Magnesium Citrate

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  • Drug Overdose
  • Magnesium Deficiency

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Uses of Magnesium Citrate

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Magnesium Citrate is used in the treatment of:

  • Drug Overdose

Magnesium Citrate is used in the prevention of:

  • Magnesium Deficiency

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Magnesium Citrate Brand Names

Magnesium Citrate may be found in some form under the following brand names:

Magnesium Citrate Drug Class

Magnesium Citrate is part of the drug classes:

Magnesium Citrate Interactions

This is not a complete list of Magnesium Citratedrug interactions. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Magnesium Citrate and Pregnancy

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.

The FDA categorizes medications based on safety for use during pregnancy. Five categories - A, B, C, D, and X, are used to classify the possible risks to an unborn baby when a medication is taken during pregnancy.

Magnesium Citrate falls into category C:

In animal studies, pregnant animals were given this medication and had some babies born with problems. No well-controlled studies have been done in humans, though. Therefore, this medication may be used if the potential benefits to the mother outweigh the potential risks to the unborn child.

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There are no well-controlled studies that have been done in pregnant women. Magnesium Citrate should be used during pregnancy only if the possible benefit outweighs the possible risk to the unborn baby.

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No studies have been done in animals, and no well-controlled studies have been done in pregnant women. Magnesium Citrate should be given to a pregnant woman only if clearly needed.

Magnesium Citrate Dosage

Take magnesium citrate exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully.

The Magnesium Citrate dose your doctor recommends will be based on the following (use any or all that apply):

  • the condition being treated
  • other medical conditions you have
  • other medications you are taking
  • how you respond to this medication
  • your weight
  • your height
  • your age
  • your gender

Magnesium Citrate is available in the following doses:

  • Bisacodyl-magnesium Citrate Oral And Rectal Kit
  • Magnesium Citrate 1.745 G/30 Ml Oral Liquid
  • Magnesium Citrate 100 Mg Oral Tablet
  • Magnesium Citrate Compounding Powder

Forms of Medication

Magnesium Citrate is available in the following forms:

  • Extended Release Tablet
  • Oral Solution
  • Oral Tablet