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Magnesium Gluconate

Brand Name: Mag-G, Magonate, Magtrate

Generic Name: Magnesium Gluconate

Drug Class: Electrolytes

What Is Magnesium Gluconate Used For and How Does it Work?

Magnesium gluconate is an over-the-counter (OTC) product used as a dietary supplement for electrolyte replenishment.

Magnesium gluconate is available under the following different brand names: Mag-G, Magonate, and Magtrate.

Dosages of Magnesium Gluconate:

  • See package label

Dosage Considerations – Should be Given as Follows:

RDA (Elemental Magnesium)

  • Elemental magnesium
  • Males: 420mg/day
  • Females: 320mg/day
  • Pregnant females: 360mg/day
  • Lactation: 320mg/day

Males: 400-420 mg orally once daily

Females age 18-30:

  • 310 mg orally once daily
  • Pregnancy: 350 mg orally once daily • Lactation: 310 mg orally once daily

Females over 30 years:

  • 320 mg/day
  • Pregnant women: 360 mg/day
  • Lactating women: 320 mg/day

Adolescent boys:

  • 13-18 years: 410 mg/day

Adolescent girls (13-18 years):

  • 360 mg/day
  • Pregnant: 400 mg/day
  • Lactating: 360 mg/day

Children 8-13 years: 240 mg/day

Children 3-8 years: 130 mg/day

Children 1-3 years: 80 mg/day

Children 6-12 months: 75 mg/day

Children under 6 months: 30 mg/day

Supplement

  • Liquid: 5-10 mL initially (first day)
  • Tablet: 2-4 tab initially (first day)
  • Titrate to higher dose until stool softens and remains soft; reduce intake if loose stool

Renal Impairment

  • CrCl less than 30 mL/minute: Caution; reduce dose and monitor for hypermagnesemia

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What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Magnesium Gluconate?

Side effects of Magnesium Gluconate may include:

This document does not contain all possible side effects and others may occur. Check with your physician for additional information about side effects.

What Other Drugs Interact with Magnesium Gluconate?

If your doctor has directed you to use this medication, your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor, health care provider or pharmacist first.

  • Magnesium Gluconate  has no listed severe interactions with other drugs.
  • Magnesium Gluconate has no listed serious interactions with other drugs.
  • Magnesium Gluconate has no listed moderate interactions with other drugs.
  • Magnesium Gluconate has no listed mild interactions with other drugs.

This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist. Check with your physician if you have health questions or concerns.

What Are Warnings and Precautions for Magnesium Gluconate?

Warnings

This medication contains magnesium gluconate. Do not take Mag-G, Magonate, or Magtrate if you are allergic to magnesium gluconate or any ingredients contained in this drug.

Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center immediately.

Contraindications

  • Hypersensitivity
  • Hypermagnesemia

Effects of Drug Abuse

  • No information available.

Short-Term Effects

  • See "What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Magnesium Gluconate?"

Long-Term Effects

  • See "What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Magnesium Gluconate?"

Cautions

Pregnancy and Lactation

Magnesium gluconate is generally acceptable for use during pregnancy. Controlled studies in pregnant women show no evidence of fetal risk. Elemental magnesium dietary reference intake during pregnancy is 350-400 mg/day for adult women.

Magnesium gluconate is distributed in breast milk. Elemental magnesium dietary reference intake for breast feeding women is 310-360 mg/day for adult women.

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Reviewed on 1/16/2020
References
https://reference.medscape.com/drug/mag-g-magonate-magnesium-gluconate-999582

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