magnesium chloride (cont.)
IN THIS ARTICLE
- What is magnesium chloride (Mag 64, Mag-Delay, Mag-SR)?
- What are the possible side effects of magnesium chloride (Mag 64, Mag-Delay, Mag-SR)?
- What is the most important information I should know about magnesium chloride (Mag 64, Mag-Delay, Mag-SR)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking magnesium chloride (Mag 64, Mag-Delay, Mag-SR)?
- How should I take magnesium chloride (Mag 64, Mag-Delay, Mag-SR)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Mag 64, Mag-Delay, Mag-SR)?
- What happens if I overdose (Mag 64, Mag-Delay, Mag-SR)?
- What should I avoid while taking magnesium chloride (Mag 64, Mag-Delay, Mag-SR)?
- What other drugs will affect magnesium chloride (Mag 64, Mag-Delay, Mag-SR)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Mag 64, Mag-Delay, Mag-SR)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to take the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Mag 64, Mag-Delay, Mag-SR)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include thirst, confusion, severe drowsiness, slow heart rate, urinating less than usual or not at all, swelling, weight gain, feeling short of breath, or fainting.
What should I avoid while taking magnesium chloride (Mag 64, Mag-Delay, Mag-SR)?
Avoid using antacids or laxatives without your doctor's advice. Use only the specific type of antacid your doctor recommends. These medications may contain minerals and if you take certain products together you may get too much magnesium.
If you are taking a tetracycline antibiotic, avoid taking it within 2 hours before or 3 hours after you take magnesium chloride. Tetracycline antibiotics include doxycycline (Adoxa, Doryx, Oracea, Vibramycin), minocycline (Dynacin, Minocin, Solodyn, Vectrin), or tetracycline (Brodspec, Panmycin, Sumycin, Tetracap, and others).
What other drugs will affect magnesium chloride (Mag 64, Mag-Delay, Mag-SR)?
Tell your doctor about all other medications you use, especially:
- digoxin (Lanoxin, Lanoxicaps);
- sodium polystyrene sulfonate (Kalexate, Kayexalate, Kionex);
- an amphetamine such as ADHD medication (Adderall, Vyvanse, Dexedrine, and others);
- an antibiotic such as ciprofloxacin (Cipro), ofloxacin (Floxin), norfloxacin (Noroxin), levofloxacin (Levaquin), and others;
- medication for osteoporosis or Paget's disease, such as alendronate (Fosamax), ibandronate (Boniva), etidronate (Didronel), pamidronate (Aredia), or risedronate (Actonel); or
- thyroid replacement medication such as levothyroxine (Synthroid, Levothroid, Unithroid).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with magnesium chloride. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about magnesium chloride.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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