magnesium citrate - oral, Citroma
GENERIC NAME: MAGNESIUM CITRATE - ORAL (mag-NEE-zee-um-SYE-trate)
BRAND NAME(S): Citroma
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.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014
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