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The client with chronic renal failure tells the nurse he takes magnesium hydroxide (milk of magnesia) at home for constipation. The nurse suggests that the client switch to psyllium hydrophilic mucilloid (Metamucil) because:

This question is part of Urinary System Disorders | NCLEX Quiz 119
Asked by Santepro, Last updated: Feb 21, 2020

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Answered Mar 08, 2019

MOM can cause magnesium toxicity

Magnesium is normally excreted by the kidneys. When the kidneys fail. magnesium can accumulate and cause severe neurologic problems.Option B: MOM is harsher than Metamucil. but magnesium toxicity is a more serious problem.Option C: A client may find both MOM and Metamucil unpalatable.Option D: MOM is not high in sodium.
 

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