magnesium oxide (cont.)
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- What is magnesium oxide (Mag-200, MagGel, Mag-Ox 400, Uro-Mag)?
- What are the possible side effects of magnesium oxide (Mag-200, MagGel, Mag-Ox 400, Uro-Mag)?
- What is the most important information I should know about magnesium oxide (Mag-200, MagGel, Mag-Ox 400, Uro-Mag)?
- Who should not take magnesium oxide (Mag-200, MagGel, Mag-Ox 400, Uro-Mag)?
- How should I take magnesium oxide (Mag-200, MagGel, Mag-Ox 400, Uro-Mag)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Mag-200, MagGel, Mag-Ox 400, Uro-Mag)?
- What happens if I overdose (Mag-200, MagGel, Mag-Ox 400, Uro-Mag)?
- What should I avoid while taking magnesium oxide (Mag-200, MagGel, Mag-Ox 400, Uro-Mag)?
- What other drugs will affect magnesium oxide (Mag-200, MagGel, Mag-Ox 400, Uro-Mag)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Mag-200, MagGel, Mag-Ox 400, Uro-Mag)?
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 (Mag-200, MagGel, Mag-Ox 400, Uro-Mag)?
Seek emergency medical attention.
Symptoms of an magnesium oxide overdose include nausea, vomiting, flushing, low blood pressure, a slow heartbeat, drowsiness, coma, and death.
What should I avoid while taking magnesium oxide (Mag-200, MagGel, Mag-Ox 400, Uro-Mag)?
There are no restrictions on food, beverages, or activity while taking magnesium oxide unless otherwise directed by your doctor.
What other drugs will affect magnesium oxide (Mag-200, MagGel, Mag-Ox 400, Uro-Mag)?
Before taking magnesium oxide, 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 oxide, or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring during your treatment if you are taking any of the medicines listed above.
Drugs other than those listed here can also interact with magnesium oxide. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any over-the-counter or prescription medicines.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist has additional information about magnesium oxide 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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