Medications and Drugs
Brand Names: Mag-200, MagGel, Mag-Ox 400, Uro-Mag
Generic Name: magnesium oxide (Pronunciation: mag NEE see um OCK side)
What is magnesium oxide (Mag-200, MagGel, Mag-Ox 400, Uro-Mag)?
Magnesium is a naturally occurring mineral. Magnesium is important for many systems in the body especially the muscles and nerves.
Magnesium oxide is used as a supplement to maintain adequate magnesium in the body.
Magnesium oxide may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.
What are the possible side effects of magnesium oxide (Mag-200, MagGel, Mag-Ox 400, Uro-Mag)?
Stop taking magnesium oxide and seek emergency medical attention if you experience an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; or hives).
Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to take magnesium oxide and talk to your doctor if you experience diarrhea or an upset stomach.
Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What is the most important information I should know about magnesium oxide (Mag-200, MagGel, Mag-Ox 400, Uro-Mag)?
Before taking magnesium oxide, tell your doctor if you have any other medical conditions, allergies, or if you take other medicines or other herbal/health supplements. Magnesium oxide may not be recommended in some situations.
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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