Magnesium Citrate Saline Laxative Recall Over Microbial Contamination Issued Following Adverse Reaction Report - AboutLawsuits.com (2022)

  • JoyOctober 7, 2022 at 9:46 am

    My stomach is burning lost of appetite and when I drank any beverages I get that burning sensation again can't sleep loosing weightd

  • MagidOctober 6, 2022 at 2:32 pm

    Hello I drank this stuff too and got very sick dizzy lightheaded throwing up vomiting please contact me to see what my options are thank you

  • DavidSeptember 15, 2022 at 3:45 pm

    I drank the lemon flavored and I have had bad headaches and a runny nose since worried about what the future effects may be. I only 58 and pretty healthy so yes I am scared and passed off over this. I did not ask for this

  • LawanaSeptember 9, 2022 at 9:38 am

    Hello, I've been using this product for years off & on as needed. Lemon is my favorite flavor, so I would stock up on lemon flavor only. I've been doing good for the most part, but started having digestive issues recently. I've never had any issues with ulcers before but I was diagnosed with several. I'm just wondering is this bacteria you speak of strong enough to cause damage to the stomach lini[Show More]Hello, I've been using this product for years off & on as needed. Lemon is my favorite flavor, so I would stock up on lemon flavor only. I've been doing good for the most part, but started having digestive issues recently. I've never had any issues with ulcers before but I was diagnosed with several. I'm just wondering is this bacteria you speak of strong enough to cause damage to the stomach lining, because I've had no history of stomach lining damage until now. Please contact me asap & let me know thanks.

  • ConnieSeptember 9, 2022 at 5:29 am

    I took a bottle and a half of this infected magnesium citrate and I am 68 years old and had neurogenic bowel bladder. But I am very very sick now and then diarrhea won’t stop and nausea. I can’t sleep because I’m up all night. I’m a widow and all alone. My own doctor didn’t even call me back so that I could find out what the symptoms were but my bowels and intestines are full of gas and diarrhea, [Show More]I took a bottle and a half of this infected magnesium citrate and I am 68 years old and had neurogenic bowel bladder. But I am very very sick now and then diarrhea won’t stop and nausea. I can’t sleep because I’m up all night. I’m a widow and all alone. My own doctor didn’t even call me back so that I could find out what the symptoms were but my bowels and intestines are full of gas and diarrhea, I’ve never experienced anything like this before with magnesium citrate.

  • AndieSeptember 1, 2022 at 12:53 pm

    I have been sick since consuming this product July 19th. I have not worked since due to constant nausea. I reached out to the company but was given the runaround. They provided me with a case number and sent me on my way. I emailed them again this morning, and I was sent an automatic reply giving me faqs that are obviously known by most consumers.Sign me up and please let me know what I should d[Show More]I have been sick since consuming this product July 19th. I have not worked since due to constant nausea. I reached out to the company but was given the runaround. They provided me with a case number and sent me on my way. I emailed them again this morning, and I was sent an automatic reply giving me faqs that are obviously known by most consumers.Sign me up and please let me know what I should do.I'm tired of this company ignoring what wehave a right to know.

  • 670952August 31, 2022 at 5:38 pm

    I have used this product for over a year and have had no harmful symptoms. When is it going to be back on the shelves?

  • RolondoAugust 18, 2022 at 8:37 am

    I took the medicine on July 16th and it made me go to the bathroom but it caused me kidney problems by making it hard to urinate . It burned everytime I urinate and came out dark yellow . I have other issues since taking the meds that I will address to my Dr

  • RachelAugust 11, 2022 at 10:53 pm

    Does anyone know how long it will take symptoms to show up?My daughter had two bottles of this stuff and we got cherry because originally, it was ONLY lemon and the other flavors were fine. Then I get a call today that cherry is ALSO being recalled for the same problem. And I can't find anything about symptoms or incubation time...I don't want to jump at shadows, but I also don't want [Show More]Does anyone know how long it will take symptoms to show up?My daughter had two bottles of this stuff and we got cherry because originally, it was ONLY lemon and the other flavors were fine. Then I get a call today that cherry is ALSO being recalled for the same problem. And I can't find anything about symptoms or incubation time...I don't want to jump at shadows, but I also don't want to ignore something might be something much more serious either.

