magnesium citrate (Citrate of Magnesia, Citroma) (cont.)

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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) because magnesium citrate decreases absorption of these antibiotics and leads to decreased therapeutic effect.

PREGNANCY: There is little risk of harm to the developing fetus.

NURSING MOTHERS: Magnesium citrate can be safely and effectively used in nursing mothers because of minimal infant risk.

SIDE EFFECTS: Side effects of magnesium citrate are abdominal cramps, diarrhea, bloating, electrolyte imbalance, nausea, and vomiting.

REFERENCE: magnesium citrate.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 10/2/2014

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