Generic Name: MAGNESIUM CITRATE - ORAL Pronounced: (mag-NEE-zee-um-SYE-trate) Magnesium Citrate Oral Uses
This product is used to clean stool from the intestines
before surgery or certain bowel procedures (e.g., colonoscopy, radiography),
usually with other products. It may also be used for relief of constipation.
However, milder products (e.g., stool softeners, bulk-forming laxatives) should
be used whenever possible for constipation.
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.
How To Use Magnesium Citrate Oral
Read and follow all directions on the product package. If
your doctor has directed you to use this product before surgery or a bowel
procedure, he or she should tell you how long before the surgery/procedure you
should take this product. If you are uncertain about any of the information,
If you have high blood pressure, your MD has probably discussed with you sodium, potassium, and calcium as part of your treatment plan; however, the role of magnesium is often overlooked.
Magnesium is a critical player in maintaining normal blood pressure levels, as well as muscle and nerve function, blood sugar regulation, bone health, and immune system maintenance.
How Magnesium Regulates Blood Pressure
Magnesium is used in the production of prostaglandin E1, which is a powerful vasodilator. Typically, blood pressure rises as blood vessels harden and narrow, which causes the heart to exert increased force to circulate blood to body tissues. A vasodilator causes your blood vessels to relax and widen, allowing for easier blood flow and results in a lower blood pressure.
Magnesium also regulates the level of sodium, potassium , and calcium within cells. Sodium and potassium work together to maintain normal blood pres...
Full Question: I heard that the same magnesium tablets that I take for Migraine prevention can be used under the tongue as a Migraine abortive. Is this accurate? Laura. Answer: Dear Laura; Sorry, but no, this is not accurate. Here's why... Trying that form of magnesium sublingually is pointless because it will not absorb via the sublingual mucosa. It's not going to absorb until it reaches the GI tract, and even then, the absorption rate will not abort a Migraine attack. The only form of magnesium that has been show to be effective acutely (for aborting a Migraine) is magnesium sulfate via IV infusion. Based on what we know about the bioavailability and absorption rate of magnesium and its pharmacokinetics, if this has worked for someone, it was certainly the result of the placebo effect. Good luck, John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert If you need to find a headache and Migraine specialist, please see our listing of patient recommended specialists . Ano...
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