  • SavanahAugust 11, 2022 at 2:04 pm

    I have been having extreme issues for nearly 2 months with my GI / stomach. Experiencing nausea, vomiting, fatigue, and severe stomach pains daily. I am on medication now and my GI doctor says I have Post Infectious IBS. She said I should start feeling better after taking this medication for 30 days. 15+ days in and I am still feeling the same way. Unable to stomach most foods as well. Been to the[Show More]I have been having extreme issues for nearly 2 months with my GI / stomach. Experiencing nausea, vomiting, fatigue, and severe stomach pains daily. I am on medication now and my GI doctor says I have Post Infectious IBS. She said I should start feeling better after taking this medication for 30 days. 15+ days in and I am still feeling the same way. Unable to stomach most foods as well. Been to the ER 4 times, primary 3 times, GI doctor - I am only 26 and have never had any issues like this. Taken the laxative before without a reaction so this is definitely related to the bacteria found in the product

  • JoetteAugust 9, 2022 at 7:32 pm

    I consumed this product and have felt dizzy, atomic upset and over all don't seem to be able to get back to normal.

  • LorenaAugust 6, 2022 at 6:10 pm

    Went to ER....for leg swelling and turning red. Nauseated and dizzy. Learned I have a bacterial infection. I had used the laxative a few days prior. Was sick, sick, sick, but didn't know why. As a diabetic, I went to ER because my leg had swelled to the size of two legs. Labs showed bacterial infection. Dr. said I was wise to have come in when I did.

  • BAugust 5, 2022 at 11:51 am

    Recently listened to a missed a voice mail regarding the recall. Consumed entire bottle for Colonoscopy 6/27/22. Never had a reaction like this from meds for this procedure. Created excruciating stomach pain, vomiting & was sick for more than a week. I'd like to know if I should be on some kind of antibiotic or if there is any long term bacterial affects from this. I know many forms of bacteri[Show More]Recently listened to a missed a voice mail regarding the recall. Consumed entire bottle for Colonoscopy 6/27/22. Never had a reaction like this from meds for this procedure. Created excruciating stomach pain, vomiting & was sick for more than a week. I'd like to know if I should be on some kind of antibiotic or if there is any long term bacterial affects from this. I know many forms of bacteria lay dormant or are difficult to detect w/out specific testing.

  • JadeAugust 4, 2022 at 12:24 am

    Drank an entire bottle prepared for a long trip to the bathroom it never happened I just got very nauseous and vomited a few hours later extremely bad head ache

  • BrandonAugust 3, 2022 at 1:00 pm

    I'm a keep it real...Swan citrate magnesium was saving my life! I would drink 1 bottle of Swan every month to clean my colon and to Stop my lower back pain go away, I couldn't get my prescription (Percocets) anymore...Swan was the solution! Please get that back on the counter at DollarTree!!!!!!!!!!

  • DouglasAugust 3, 2022 at 12:03 pm

    I have a friend that bought lots of this due to some issues. he is now in a hospital on day 7 with renal failure. I am sure this has a connection from drinking this over the counter liquid prescribed by doctors bought at Kroger. The last batch I bought for him and found out when I got an automated call from kroger saying I had bought some of this in the range of dates. He went downhill 3 weeks [Show More]I have a friend that bought lots of this due to some issues. he is now in a hospital on day 7 with renal failure. I am sure this has a connection from drinking this over the counter liquid prescribed by doctors bought at Kroger. The last batch I bought for him and found out when I got an automated call from kroger saying I had bought some of this in the range of dates. He went downhill 3 weeks ago and nobody could figure this out until some bleeding from a bladder stone lithotripsy landed him in the ER with half the blood in a normal human and kidney failure. HE had a renal biopsy yesterday 8/2/22, i have contact some law firms but no body seems to know about this case. Douglas Morgan

  • DallisAugust 2, 2022 at 6:38 pm

    I read that there was ONLY ONE reported case of adverse reaction. Odd that they recall this product after 1 case but not the Covid vaccines after THOUSANDS of adverse reactions.

