and very little happened then at 7pm drank the remaining bottle which to me wasn't that bad just sour. At 2am I was in the bathroom passing diarrhea in parts. My stomach has not stopped rumbling the entire time (it's extremely noisy). This is really uncomfortable and I took the day off for this. I recommend this product if you have constipation. I am thankful that it is finally coming down."

   
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Lizzie0702 February 8, 2017

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"Was extremely backed up after 3 wks on tramadol followed by 6 weeks of very poor BMs. Read all these reviews, bought 2 bottles mag cit. First one 11 am, nothing. Second one at 9pm. At 3am passed small amount, but no gurgles. At 11am next day nurse friend suggested enema, WOW did that work fast. For the next 24 hours, cleaned out system, feel amazing today."

   
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ShoreKat (taken for less than 1 month) February 6, 2017

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"12 hours and nothing.... I'm getting worried even this won't work."

   
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Ceece February 4, 2017

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"The absolute only thing that works when I am severely constipated. Always makes me nauseous drinking it (cherry is the best tasting in my opinion) but is worth it!"

   
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Ayupttt January 29, 2017

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"I take this occasionally for really bad constipation. This stuff works when nothing else works! However -and this is important to note, it's uncomfortable. As soon as I take it, I feel somewhat nauseous for several hours, and my heart rate spikes to a worrisome level. You have to relax and force yourself to hydrate even though you won't feel like eating or drinking anything. Because of the heart rate, it has sometimes given me insomnia too but I don't think it does that to everyone. It is cheap & effective. It's fizzy with a strong lemon taste and a weird aftertaste. I agree w/ others that you should take a day off & be ready to run to the bathroom several times."

   
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caybe (taken for less than 1 month) January 23, 2017

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"So my sister told me about MC. So I purchased it at my local Walgreens. I'm a pretty small person and was worried about having the runs so I only drank about a fourth of the bottle. I did lemon which wasn't to bad, just sour. I took it at 1pm. Then at 2, I sipped a little more so I drank half of the bottle by 2:30. In between the dosages, I drank lots of water. By 3pm my stomach started gurgling and I started feeling pressure. I ran to the bathroom. The "plug" or hard part of the stool was still pretty painful to pass but I was prepared for that. What I wasn't prepared for was the burning. My bum burned like the fire of a thousand suns. But it works well and fast. I would do it again for relief."

   
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Lainey09 (taken for less than 1 month) January 22, 2017

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"Works like a charm, but keep the tissue handy...no pun intended! I was having severe abdominal cramping & almost went to the ER. The pain would subside, then go away but on Day 10 I couldn't take it anymore even though I was still having BM's. The doc ordered this, along w/ a powder & some meds to help w/ the muscle spasms (sharp, shooting pain from mid gut to my ass). I took them at 3:15 on the dot (all 3 at the same time) & by 3:30-3:35 I had my first poop. It doesn't give you immediate release but after your 3rd or 4th poop the pressure subsides. You may wanna take a sick day after you take this stuff, LOTS of water to prevent dehydration, Netflix subscription & plenty of TP. Happy Pooping Y'all!!!"

   
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Ms. Painful Guts (taken for less than 1 month) January 9, 2017

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"First time contributing to a forum like this, but wanted to make a public service announcment, because others' comments helped me so much, and made me laugh. I hadn't had a BM in ten days. By day five I was uncomfortable, by day 6 I was worried, and by day 7 I was ready for extreme measures! I must have spent over $80 on everything from sena, sena with stool softner, miralax, and even ducolax suppository, with very limited success. I was worried I'd have to go to urgent care because nothing was moving! Then, as a last resort I picked up this $1.95 bottle from CVS of magnesium citrate, lemon flavor (tasted fine). Drank with two glasses of water - and, 5 hours later, voila! Recommend cancelling plans for 24 hours after taking. Worked when nothing else would!"

   
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success! (taken for less than 1 month) January 8, 2017

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"I just spent about an hour to an hour and a half reading all of these reviews after taking MC. I am now at the next step of sitting on the toilet clutching my Charmin. I am on an antidepressant and it has caused me chronic constipation. Having constipation frequently throughout my life I was used to going a few days without pooping. After 7 days of not going my boyfriend forced me to take this saying that it was the most amazing thing ever and that I would feel like a new person. Needless to say, I sent him a text telling him how much I loved him. When they say don't trust a fart they mean it! I felt a slight farts coming and after clenching a little realized that this was no normal fart...it was a shart. Run if you feel a fart."

   
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Gloriouspoop (taken for less than 1 month) January 7, 2017

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"After a round of antibiotics and eating too much junk food over Christmas, I was constipated for 3-4 days. The "plug" was too big. I couldn't go on my own. I used MC once before - I took the whole bottle then and had the experience everyone here has described. This time, I read the recommended dose is 6 oz. The bottle is 10oz. So I drank about 2/3 of the bottle. Twenty minutes later, I heard some gurgling, but I didn't have any new urge to go. Instead, I took a three hour nap. When I woke up, I had to go. It was still painful to pass the "plug," but not as much as the other days I had tried. Success! And without complete diarrhea. The stool became soft enough to pass it all. 3 hours later I had a second normal BM. Great product!"

