magnesium citrate (cont.)
What happens if I miss a dose (Citrate of Magnesia, Citroma)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the dose you missed and take only the next regularly scheduled dose. Do not take a double dose of this medication.
What happens if I overdose (Citrate of Magnesia, Citroma)?
Seek emergency medical attention.
Symptoms of an magnesium citrate overdose include nausea, vomiting, flushing, low blood pressure, a slow heartbeat, drowsiness, coma, and death.
What should I avoid while taking magnesium citrate (Citrate of Magnesia, Citroma)?
There are no restrictions on food, beverages, or activity while taking magnesium citrate unless otherwise directed by your doctor.
What other drugs will affect magnesium citrate (Citrate of Magnesia, Citroma)?
Before taking magnesium citrate, talk to your doctor if you are taking
- a tetracycline antibiotic such as tetracycline (Sumycin, Achromycin V, and others), demeclocycline (Declomycin), doxycycline (Vibramycin, Monodox, Doxy, and others), minocycline (Minocin, Dynacin, and others), or oxytetracycline (Terramycin, and others);
- a fluoroquinolone antibiotic such as ciprofloxacin (Cipro), ofloxacin (Floxin), enoxacin (Penetrex), norfloxacin (Noroxin), sparfloxacin (Zagam), levofloxacin (Levaquin), lomefloxacin (Maxaquin), grepafloxacin (Raxar), and others;
- penicillamine (Cuprimine);
- digoxin (Lanoxin, Lanoxicaps); or
- nitrofurantoin (Macrodantin, Furadantin, others).
You not be able to take magnesium citrate, or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring during treatment if you are taking any of the medicines listed above.
Drugs other than those listed here can also interact with magnesium citrate. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any over-the-counter or prescription medicines, including herbal products.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist has additional information about magnesium citrate written for health professionals that you may read.
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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