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Magnesium lactate

Generic Name: Magnesium lactate [mag-NEE-zee-um-LAK-tate].
The Brand Name: Mag-Tab.
Dosage Format: Oral tablet, extended release (84 mg).
The Class of Drugs: Minerals and electrolytes.

What is Magnesium Lactate?

Magnesium lactate is a naturally occurring mineral that is required by the body to help support the functions of the nervous system, heart, and digestive system. Magnesium lactate can be used as a mineral supplement to combat magnesium deficiencies. Magnesium lactate could be used in other ways that are not mentioned in this guide.

Side effects of Magnesium Lactate

See a doctor immediately. If you are experiencing warning signs of an allergic response, such as symptoms of hives, difficulty breathing, or swelling of your lips, face, and tongue.

Common adverse consequences of magnesium lactate could include:

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

This is not an exhaustive list of all possible adverse effects. Other side effects could occur. Contact your doctor to seek medical advice on adverse effects. You can report any adverse reactions to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


Follow the instructions on your prescription label and on the packaging. Consult a pharmacist or doctor to determine if it is safe to take magnesium lactate if you are suffering from other medical conditions.

Before you take this drug

It is not recommended to take magnesium lactate if you are allergic to it. Consult a pharmacist or doctor to determine if it's safe to take this medication when you suffer from another medical condition, particularly:

  • Kidney disease.
  • Coronary 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 before using this medicine if you are breastfeeding or pregnant. Your dose needs could differ during pregnancy or when you are breastfeeding. Your dosage requirements might differ when you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Don't give the medication to a child unless you have medical guidance.

How to take Magnesium Lactate?

Take it exactly as indicated on the label or as recommended by your physician. Don't use in greater than smaller amounts or for longer periods than suggested. Magnesium lactate can be taken in conjunction with food to help if it upsets the stomach or triggers diarrhea. The medicine should be taken every day.An extended-release pill should not be chewed or crushed. Suck it up whole. To help you swallow it easier, you may break the tablet into two halves. Magnesium lactate could be part of a comprehensive treatment program that includes a specific diet. You should follow the diet program developed by your physician or nutritionist. Be familiar with the list of food items that you should consume to ensure that you get sufficient magnesium in your diet. This can include green leafy vegetables, beans, peas, and nuts, as well as whole cereals made of grains. The recommended daily allowance for magnesium increases as you get older. Follow the instructions of your physician. You can also check with the 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.

Utilize magnesium lactate frequently to reap the maximum benefit. Make sure you refill your prescription prior to running out of medication completely. Don't be a part of a magnesium lactate group with another person. Keep the bottle at room temperature, far from heat, moisture, and light. Close the bottle when not being used.

Details on dosage

Usual Adult Dose for Dietary Supplement:

One to two caplets per 12 hours, with food

What happens if I miss a dose?

Do the dose you missed as soon as you can remember. Do not take your missed dose if you are nearing the time for the next dose. Do not take additional medicine to make up for the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

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

What should be avoided?

Beware of foods packed with fat. Consuming high-fat foods can make it difficult for your body to absorb magnesium lactate. Do not consume any other mineral or vitamin supplements containing magnesium unless your doctor has advised you to.

Interaction with other drugs

Other drugs can be incompatible with magnesium lactate, which includes prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Inform your health professionals about any medications you take now and any medications you stop or start using.



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