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Magonate Side Effects

Generic Name: magnesium carbonate

Note: This page contains information about the side effects of magnesium carbonate. Some of the dosage forms included on this document may not apply to the brand name Magonate.

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


Gastrointestinal side effects have included flatulence and diarrhea. Magnesium (Mg) toxicity has been associated with nausea (Mg levels of 4 to 5 mEq/L) and rare cases of paralytic ileus (Mg levels greater than 5 mEq/L).[Ref]


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2. "Multum Information Services, Inc. Expert Review Panel"

Not all side effects for Magonate may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.

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