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Richard62038 posted:
I began taking magnesium supplements 10 days ago and within the last few days have had kidney pain.
Any connection ?
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Andie_WebMD_Staff responded:
Hi Richard,

Welcome to the Kidney Disorders community. I searched our Drug Review and found this for magnesium side effects:

"Kidneys that don't work well have trouble clearing magnesium from the body. Taking extra magnesium can cause magnesium to build up to dangerous levels. Don't take magnesium if you have kidney problems."

I encourage you to read through that resource for more information on the side effects. You should also contact your doctor right away to be safe! This article also states:

"Large doses might cause too much magnesium to build up in the body, causing serious side effects including an irregular heartbeat, low blood pressure, confusion, slowed breathing, coma, and death."

Hope that helps! Please write back to let us know how you're doing.

~Andie


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