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Brand Names: Chelated Magnesium, MG Plus Protein

Generic Name: magnesium amino acids chelate (Pronunciation: mag NEE zee um a MEEN oh AS ids KEE late)

What is magnesium amino acids chelate (Chelated Magnesium, MG Plus Protein)?

Magnesium is a naturally occurring mineral. Magnesium is important for many systems in the body especially the muscles and nerves.

Magnesium amino acids chelate is used as a supplement to maintain adequate magnesium in the body.

Magnesium amino acids chelate may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of magnesium amino acids chelate (Chelated Magnesium, MG Plus Protein)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; severe dizziness, difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have severe or ongoing diarrhea.

Less serious side effects may include:

  • mild diarrhea;
  • nausea, stomach pain; or
  • upset stomach.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about magnesium amino acids chelate (Chelated Magnesium, MG Plus Protein)?

Before taking magnesium amino acids chelate, tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions, allergies, and any other medicines you use.

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. It is not known whether magnesium chloride could harm an unborn baby, or if it passes into breast milk and could harm a nursing baby. Your dose needs may be different while you are pregnant or breast-feeding.

Tell your doctor about all other medications you use, especially antibiotics, diuretics, or medication for osteoporosis or Paget's disease.

Tell your doctor if you have signs that your magnesium blood levels are too low, such as confusion, uneven heart rate, jerking muscle movements, and muscle weakness or limp feeling.

Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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