  • DelmerAugust 2, 2022 at 2:16 pm

    When to ER after taking this medication pass out in shower spent 16 hours there broke my nose had a head injury and had to cancel surgery for removal of cancerous right kidney been out of work 12 days

  • ElJuly 31, 2022 at 11:16 am

    If you noticed in the article it said there was only ONE reported possible adverse effect linked to this bacteria. Also most recalls have a lot # listed. I find this whole recall suspicious. If you’ve taken the laxative already and have not had any issues there shouldn’t be any reason for concern. This product does not stay in your system. We are being feed lies. BTW magnesium citrate is a liquid [Show More]If you noticed in the article it said there was only ONE reported possible adverse effect linked to this bacteria. Also most recalls have a lot # listed. I find this whole recall suspicious. If you’ve taken the laxative already and have not had any issues there shouldn’t be any reason for concern. This product does not stay in your system. We are being feed lies. BTW magnesium citrate is a liquid laxative. It is supposed to produce bowel movements, gas, cramps, bloating and diarrhea. I take it all the time for chronic constipation.

  • DeborahJuly 29, 2022 at 12:13 am

    I had to take the whole 10 oz bottle of the Cherry kind the day of the recall for my colonoscopy the next day. While standing in line at Walgreens it came across my smart phone. So I ask pharmacist about it. She said it was lemon flavor only. I thought I read the day after my colonoscopy it was all flavors. Now I am worried about the outcome of drinking the bottle of cherry flavored.

  • MarcJuly 28, 2022 at 2:29 pm

    I been taking this products for extended periods. I was told it was safe. It helped me constipation problems. Lately I have been nauseating snd dizzy with stomach problems. Please advise

  • sidneyJuly 27, 2022 at 9:12 pm

    i took equate both flavors (wild cherry & lemon) and 1 flavor cherry from winn-dixie both i don't remeber the brand name. all made me feel off balance & week. they did eventually help me poop.

  • BrettJuly 27, 2022 at 6:01 pm

    I got the recall voicemail yesterday, I drank a bottle this month and felt really sick. I’m concerned if this bacteria will cause any future health issues. Is there anything I can do about this legally?

  • BernardJuly 27, 2022 at 4:30 pm

    When will new batches be sent ojut

  • JaniceJuly 27, 2022 at 12:04 pm

    Well I guess I'm going to have to put off my colonoscopy. I can't do the Dulcolaxide tablets so hopefully this will be back in production soon

  • CindyJuly 26, 2022 at 9:39 pm

    I bought this for my husband and he got sick from it and really hasn't felt good since. We need to know the symptoms of what this can cause.

  • GinnyJuly 23, 2022 at 10:08 am

    What are the effects after drinking this and how soon are they?

  • JeannineJuly 20, 2022 at 9:49 pm

    I take this product for migraine management. How do I know if any of my various symptoms or issues are related. I can’t find any list anywhere.

  • JoanneJuly 20, 2022 at 7:03 pm

    Bought equate, took on Friday night . Been feeling bad ever since. Got recall message yesterday, feeling to bad to go to emergency room today, afraid I may go on myself. Lots of gas and irritability. Will definitely be going to to the ER tomorrow. This is crazy 🤪.

  • DawnJuly 20, 2022 at 3:40 pm

    I had to drink thin because I’m anemic and my iron pills plug me up. I have been sick not knowing what was wrong with me. Thought I had covid but after 6 negative covid test it’s not covid. I still feel horrible this is not cool.

