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Magnesium Aspartate

Brand Name: Maginex, Maginex DS

Generic Name: Magnesium Aspartate

Drug Class: Electrolytes

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

Magnesium aspartate is an over-the-counter (OTC) product used for magnesium supplementation.

Magnesium aspartate is available under the following different brand names: Maginex and Maginex DS.

Dosages of Magnesium Aspartate:

Adult and Pediatric Dosage Forms and Strengths

Tablet, Enteric-Coated

  • 61mg elemental Mg (615mg salt form)

Granules for Oral Solution

  • 122 mg elemental Mg/packet (1230mg salt form)

Dosage Considerations – Should be Given as Follows:

Adults over 30 years

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

Adults age 19-30 years

  • Elemental magnesium
  • Males: 400mg/day
  • Females: 310mg/day
  • Pregnant females: 350mg/day
  • Lactation: 310mg/day

Over-the-counter (OTC) Supplement

  • Salt form
  • 1 packet (dissolved in water or juice) or 2 tablets (1230 mg) up to 3 times daily

Dietary reference intake for elemental magnesium varies in children according to age

  • Age under 6 months: 30 mg/day
  • 6-12 months: 75 mg/day
  • 1-3 years: 80 mg/day
  • 3-8 years: 130 mg/day
  • 8-13 years: 240 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

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What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Magnesium Aspartate?

Side effects of Magnesium Aspartate 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 Aspartate?

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 Aspartate has no listed severe interactions with other drugs.
  • Magnesium Aspartate has no listed serious interactions with other drugs.
  • Magnesium Aspartate has no listed moderate interactions with other drugs.
  • Magnesium Aspartate 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 Aspartate?

Warnings

This medication contains magnesium aspartate. Do not take Maginex or Maginex DS if you are allergic to magnesium aspartate 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

Effects of Drug Abuse

  • No information available.

Short-Term Effects

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

Long-Term Effects

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

Cautions

Pregnancy and Lactation

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

Magnesium aspartate is distributed in breast milk. The elemental magnesium dietary reference intake for breast feeding women is 310-360 mg/day for adult women. Consult your doctor.

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Reviewed on 1/16/2020
References
https://reference.medscape.com/drug/maginex-ds-magnesium-aspartate-999580
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