GENERIC NAME: magnesium citrate
BRAND NAME: Citrate of Magnesia, Citroma
GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes
USES: Magnesium citrate is used for bowel evacuation (bowel preparation or cleansing), constipation, and bowel irregularity.
SIDE EFFECTS: The most common side effects of magnesium citrate are:
PREPARATIONS: Liquid: 290 mg/ 5 ml. Tablet: 100 mg
Safe and effective use of magnesium citrate is not established for children under the age of 2.
DRUG INTERACTIONS: Magnesium citrate should not be combined with medications like:
- eltrombopag (Promacta),
- doxycycline (Vibramycin),
- minocycline (Minocin),
- ciprofloxacin (Cipro), and
- levofloxacin (Levaquin).
Magnesium citrate decreases absorption of these antibiotics and leads to decreased therapeutic effect.
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