magnesium gluconate (cont.)
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What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking magnesium gluconate (Mag-G, Magonate, Magonate Natal, Magtrate)?
Before taking magnesium gluconate, tell your doctor if you are allergic to anything, or if you have have kidney disease. If you have any of these conditions, you may not be able to use magnesium gluconate, or you may need a dosage adjustment or special tests during treatment.
It is not known whether magnesium gluconate will harm an unborn baby. Do not take magnesium gluconate without telling your doctor if you are pregnant plan to become pregnant during treatment.
It is not known whether magnesium gluconate passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not take magnesium gluconate without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
How should I take magnesium gluconate (Mag-G, Magonate, Magonate Natal, Magtrate)?
Use this medication exactly as directed on the label, or as it has been prescribed by your doctor. Do not use the medication in larger amounts, or use it for longer than recommended.
Take this medication with a full glass of water.
To help your body to better absorb magnesium gluconate, take the medication with a meal or just after eating.
Measure the liquid form of magnesium gluconate with a special dose-measuring spoon or cup, not a regular table spoon. If you do not have a dose-measuring device, ask your pharmacist for one.
Store magnesium gluconate at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light.
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