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Mag-Tab SR

Generic Name: Magnesium lactate [mag-NEE-zee-um-LAK-tate].
The Class of Drugs: Minerals and electrolytes.

What is Mag-Tab SR?

Mag-Tab SR is a naturally occurring mineral that is essential in the body to help support the nervous system, heart, and digestive system. Mag-Tab is a mineral supplement for treating magnesium deficiencies. Mag-Tab SR can also be used for other purposes that aren't listed in this guide.

Adverse effects Mag-Tab SR

Contact a medical professional immediately. Get medical attention immediately if you notice symptoms that indicate an allergic reaction, such as hives, difficulty breathing, or swelling of your lips, face, or tongue.

Common adverse effects of MagTab SR could include:

  • Diarrhea.
  • Gas, or bloating.
  • Upset stomach.

This isn't an exhaustive list of possible side effects, and other effects may also be present. Consult your physician for advice regarding medical adverse effects. You can report any symptoms to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


Follow all the instructions on the label of your medication and the package. Consult a pharmacist or doctor to determine if it's safe to take Mag-Tab SR if you have any medical issues.

Before you take this drug.

You shouldn't use Mag-Tab SR if you are allergic to it. Speak with a physician or pharmacist to determine if it's safe to take this medication if you suffer from any medical conditions, such as:

  • Kidney disease.
  • Heart disease.
  • If you're allergic to food dyes, animals, or other drugs.
  • If you are taking blood thinners (Warfarin, Coumadin, Jantoven).
  • If you are taking any antibiotic (Cipro, Levaquin, penicillamine, Cuprimine, and others).

Talk to your doctor prior to taking this medication if you are nursing or pregnant. Your dose needs might differ during pregnancy or when you are breastfeeding. Your dosage requirements might differ when you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Avoid giving this medication to children without medical guidance.

How to take Mag-Tab SR?

Take it exactly as indicated on the label or as recommended by your physician. Avoid using larger than smaller amounts or for longer periods than suggested. Mag-Tab SR can be taken alongside food in the event that it upsets your stomach and causes diarrhea. The medicine should be taken at the same time every day.

Don't chew or crush the extended-release tablet. Suck it up whole. To help you swallow it easier, you may break the tablet into two halves. Mag-Tab may only be part of a full program of treatment that includes a diet plan. You should follow the diet program developed by your physician or nutrition specialist. Learn about the list of food items you must eat to ensure you are getting sufficient magnesium in your diet. This could include leafy green vegetables, beans, peas, nuts, and whole cereals made of grains.

The recommended daily allowance of magnesium rises as you get older. Follow the advice of your doctor. You can also check your physician's Office of Dietary Supplements of the National Institutes of Health or the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Nutrient Database (formerly "Recommended Daily Allowances") listing for more details. Make use of Mag-Tab SR regularly to get the greatest benefits. Make sure you refill your prescription before you run out of medication completely. Do not share the Mag-Tab SR with anyone else. Keep at room temperature and away from heat, moisture, and light. Make sure the bottle is tightly shut when not in use.

 What happens if I miss a dose?

You should take the dose you missed as soon as you can remember. Do not take your missed dose if it's close to the time of the next dose. Do not take extra medication to make up for a missing dosage.

What happens if I overdose?

For medical emergencies, seek emergency medical attention or contact the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. The symptoms of an overdose can be dizziness, confusion, extreme tiredness, a slow heart rate, muscle weakness, or loss of consciousness.

What should be avoided?

Do not eat foods packed with fat. Foods high in fat can be difficult to digest for the body. MagTab SR. Do not consume any other mineral or vitamin supplements that contain magnesium unless your doctor has advised you to.

Interaction With other drugs

Other medications can be incompatible when used with magnesium lactate, such as prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Be sure to inform your healthcare providers about the medicines you take now as well as any medication you begin or stop taking.