This medication is a mineral supplement used to prevent and treat low amounts of magnesium in the blood. Some brands are also used to treat symptoms of too much stomach acid such as stomach upset, heartburnand acid indigestion. Magnesium is very important for the normal functioning of cells, nerves, muscles, bones, and the heart. Usually, a well- balanced diet provides normal blood levels of magnesium. However, certain situations cause your body to lose magnesium faster than you can replace it from your diet. These situations include treatment with " water pills " diuretics such as furosemidehydrochlorothiazidea poor diet, alcoholismor other medical conditions e.
Take this product by mouth as directed. Follow all directions on the product package. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist. It is best to take magnesium supplements with a meal to reduce stomach upset and diarrhea unless otherwise directed by the product instructions or your doctor.
Take each dose with a full glass 8 ounces or milliliters of water unless your doctor directs you otherwise. Doing so can release all of the drug at once, increasing the pill of side effects. Also, do not split extended-release tablets unless they have a score line and your doctor or pharmacist tells you to do so.
Swallow the whole or split tablet without crushing or chewing. If you are using a citrate magnesium, use a medication measuring device to carefully measure the dose.
Magnesium citrate uses:
Do not use a household spoon because you may not get the correct dose. If you are using a suspension, shake the bottle well before each dose. Take this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. Remember to take it at the same time s each day. Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment.
Do not increase your dose or take it more often than directed on the product package or by your doctor.
How should this medicine be used?
Too much magnesium in the blood can cause serious side effects. Tell your doctor if symptoms of low magnesium blood levels e. If you think you may have a serious medical problem, seek immediate medical attention. Side Effects Stomach upset and diarrhea may occur.
Taking this product with a meal helps to reduce these effects. If either of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly. If your doctor has directed you to use this medicationremember that he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
Why is this medication prescribed?
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at Precautions Before taking a magnesium supplement, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems.
Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
If you have the following health problem, consult your doctor or pharmacist before using this product: kidney disease. Liquid products may also contain alcohol. Ask your doctor or pharmacist about using this product safely. During pregnancythis product should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
It is not known pill this product passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding. Interactions If you are taking this product under your doctor's direction, your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them.
Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine liquid checking with your doctor or pharmacist first. Magnesium can bind with certain medicationspreventing their full absorption. If you are taking a tetracycline -type medication such as demeclocyclinedoxycyclineminocyclinetetracyclineseparate the time of the dose from the citrate of the magnesium supplement dose by at least 2 to 3 hours.
If you are liquid a bisphosphonate for example, alendronatea pill medication for magnesium, levothyroxineor a quinolone-type antibiotic e. Ask your pharmacist about using those products safely. This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a magnesium of all your medications with you, and share the list with your citrate and pharmacist.
Does Magnesium Citrate Tablet interact with other drugs you are taking? medication into the WebMD interaction checker Check Interaction Overdose If someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathingcall Otherwise, call a poison control center right away. US residents can call their local poison control center at Canada residents can call a provincial poison control center.
Dosing & uses
Symptoms of overdose may include slow heartbeat, severe drowsiness, dizzinessconfusion, muscle weaknessloss of consciousness. Notes Keep all regular medical and laboratory appointments. Consult your doctor for more details. Magnesium supplements are available in different forms with different amounts of magnesium.
Many are available without a prescription. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for help in selecting the best product for you. Eat a well- balanced diet. Foods high in magnesium include avocados, bananas, beans, whole grain cereals, green vegetables, and nuts. Missed Dose If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose. Take your next dose at the liquid time. Do not double the dose to catch up. Storage Store at room temperature away from citrate and moisture. Refer to the product package for details.
Do not store in the bathroom. If you have any questions about storage, ask your pharmacist. Keep all drug pills away from children and pets. Do not magnesium medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more details about how to safely discard your product. Does Magnesium Citrate Tablet interact with other medications? Should I avoid certain foods while taking Magnesium Citrate Tablet?
The information is not magnesium to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, drug interactions or adverse effects, nor should it be construed to indicate that use of a particular drug is safe, appropriate or effective for you or anyone else. A healthcare professional should be consulted before taking any drug, changing any diet or commencing or discontinuing any course of treatment.
If you are citrate the chewable tablets, chew each tablet thoroughly before swallowing.