Generic Name: magnesium-citrate, Oral Solution

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Highlights for magnesium-citrate

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MAGNESIUM CITRATE (mag NEE zee um SI treyt) is a saline laxative. It is used to treat occasional constipation, but it should not be used regularly for this purpose.
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Talk to your healthcare provider if you have any of these conditions.
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Know what to watch for and get tips for reducing your risks while taking this drug.
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magnesium-citrate Side Effects

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Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:\n-allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue\n-breathing problems\n-chest pain\n-fast, irregular heartbeat\n-muscle weakness\n-nausea or vomiting\n\nSide effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):\n-diarrhea\n-stomach upset

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magnesium-citrate May Interact with Other Medications

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  • cellulose sodium phosphate\n-digoxin\n-edetate disodium, EDTA\n-medicines for bone strength like etidronate, ibandronate, risedronate\n-sodium polystyrene sulfonate\n-some antibiotics like ciprofloxacin, doxycycline, gatifloxacin, levofloxacin, tetracycline\n-vitamin D
Disclaimer: Our goal is to provide you with the most relevant and current information. However, because drugs interact differently in each person, we cannot guarantee that this information includes all possible interactions. This information is not a substitute for medical advice. Always speak with your healthcare provider about possible interactions with all prescription drugs, vitamins, herbs and supplements, and over-the-counter drugs that you are taking.
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How to Use magnesium-citrate

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Take this medicine by mouth. Follow the directions on the package or prescription label. Use a specially marked spoon or container to measure each dose. Ask your pharmacist if you do not have one. Household spoons are not accurate. Drink a full glass of fluid with each dose of this medicine. This medicine may taste better if it is chilled before you drink it. Do not take your medicine more often than directed.\n\nTalk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for children as young as 2 years of age for selected conditions, precautions do apply.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:\n-are on a low magnesium or low sodium diet\n-change in bowel habits for 2 weeks\n-colostomy or ileostomy\n-constipation after using another laxative for 7 days\n-diabetes\n-kidney disease\n-rectal bleeding\n-stomach pain, nausea, or vomiting\n-an unusual or allergic reaction to magnesium citrate, other magnesium products, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives\n-pregnant or trying to get pregnant\n-breast-feeding

What if I miss a dose?

This does not apply; this medicine is not for regular use.

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Tell your doctor or healthcare professional if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse.\n\nDo not take any other medicine by mouth within 2 hours of taking this medicine.

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.\n\nStore at room temperature or in the refrigerator between 8 and 30 degrees C (46 and 86 degrees F). Throw away any unused medicine 24 hours after opening the bottle. Throw away unopened bottles of medicine after the expiration date.

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