  • SandraJuly 20, 2022 at 8:08 am

    I drank 2 while bottle s for a colonoscopy prepLemon Equate brand from WalmartNausea,head ache,pain?Thanks you guys

  • TJuly 19, 2022 at 7:58 pm

    The Item that I purchased has been recalled

  • PatsyJuly 18, 2022 at 8:07 pm

    Where do I find the right #, to Identify whether or not my bottles are recalled ?

  • FAQs

    Why is magnesium citrate recalled 2022? ›

    On July 14, 2022, Vi-Jon, LLC recalled all lots of Magnesium Citrate Saline Laxative Oral Solution Lemon Flavor, 10 FL OZ (296 mL) within expiry. The recall was initiated after Vi-Jon, LLCs third party microbial testing identified the presence of Gluconacetobacter liquefaciens.

    Why has magnesium citrate been discontinued? ›

    Vi-Jon, LLC Expands Voluntary Nationwide Recall of All Flavors and Lots Within Expiry of Magnesium Citrate Saline Laxative Oral Solution Due to Microbial Contamination. When a company announces a recall, market withdrawal, or safety alert, the FDA posts the company's announcement as a public service.

    Has there been a recall on magnesium citrate? ›

    CVS Magnesium Citrate Saline Laxative Oral Solution Lemon Flavor has been recalled by the US Food and Drug Administration. The Prices and Consumer Affairs Division advises consumers of a product recall on Magnesium Citrate Saline Laxative Oral Solution due to microbial contamination.

    What are the dangers of magnesium citrate? ›

    Common Side effects of Magnesium Citrate include:
    • abdominal cramping.
    • diarrhea.
    • electrolyte imbalance.
    • high levels of magnesium in the blood (hypermagnesemia)
    • gas (flatulence)
    • nausea.
    • vomiting.

    Who should not take magnesium citrate? ›

    People taking any medication should speak to their doctor before using magnesium citrate. People should not use magnesium citrate if they have rectal bleeding. People who have had certain procedures or have specific medical issues should also avoid magnesium citrate.

    How long does it take for magnesium citrate saline laxative to work? ›

    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.

    What is the difference between magnesium and magnesium citrate? ›

    The magnesium ion (Mg2+) is combined with a salt, an acid, or an amino acid chelate to keep the mineral ion in a stable form that is suitable for consumption. Magnesium citrate combines the salt element of magnesium with citric acid, resulting in a highly absorbable form of magnesium.

    Which is better milk of magnesia or magnesium citrate? ›

    Magnesium citrate has an average rating of 8.7 out of 10 from a total of 473 ratings on Drugs.com. 82% of reviewers reported a positive effect, while 6% reported a negative effect. Milk of Magnesia has an average rating of 8.4 out of 10 from a total of 44 ratings on Drugs.com.

    What is the brand name for magnesium citrate? ›

    Dulcolax Bowel Cleansing Kit, Good Neighbor Pharmacy Magnesium Citrate, GoodSense magnesium citrate, Health Mart Magnesium Citrate, PCP 100, Quality Choice Magnesium Citrate, Swan Citroma. There may be other brand names for this medicine.

    How do you permanently cure chronic constipation? ›

    Treatment
    1. Increase your fiber intake. Adding fiber to your diet increases the weight of your stool and speeds its passage through your intestines. ...
    2. Exercise most days of the week. Physical activity increases muscle activity in your intestines. ...
    3. Don't ignore the urge to have a bowel movement.
    31 Aug 2021

    Is magnesium citrate hard on the kidneys? ›

    Magnesium supplements can cause excessive accumulation of magnesium in the blood, especially with patients who have chronic kidney disease. Accumulation of magnesium in the blood can cause muscle weakness, but does not damage the kidney directly.

    How long do saline laxatives take to wear off? ›

    As the medication level drops the stimulant effect will diminish. It takes approximately 6 to 8 hours to produce its effects. The medication is metabolized in the body and roughly half is removed in 16 hours, with half of the remaining medicine removed after each consecutive 16 hours time frame.

