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Which of the following clients would have hypermagnesemia?



A. A client who has chronic alcoholism and a magnesium level of 1.3 mEq/L
B. A client who has hyperthyroidism and a magnesium level of 1.6 mEq/L
C. A client who has renal failure, takes antacids, and has a magnesium level of 2.9 mEq/L
D. A client who has congestive heart disease, takes a diuretic, and has a magnesium level of 2.3 mEq/L

This question is part of Fluids and Electrolytes NCLEX practice questions
Asked by Wyatt Williams, Last updated: Mar 24, 2019

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Anyedina nelson

Anyedina nelson

Answered on Mar 22, 2019

Normal magnesium level is 2.1-2.6 hence 2.9 is automaticaly high

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Wyatt Williams

Wyatt Williams

Answered on Nov 28, 2017

A client who has renal failure, takes antacids, and has a magnesium level of 2.9 mEq/L

Normal serum magnesium is 1.5 to 2.5 mEq/L. Clients who have chronic alcoholism and hyperthyroidism are prone to hypomagnesemia. A client who has congestive heart failure, takes a diuretic, and has a magnesium level of 2.3 mEq/L falls within the normal magnesium range.
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