Magnesium gluconate Side Effects
For the Consumer
Applies to magnesium gluconate: oral tablet
Follow all directions on your medicine label and package. Tell each of your healthcare providers about all your medical conditions, allergies, and all medicines you use.
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using magnesium gluconate and call your doctor at once if you have:
confusion, severe drowsiness, feeling like you might pass out;
muscle weakness; or
Common side effects may include:
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to magnesium gluconate: compounding powder, oral liquid, oral tablet
Symptoms of magnesium toxicity include hypotension, nausea, vomiting, flushing, urinary retention, ileus, depression, and lethargy, which may progress to muscle weakness, dyspnea, extreme hypotension, arrhythmia, and cardiac arrest.[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Hypotension, extreme hypotension, arrhythmia, cardiac arrest[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Diarrhea, upset stomach, stomach cramps, vomiting, nausea, ileus[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Muscle weakness[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Depression[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Dyspnea[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Lethargy[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Flushing of skin, facial flushing[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Urinary retention[Ref]
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Related treatment guides
1. National Institutes of Health "Magnesium: Fact sheet for Health Professionals. 371109" (2018):
2. National Institutes of Health "MedlinePlus: Magnesium Gluconate. https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a601072.html." (2018):
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.