GENERIC NAME(S): Magnesium Gluconate


Description: Magnesium is mineral supplement which aids in the normal functioning of cells, nerves, muscles, bones, and the heart.

  • Used for the prevention and treatment of low amounts of magnesium in the blood

How to use magnesium gluconate

  • Always refer to your doctors instructions before taking this medication. Duration and dosage will be determined by your medical condition and its response to the medication. Make sure to take this mediciation in the prescribed amount and time period even after symptoms disappear. Discontinuing the medication before completion of treatment may cause incomplete treatment of condition. If Symptoms persist, consult your doctor
  • Taken by mouth; With or without food; usually once a day with a full glass of water or as directed by your physician;
  • Swallow extended-release capsules and delayed-release/enteric coated tablets or capsules whole as they may release the drug in higher doses which may cause adverse effects

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  • Minor side effects (if these symptoms persist or worsen, inform your doctor)
    • Stomach upset and diarrhea
  • Severe allergic reactions are rare. Get immediate medical help if you notice the following:
    • Rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing


  • Inform your doctor
    • Allergy to the medication or any allergies
    • Medical History of kidney disease.
  • May contain sugar, aspartame and/or alcohol. Caution is advised if you have the following:
    • Diabetes
    • alcohol dependence
    • liver disease
    • phenylketonuria (PKU)
    • any other condition that requires limit or avoidance of the above substances
  • Should only be used when there is a clear need during pregnancy as it may harm an unborn baby. If you are planning to be pregnant or think you may be pregnant, discuss the risks and benefits of use with your doctor.



Taking multiple drugs may affect how medications work and/or cause unwanted side effects. List down all the medications you are taking and inform your physician and pharmacist. Do not take, discontinue, or alter any dose of medications without prior approval of your physician.

  • Products that may interact with this medication include:
    • cellulose sodium phosphate, digoxin, sodium polystyrene sulfonate, demeclocycline, doxycycline, minocycline, tetracycline, bisphosphonates (such as alendronate) thyroid medications (such as levothyroxine), or a quinolone-type antibiotic (such as ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin)


If overdose is suspected, contact a poison control center or emergency room immediately.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and as soon as you remember, take a regular dose or if the time of the next dose is near, wait for it before taking another dose and resume your usual schedule. Do not increase the dose to compensate for the missed dose.


  • Room temperature
  • Do not expose to light and moisture
  • Do not store in the bathroom
  • Keep all medications away from pets and children

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