Magnesium for Patients on Opioids for Pain

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Magnesium may be taken at 500 mg 1 to 2 PO per day, depending on weight.
Magnesium may be taken at 500 mg 1 to 2 PO per day, depending on weight.

Magnesium 500 mg 1 to 2 PO per day, depending on weight, helps keep a patient who is taking opioids from the need to increase his or her dosage due to tolerance. This was a clinical pearl passed on from a pain physician that seemed to work with my former patients. — Karen Decker Brown, APRN-retired, Anchorage


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