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Brand Names: Mag-G, Magonate, Magonate Natal, Magtrate

Generic Name: magnesium gluconate (Pronunciation: mag NEE see um GLOO koe nate)

What is magnesium gluconate (Mag-G, Magonate, Magonate Natal, Magtrate)?

Magnesium is a naturally occurring mineral. Magnesium is important for many systems in the body, especially the muscles and nerves.

Magnesium gluconate is used as a supplement to maintain adequate magnesium in the body.

Magnesium gluconate may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of magnesium gluconate (Mag-G, Magonate, Magonate Natal, Magtrate)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using magnesium gluconate and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

  • nausea or vomiting;
  • fast or slow heart rate;
  • feeling light-headed, fainting; or
  • warmth, tingling, or redness under your skin.

Continue taking magnesium gluconate and talk to your doctor if you have any of these less serious side effects:

  • diarrhea;
  • bloating, gas; or
  • 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 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.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.

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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