Ri-Mag Side Effects

Generic Name: magaldrate

Note: This document contains side effect information about magaldrate. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Ri-Mag.

Some side effects of Ri-Mag may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.

For the Consumer

Applies to magaldrate: suspension

Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Constipation; diarrhea; intestinal pain.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur while taking magaldrate (the active ingredient contained in Ri-Mag)

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); black, tarry stools; loss of appetite; muscle weakness; nausea; slow reflexes; vomiting; vomit that looks like coffee grounds.

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to magaldrate: oral suspension

Musculoskeletal

Musculoskeletal side effects including osteomalacia, bone pain, and muscular weakness have been reported.

Other

Other side effects have been reported including malaise, decreased fluoride absorption, milk-alkali syndrome, and aluminum accumulation in serum, bone and the CNS.

Nervous system

Nervous system side effects including neurotoxicity and encephalopathy have been reported.

Gastrointestinal

Gastrointestinal side effects including rebound hyperacidity, diarrhea, intestinal obstruction, and constipation have been reported.

Metabolic

Metabolic side effects including hypophosphatemia and hypermagnesemia have been reported.

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