Can Epsom salts be taken for constipation while treating A-fib?

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Posted on Wed, 10 Jun 2015 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Question: I have a problem with af and TV with an implanted defibrillator.Can I take Epsom salts for constipation.many thanks Email YYYY@YYYY
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Answered by Dr. Kathy Robinson 25 minutes later
Brief Answer:
yes

Detailed Answer:
Hello XXXXXXX
Yes you can take epsom salts for constipation. Epsom salt like some other medications for constipation (milk of magnesia) contains magnesium. It will not interfere with your heart if you take it only at the recommended doses. I have done a drug interaction check and there are no drug interactions between the magnesium and any of the medications that you are currently taking.
I hope you get some relief soon,
Dr. Robinson
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