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 an odorless, white powder. 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 oxide (MgO) is used as a supplement to maintain adequate magnesium in the body. Magnesium oxide is also used in the pharmaceutical industry as a tablet and capsule diluent.
Top Medications with this excipient
- Backaid Max acetaminophen 500 mg / pamabrom 25 mg
- Clorazepate Dipotassium 3.75 mg
- Diurex Water Capsules pamabrom 50 mg
- Esomeprazole Magnesium Delayed Release 40 mg
- Esomeprazole Magnesium Delayed-Release 40 mg
- Felodipine Extended-Release 5 mg
- Felodipine Extended-Release 10 mg
- Fosteum 200 intl units-27 mg-20 mg
- Hydrochlorothiazide and Moexipril Hydrochloride 25 mg / 15 mg
- Hydrochlorothiazide and Moexipril Hydrochloride 12.5 mg / 15 mg
- Hydrochlorothiazide and Telmisartan 12.5 mg / 40 mg
- Moexipril Hydrochloride 7.5 mg
- Mulpleta 3 mg
- Omeprazole Magnesium Delayed-Release 20 mg (base)
- Phenytoin Sodium Extended 100 mg
- Pravastatin Sodium 10 mg
- Pravastatin Sodium 80 mg
- Rabeprazole Sodium Delayed-Release 20 mg
- Tranxene T-Tab 3.75 mg
- VP-GSTN 200 intl units-27 mg-20 mg
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