Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Jun 6, 2022.
Excipient (pharmacologically inactive substance)
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 trisilicate (Mg2O8Si3) is used in preparations as an antacid for heartburn to lessen stomach acid. It is a compound of magnesium oxide and silicon dioxide with varying proportions of water; occurs in nature as meerschaum, pararepiolite, and repiolite; used as a gastric antacid.
Top medications with this excipient
- Acamprosate Calcium Delayed-Release 333 mg
- Azithromycin 250 mg
- Azithromycin 600 mg
- Azithromycin 500 mg
- Bonjesta doxylamine succinate 20 mg / pyridoxine hydrochloride 20 mg
- Diclegis doxylamine succinate 10 mg / pyridoxine hydrochloride 10 mg
- Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release 500 mg
- Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release 750 mg
- Tridione 150 mg
- Drugs.com. Magnesium trisilicate. Accessed February 21, 2015 at http://www.drugs.com/dict/magnesium-trisilicate.html.
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