Generic Name: magnesium oxide (mag NEE see um OCK side)Brand Names: Mag-200, Mag-Ox 400, MagGel, Uro-Mag
Magnesium is a naturally occurring mineral. Magnesium is important for many systems in the body especially the muscles and nerves.
Magnesium oxide is used as a supplement to maintain adequate magnesium in the body.
Magnesium oxide may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.
Before taking magnesium oxide, tell your doctor if you have any other medical conditions, allergies, or if you take other medicines or other herbal/health supplements. Magnesium oxide may not be recommended in some situations.
Before taking magnesium oxide, tell your doctor if you have any other medical conditions, allergies, or if you take other medicines or other herbal/health supplements. Magnesium oxide may not be recommended in some situations.It is not known whether magnesium oxide will harm an unborn baby. Do not take magnesium oxide without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy. It is not known whether magnesium oxide will harm an nursing baby. Do not take magnesium oxide without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Take magnesium oxide exactly as directed by your doctor or as directed on the package. If you do not understand these directions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.Take the tablets and capsules with a full glass of water.
To ensure that you get the correct dose, measure the liquid form of magnesium with a dose-measuring spoon or cup, not with a regular table spoon. If you do not have a dose-measuring device, ask your pharmacist where you can get one.Do not take more magnesium oxide than is directed. Store magnesium oxide at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the dose you missed and take only the next regularly scheduled dose. Do not take a double dose of this medication.
Symptoms of an magnesium oxide overdose include nausea, vomiting, flushing, low blood pressure, a slow heartbeat, drowsiness, coma, and death.
There are no restrictions on food, beverages, or activity while taking magnesium oxide unless otherwise directed by your doctor.
Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to take magnesium oxide and talk to your doctor if you experience diarrhea or an upset stomach.
Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Before taking magnesium oxide, talk to your doctor if you are taking
a tetracycline antibiotic such as tetracycline (Sumycin, Achromycin V, and others), demeclocycline (Declomycin), doxycycline (Vibramycin, Monodox, Doxy, and others), minocycline (Minocin, Dynacin, and others), or oxytetracycline (Terramycin, and others);
a fluoroquinolone antibiotic such as ciprofloxacin (Cipro), ofloxacin (Floxin), enoxacin (Penetrex), norfloxacin (Noroxin), sparfloxacin (Zagam), levofloxacin (Levaquin), lomefloxacin (Maxaquin), grepafloxacin (Raxar), and others;
digoxin (Lanoxin, Lanoxicaps); or
nitrofurantoin (Macrodantin, Furadantin, others).
You not be able to take magnesium oxide, or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring during your treatment if you are taking any of the medicines listed above.
Drugs other than those listed here can also interact with magnesium oxide. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any over-the-counter or prescription medicines.