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Review: could Magnesium cause Itching?

Summary: Itching could be caused by Magnesium, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Aspirin, and have Hypertension.

We study 11,053 people who have side effects while taking Magnesium from FDA and social media. Among them, 320 have Itching. Find out below who they are, when they have Itching and more.

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Magnesium

Magnesium (latest outcomes from 11,534 users) has active ingredients of magnesium. It is often used in constipation.

Itching

Itching (latest reports from 537,449 patients) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, multiple sclerosis.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 11,087 people reported to have side effects when taking Magnesium. Among them, 319 people (2.88%) have Itching. They amount to 0.06% of all the 536,428 people who have Itching on eHealthMe.

Trend of Itching in Magnesium reports

Time on Magnesium when people have Itching * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Itching76.67%16.67%0.00%3.33%3.33%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Itching when taking Magnesium * :

FemaleMale
Itching69.25%30.75%

Age of people who have Itching when taking Magnesium * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Itching0.00%1.35%1.01%4.05%4.73%12.16%23.99%52.70%

Severity of Itching when taking Magnesium ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Itching25.00%50.00%0.00%25.00%

How people recovered from Itching ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Itching50.00%0.00%50.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (39 people, 12.23%)
  2. Depression (32 people, 10.03%)
  3. Constipation (28 people, 8.78%)
  4. Prophylaxis (20 people, 6.27%)
  5. Osteoporosis (20 people, 6.27%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (90 people, 28.21%)
  2. Magnesium oxide (89 people, 27.90%)
  3. Vitamin d (63 people, 19.75%)
  4. Calcium (53 people, 16.61%)
  5. Coumadin (49 people, 15.36%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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