magnesium gluconate (cont.)
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- What is magnesium gluconate (Mag-G, Magonate, Magonate Natal, Magtrate)?
- What are the possible side effects of magnesium gluconate (Mag-G, Magonate, Magonate Natal, Magtrate)?
- What is the most important information I should know about magnesium gluconate (Mag-G, Magonate, Magonate Natal, Magtrate)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking magnesium gluconate (Mag-G, Magonate, Magonate Natal, Magtrate)?
- How should I take magnesium gluconate (Mag-G, Magonate, Magonate Natal, Magtrate)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Mag-G, Magonate, Magonate Natal, Magtrate)?
- What happens if I overdose (Mag-G, Magonate, Magonate Natal, Magtrate)?
- What should I avoid while taking magnesium gluconate (Mag-G, Magonate, Magonate Natal, Magtrate)?
- What other drugs will affect magnesium gluconate (Mag-G, Magonate, Magonate Natal, Magtrate)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Mag-G, Magonate, Magonate Natal, Magtrate)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the medicine at the next regularly scheduled time. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Mag-G, Magonate, Magonate Natal, Magtrate)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.
Symptoms of a magnesium gluconate overdose may include flushing, a slow heartbeat, severe drowsiness, confusion, muscle weakness, feeling light-headed, or fainting.
What should I avoid while taking magnesium gluconate (Mag-G, Magonate, Magonate Natal, Magtrate)?
There are no restrictions on food, beverages, or activity while using magnesium gluconate unless your doctor has told you otherwise.
What other drugs will affect magnesium gluconate (Mag-G, Magonate, Magonate Natal, Magtrate)?
Certain antibiotics should not be taken at the same time as magnesium gluconate because they may not be absorbed as well by your body. If you are taking an antibiotic, avoid taking it within 2 hours before or after you take magnesium gluconate.
Before taking magnesium gluconate, tell your doctor if you are using any of the following drugs:
- naladixic acid (NegGram);
- penicillamine (Cuprimine, Depen);
- an antibiotic such as tetracycline (Brodspec, Sumycin, Tetracap, and others), demeclocycline (Declomycin), doxycycline (Vibramycin, Monodox, Doryx, Doxy, and others), or minocycline (Minocin, Dynacin, and others);
- a fluoroquinolone antibiotic such as ciprofloxacin (Cipro), gatifloxacin (Tequin), levofloxacin (Levaquin), lomefloxacin (Maxaquin), moxifloxacin (Avelox), norfloxacin (Noroxin), ofloxacin (Floxin), sparfloxacin (Zagam), or trovafloxacin (Trovan); or
- a medication for osteoporosis or Paget's disease, such as alendronate (Fosamax), etidronate (Didronel), ibandronate (Boniva), risedronate (Actonel), or tiludronate (Skelid).
If you are using any of these drugs, you may not be able to use magnesium gluconate, or you may need dosage adjustments or special tests during treatment.
There may be other drugs not listed that can affect magnesium gluconate. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist has information about magnesium gluconate 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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