Magnesium gluconate liquid

Generic Name: magnesium gluconate (mag-NEE-zee-um GLOO-koe-nate)
Brand Name: Magonate

Magnesium gluconate liquid is used for:

Treating low magnesium levels or maintaining the proper amount of magnesium in the body.

Magnesium gluconate liquid is an essential mineral. It works by adding magnesium to your body if your magnesium levels are low.

Do NOT use magnesium gluconate liquid if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in magnesium gluconate liquid

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

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Before using magnesium gluconate liquid:

Some medical conditions may interact with magnesium gluconate liquid. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
  • if you have appendicitis, diarrhea, a blockage of your intestines, heart problems, or kidney problems

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with magnesium gluconate liquid. Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:

  • Anticoagulants (eg, warfarin) because the risk of their side effects may be increased by magnesium gluconate liquid
  • Bisphosphonates (eg, risedronate), penicillamine, quinolone antibiotics (eg, ciprofloxacin), or tetracyclines (eg, doxycycline) because their effectiveness may be decreased by magnesium gluconate liquid

This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if magnesium gluconate liquid may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use magnesium gluconate liquid:

Use magnesium gluconate liquid as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Take magnesium gluconate liquid by mouth with food.
  • If you miss a dose of magnesium gluconate liquid and are using it regularly, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use magnesium gluconate liquid.

Important safety information:

  • Lab tests, including magnesium levels, may be performed while you use magnesium gluconate liquid. These tests may be used to monitor your condition or check for side effects. Be sure to keep all doctor and lab appointments.
  • Magnesium gluconate liquid should be used with extreme caution in CHILDREN; safety and effectiveness in children have not been confirmed.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using magnesium gluconate liquid while you are pregnant. It is not known if magnesium gluconate liquid is found in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use magnesium gluconate liquid, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.

Possible side effects of magnesium gluconate liquid:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Diarrhea.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); nausea; slow reflexes.

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center, or emergency room immediately. Symptoms may include confusion; dizziness; flushing; loss of consciousness; muscle weakness; severe drowsiness; slow heartbeat.

Proper storage of magnesium gluconate liquid:

Store magnesium gluconate liquid at 77 degrees F (25 degrees C). Brief storage at temperatures between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C) is permitted. Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep magnesium gluconate liquid out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about magnesium gluconate liquid, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Magnesium gluconate liquid is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
  • If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.
  • Check with your pharmacist about how to dispose of unused medicine.

This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take magnesium gluconate liquid or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about magnesium gluconate liquid. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to magnesium gluconate liquid. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using magnesium gluconate liquid.

Issue Date: December 3, 2014
Database Edition 14.4.1.003
Copyright © 2014 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.

Disclaimer: This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take this medicine or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about this medicine. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to this medicine. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using this medicine.

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