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Can Magnesium Citrate cause polyuria?

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Posted on Fri, 16 Oct 2015 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: Can Magnesium Citrate cause you to urinate frequently particularly at night/
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Answered by Dr. Grzegorz Stanko 28 minutes later
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Yes it can.

Detailed Answer:
Hello!

Thank you for the query.

Yes, it can cause a little bit more frequent urinating, but not much. And it is not a common side effect. As every ion, it takes part in whole body regulation including blood pressure, acidity. Both mechanisms or regulation use kidneys. So it may cause frequent urinating.
However it would good to have urine analysis done and see if there is no other problem with kidneys.

Hope this will help. Feel free to ask further questions.
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