Excipient (pharmacologically inactive substance)
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What is it?
Magnesium is a naturally occurring mineral, and is essential for the diet. It is important for many systems in the body, especially the muscles and nerves. Magnesium is present in fruits, vegetables, grains, milk, meat and fish and the natural content of these foods is the major source of the current dietary intake. Magnesium as the hydroxide is used as a laxative to relieve occasional constipation (irregularity) and as an antacid to relieve indigestion, sour stomach, and heartburn. Magnesium salts may be used in the pharmaceutical industry as a tablet and capsule diluent.
Top Medications with this excipient
- Abilify MyCite 20 mg
- Abilify MyCite 30 mg
- Abilify MyCite 2 mg
- Abilify MyCite 15 mg
- Abilify MyCite 5 mg
- Abilify MyCite 10 mg
- Acetaminophen and Hydrocodone Bitartrate 300 mg / 5 mg
- Dexmethylphenidate Hydrochloride 2.5 mg
- Dexmethylphenidate Hydrochloride 5 mg
- Dexmethylphenidate Hydrochloride 10 mg
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