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Magnesium carbonate Side Effects

For the Consumer

Applies to magnesium carbonate: oral liquid

What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?

WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:

  • Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
  • Severe diarrhea.

What are some other side effects of this drug?

All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:

  • Diarrhea.

These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-332-1088. You may also report side effects at https://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to magnesium carbonate: compounding powder, oral capsule, oral liquid, oral suspension

General

Symptoms of magnesium toxicity include hypotension, nausea, vomiting, facial flushing, urinary retention, ileus, depression, and lethargy, which may progress to muscle weakness, dyspnea, extreme hypotension, arrhythmia, and cardiac arrest.[Ref]

Cardiovascular

Frequency not reported: Hypotension, extreme hypotension, arrhythmia, cardiac arrest[Ref]

Gastrointestinal

Frequency not reported: Vomiting, nausea, ileus, abdominal cramping[Ref]

Musculoskeletal

Frequency not reported: Muscle weakness[Ref]

Psychiatric

Frequency not reported: Depression[Ref]

Respiratory

Frequency not reported: Dyspnea[Ref]

Other

Frequency not reported: Lethargy[Ref]

Dermatologic

Frequency not reported: Facial flushing[Ref]

Genitourinary

Frequency not reported: Urinary retention[Ref]

References

1. National Institutes of Health "Magnesium: Fact sheet for Health Professionals. Available from: URL: 371109" ([2018, Sep 26]):

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.