    Will 5 oz of magnesium citrate work? ›

    It's used to treat constipation and acid indigestion. Doctors will also have you take it before a colonoscopy. Magnesium citrate is mild when used in the recommended amounts. The dosage is usually 10 ounces for adults and 5 ounces for children age 6 to 12, but instructions will be on the medicine bottle.

    Can you buy liquid magnesium citrate over the counter? ›

    Magnesium citrate is a liquid laxative that can help with occassional constipation. It's available over-the-counter and works pretty quickly, usually within 30 minutes to 6 hours.

    How much magnesium citrate should I take for constipation? ›

    If you're taking magnesium citrate for the purpose of constipation relief or bowel evacuation, the standard dose is 195–300 mL of liquid magnesium in a single daily dose or in divided doses with full glass of water, or two to four tablets before bedtime.

    What can I use instead of magnesium citrate? ›

    • Colace.
    • Dulcolax.
    • Bisacodyl.
    • Polyethylene glycol 3350.
    • Linzess.
    • Dulcolax Stool Softener.

    Can too much magnesium citrate cause problems? ›

    High doses of magnesium from supplements or medications can cause nausea, abdominal cramping and diarrhea.

    Will magnesium citrate raise blood pressure? ›

    Conclusions. Oral magnesium citrate supplementation for 24 weeks did not significantly change arterial stiffness or blood pressure.

    How long does it take for magnesium citrate to get out of your system? ›

    "Most magnesium will stay in the body for anywhere from 12 to 24 hours.

    Is magnesium citrate FDA approved? ›

    Magnesium citrate is considered by the FDA as an approved inactive ingredient for approved drug products under the specifications of oral administration of a maximum concentration of 237 mg. It is also considered as an active ingredient in over-the-counter products.

    How long does it take for magnesium to leave the body? ›

    How long do magnesium supplements stay in your system? Magnesium supplements are generally cleared from your body relatively quickly, and around 70% of the magnesium you consume is expelled from your body within 24 hours which is why so many people experience a deficiency.

    What does magnesium do for females? ›

    Magnesium is important for maintaining muscle and nervous system function, cardiac electrical properties, and for supporting immune system as well as regulating glucose and insulin metabolism [2,3].

    What is the best form of magnesium to take for constipation? ›

    Magnesium citrate is most helpful for people suffering from constipation, while the glycinate form is more useful for conditions like anxiety, insomnia, chronic stress, and inflammatory conditions.

    What food is highest in magnesium? ›

    In general rich sources of magnesium are greens, nuts, seeds, dry beans, whole grains, wheat germ, wheat and oat bran.

    How do you soften an impacted stool quickly? ›

    What are the treatment options?
    1. Laxatives. A doctor may recommend oral laxatives. ...
    2. Anal suppositories. Following insertion into the rectum, these will draw water into the area to soften the mass of stool.
    3. Water irrigation.

    Will impacted stool eventually come out? ›

    Treatment. When you have a fecal impaction, you'll need to have the hard mass of stool removed from your colon or rectum to get better. It won't go away on its own, and it can lead to death if it's allowed to worsen.

    Can you still poop with impacted feces? ›

    A person may still poop when they are constipated, but bowel movements may be painful or difficult to pass. Some people with constipation experience incomplete evacuation and feel the need to pass more stool even after using the bathroom.

    Will magnesium citrate cleanse your colon? ›

    Magnesium Citrate is a safe and effective method to cleanse the colon for most patients. If you have any kidney problems, this prep should not be used for you.

    What is the difference between MiraLAX and magnesium citrate? ›

    Citrate Of Magnesia (Magnesium Citrate) works well if you need to really get things moving, but it's not a good medicine to manage chronic constipation. Helps get things moving. Miralax (Polyethylene Glycol) provides effective relief of constipation without "cramping" your style.

    Why has magnesium been recalled? ›

    (Gray News) - A long list of laxative products sold nationwide are part of a voluntary recall due to possible contamination. According to the Food and Drug and Administration, all flavors of Magnesium Citrate Saline Laxative Oral Solution are affected by the recall over concerns about bacterial contamination.

