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- What is magnesium citrate-oral, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
- What brand names are available for magnesium citrate-oral?
- Is magnesium citrate-oral available as a generic drug?
- Do I need a prescription for magnesium citrate-oral?
- What are the uses for magnesium citrate-oral?
- What are the side effects of magnesium citrate-oral?
- What is the dosage for magnesium citrate-oral?
- Which drugs or supplements interact with magnesium citrate-oral?
- Is magnesium citrate-oral safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
- What else should I know about magnesium citrate-oral?
What is the dosage for magnesium citrate-oral?
- Adults and children 12 years of age and older: Use 195 to 300 ml of magnesium citrate with a full glass of water. It may be taken as a single dose or divided doses or may also be used with 2 to 4 tablets at bedtime.
- Children 6 to under 12 years of age: Use 90 to 210 ml of magnesium citrate with a full glass of water; it may be taken as a single dose or divided doses.
- Children 2 to under 6 years of age: Use 60 to 90 ml of magnesium citrate; it may be taken as a single dose or divided doses with a maximum dose of 90 ml in 24 hours.
Which drugs or supplements interact with magnesium citrate-oral?
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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