Magnesium - Side Effects of Using it
The amount of magnesium provided by a product varies with the magnesium salt (formulation) contained in the product. The table above lists the magnesium salts by the amount of magnesium contained in the formulation .
Type of Drug:
Electrolyte. Dietary supplement.
How the Drug Works:
Magnesium is needed for normal enzyme activity, muscle contraction, and nerve conduction.
To reverse or prevent magnesium deficiency. Magnesium deficiency may occur due to prolongod diarrhea, vomiting, chronic alcoholism, malabsorption syndromos, homodialysis, kidney disease, electrolyte or diuretic use.
Unlabeled Uses: Occasionally doctors may prescribe pyridoxine/magnesium oxide combinations to prevent recurrence of calcium oxalate kidney stones.
Use with caution in the following situations: Kidney disease.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or planning to take any over-the-counter or prescription medications or dietary supplements with magnesium. Doses of one or both drugs may need to be modified or a different drug may need to be prescribed. The following drugs and drug classes interact with magnesium:
Every drug is capable of producing side effects. Many magnesium users experience no, or minor, side effects. The frequency and severity of side effects depend on many factors including dose, duration of therapy and individual susceptibility. Possible side effects at high doses include diarrhea.
Guidelines for Use:
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