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When should you check your magnesium levels?

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Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), a common type of medicine used to treat acid reflux, have also been tied to low magnesium levels. If you take any of these medicines, your doctor may want to check your magnesium level with a blood test.

From: Magnesium WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: Longe, J., ed. , second edition, 2004. Office of Dietary Supplements: "Dietary Supplement Fact Sheet: Magnesium."

The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

UpToDate: "Causes of hypomagnesemia."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on February 08, 2020

SOURCES: Longe, J., ed. , second edition, 2004. Office of Dietary Supplements: "Dietary Supplement Fact Sheet: Magnesium."

The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

UpToDate: "Causes of hypomagnesemia."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on February 08, 2020

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