    What can I take in place of magnesium citrate? ›

    • Colace.
    • Dulcolax.
    • Polyethylene glycol 3350.
    • Bisacodyl.
    • Linzess.
    • Dulcolax Stool Softener.

    What is the brand name for magnesium citrate? ›

    Dulcolax Bowel Cleansing Kit, Good Neighbor Pharmacy Magnesium Citrate, GoodSense magnesium citrate, Health Mart Magnesium Citrate, PCP 100, Quality Choice Magnesium Citrate, Swan Citroma. There may be other brand names for this medicine.

    What laxative has been recalled? ›

    FDA Reports Recall of CVS Magnesium Citrate Saline Laxative Oral Solution Lemon Flavor Due to Microbial Contamination.

    What is similar to magnesium citrate? ›

    At this time, alternatives to magnesium citrate for all indications must be considered. One such alternative is Polyethylene Glycol-Electrolyte Solution (Miralax).

    What is an alternative to magnesium citrate for colonoscopy? ›

    TriLyte Bowel Prep for Colonoscopy

    You will take two Dulcolax pills with water at noon the day before your procedure, and later in the evening, begin drinking half of the TriLyte.

    What is better than magnesium citrate? ›

    We may use magnesium glycinate to improve blood sugar levels or to help reduce overall inflammation in the body. This form of magnesium is less likely to have a laxative effect than magnesium citrate.

    Which works better milk of magnesia or magnesium citrate? ›

    Magnesium citrate has an average rating of 8.7 out of 10 from a total of 473 ratings on Drugs.com. 82% of reviewers reported a positive effect, while 6% reported a negative effect. Milk of Magnesia has an average rating of 8.4 out of 10 from a total of 44 ratings on Drugs.com.

    Will magnesium citrate cleanse your colon? ›

    Magnesium Citrate is a safe and effective method to cleanse the colon for most patients. If you have any kidney problems, this prep should not be used for you.

    What happens if you don't poop after magnesium citrate? ›

    Contact your provider if you haven't had a bowel movement after taking magnesium citrate. In some cases, you might need more medications to help you have a bowel movement. Other times, it can also be a sign of a serious problem, like a gut blockage. It's important to be evaluated by a medical provider.

    How much magnesium citrate saline laxative should I take? ›

    Adults and Children 12 years of age and older 1/2 to 1 bottle (10 fl oz). Drink a full 8 oz glass of liquid with each dose. The dose may be taken as a single daily dose or in divided doses. children 6 to under 12 years of age 1/3 to 1/2 bottle with a full 8 oz glass of liquid.

    What is difference between magnesium citrate and magnesium? ›

    The magnesium ion (Mg2+) is combined with a salt, an acid, or an amino acid chelate to keep the mineral ion in a stable form that is suitable for consumption. Magnesium citrate combines the salt element of magnesium with citric acid, resulting in a highly absorbable form of magnesium.

    Will 5 oz of magnesium citrate work? ›

    It's used to treat constipation and acid indigestion. Doctors will also have you take it before a colonoscopy. Magnesium citrate is mild when used in the recommended amounts. The dosage is usually 10 ounces for adults and 5 ounces for children age 6 to 12, but instructions will be on the medicine bottle.

    Is citrate of magnesia the same as magnesium citrate? ›

    Magnesium citrate is used to treat occasional constipation.

    Which laxative is best for impacted stool? ›

    If stool softeners aren't providing enough help, the osmotic laxative polyethylene glycol (MiraLAX or a generic version) is good next step. These products hold water in stool to soften it and increase bowel movements.

    What is better than MiraLAX for constipation? ›

    Those containing psyllium, such as Metamucil, Konsyl, and generics, may work better than other forms, research suggests.

    What is the best daily stool softener? ›

    Fiber Laxatives
    • #1. Metamucil.
    • #2. Benefiber.
    • #3. Citrucel.

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