   
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AnotherSatisfiedCustomer January 4, 2017

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"So I was having extreme stomach and abdomen pain and had no idea what was going on, I had a friend bring me to the ER because I was worried it might be my appendix or something. Well turns out it was not. They made me get a CT scan and long behold the doctor says I'm apparently extremely blocked in my colon which is weird because I had just pooped and I actually poop 9/10 times I go to the bathroom anyway they sent me home with a bottle of This stuff and told me to take it the next day so I started drinking it around 11 and only finished about 3/4 of a 10 oz bottle, it was the lemon and it was just too strong for me. Anyway it was nearly 3 I didn't know why it wasn't working at all then I finally drank some water and boom"

   
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Abcoach (taken for less than 1 month) January 4, 2017

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"I was constipated for what felt like a whole week. I tried Miralax, enemas, yoga, ileocecal massage...nothing worked! I was in pain. Super bloated. Felt like I'd gained ten pounds. I actually took magnesium chloride, not citrate...and about 2.5 hours later I experienced the glorious poop chute waterfall. So relieving. I'll always keep magnesium on hand from now on."

   
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Püpr January 3, 2017

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"Drink the whole bottle drink a lot of water I drink the lemon had some nausea and my stomach hurt. As soon as I felt like I needed to pass gas my stomach rumble and I had to go. I got up and felt like I needed to push, had to go again, I've been in the restroom for at least an hour been pooping and it smells awful (all the old poop). I think this is a great, you will need some ointment for your butt as it gets raw "

   
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Celabeee (taken for less than 1 month) December 14, 2016

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"I had a csection 6 weeks ago and everything is still trying to go back to normal. Take a day off for this stuff! It worked in about 5 hours for me. Grape is delicious. First came the plug, then muddy water 3 or 4 times, then mushy, sticky yuck. Then muddy water. This stuff is serious! Be sure to drink water as it directs on bottle and you'll need baby wipes and A&D ointment for your butt."

   
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PorcelainNmyEye (taken for less than 1 month) December 6, 2016

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"I had been constipated for a week. It hurt so bad and I mean bad. I didn't know what to do so I called my mother who was a nurse and she told me about MC I thank my Mom so much. She only told me to drink half the bottle. I did at about 6:45 pm and by 3:00 am I was on the toilet. It was like constant relief. Once in the bathroom about every hr. But well worth it. If I ever get constipated again this is what I am using."

   
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Bathroom dweller (taken for less than 1 month) December 5, 2016

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"After surgery 6 days ago, I took Percocet and also laid in bed for 3 days without a lot of movement. I believe this is what cause my constipation. I tried ex-lax max strength on day 6 of not going and it only caused pain. My stool seemed to be too big and too hard to pass. I talked to my doctor and was told to try magnesium citrate. The cherry didn't taste bad at all and I was able to drink the entire bottle. 6 hours later and my stool was STILL too hard to pass. I ended up using Fleet Saine enema and that did the trick. I believe that this product would work for most people and would certainly use it again, but with the amount of blockage I had - I needed more help!"

   
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PoopSqueak (taken for less than 1 month) November 29, 2016

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"Taking the CM for a prep 3 days before procedure. Took it per Dr's. Instructions at 3pm by 6pm I was riding the throne . I was supposed to drink another bottle 24 hrs later then do the moviprep day before . Oh forgot to tell you procedure is scheduled for Monday morning so anyway here it is Saturday supposed to drink #2 bottle of CM right well I am STILL having to go back and forth to the toilet everytime I drink anything from the first bottle I drank Friday at 3 pm. So needless to say I will not be taking that 2nd bottle today. Still riding the throne."

   
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Pooping4days November 27, 2016

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"I've had major constipation mainly from taking iron pills and a bad diet. Was in the ER with excruciating stomach pains (worse then kidney stones) and the doctors couldn't figure out the problem. When they told me it was constipation I didn't believe them but took the bottle they gave me and used it at home. Within 5 mins it worked and pain was gone. I'll never go to the ER with stomach pains again without first trying this method. Works like a charm!"

   
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Pooper23 November 25, 2016

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"I've had constipation issues since I was a kid. ER doc told me I what I already knew when we did a CT scan for a herniated disc. Severely constipated. Recommended I drink mag citrate but I just havent had time because of my work schedule. A few months later, here I am. I'm always bloated and sick after I eat so I could imagine how backed up I am now. Could have sworn I was pregnant some days. I chugged the bottle down at about 4 and started feeling gurgles at 5:10. About 5 minutes later had to run to the throne all for one small grenade. I'm sitting here hoping that wasn't it."

P00psMcGee November 12, 2016

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