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Generic Name: Magnesium gluconate [mag-NEE-see-um-GLOO-koe-nate].
The Brand Names are: Mag-G, Optimum Magnesium Gluconate, and Magtrate.
The Class of Drugs: Minerals and electrolytes.

What is Magtrate?

Magnesium is a natural mineral that occurs naturally. Magnesium is essential for a variety of organs throughout the body but is particularly important for the nerves and muscles. Magtrate can be used as an aid to maintain the level of magnesium in your body. Magtrate can also be employed for other purposes that are not covered in this guideline for medication.

Adverse effects of Magtrate

See a doctor immediately. Get medical attention immediately if you notice symptoms that are warning signs of an allergic response, such as hives, difficulty breathing, and swelling of your lips, face, and throat. Magtrate can cause severe adverse effects. Stop taking magnesium and contact your doctor immediately if you suffer from:

  • Confusion, extreme tiredness, and the sensation of passing outt.
  • Severe nausea or vomiting.
  • Muscle weakness.
  • Low heart rate.

Common side effects of magnesium could include:

  • Diarrhea.
  • Bloating gas.
  • Upset stomach.

This is not a comprehensive list of possible side effects, and other side effects could occur. Consult your physician for advice regarding medical effects. You can report any symptoms to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


Follow the directions on the label of your medication and on the label of your package. Inform your health care providers about your allergies, medical conditions, and any other medications you take.

Before you take this drug

Consult a pharmacist or doctor to determine if it's safe to take Magtrate in the event of any other medical condition, including:

  • Kidney disease kidney disease.
  • If you suffer from any allergies.

Consult a physician prior to using this medication if you are breastfeeding or pregnant. Your dose needs might differ during pregnancy or when you are breastfeeding.

How to take Magtrate?

Follow the directions on the label or as recommended by your physician. Avoid using in larger than smaller quantities or for longer periods than suggested. In order to help your body better absorb Magtrate, take it during a meal or after you eat. You can take magnesium tablets. Take a magnesium tablet with a drink of fluid. Measure the liquid dosage using a spoon that is specially designed for measuring doses or a medicine cup. If you don't have an instrument for measuring doses, ask your pharmacist for one. Keep at room temperature, away from heat, humidity, and light.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Do the missed dose as quickly as you can remember. Avoid any missed doses if it's close to the time of the next dose. Take no additional medication to compensate for the missed dosage.

What happens if I overdose?

Get medical attention immediately or contact the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. A magnesium overdose could be fatal. The symptoms of an overdose can include slow breathing, loss of consciousness, or coma.

What should be avoided?

Consult a physician or pharmacist prior to using an antacid, laxative, or any other vitamin and mineral supplement. A lot of these products contain magnesium. When you combine certain products, it could result in you acquiring an excessive amount of magnesium.

Interaction with other drugs

Magtrate may make it more difficult for the body to absorb other medications that you consume by mouth. This could make certain medications less effective when used simultaneously. Consult your physician regarding the time you should rest between taking doses of magnesium gluconate and any of the following medications:

  • Antibiotics.
  • Medication for treating Paget's disorder of bone.
  • Osteoporosis medicine.
  • Thyroid medication.

Talk to a pharmacist or doctor to determine if it's appropriate for you to take Magtrate when you are taking any of these medicines:

  • The cellulose sodium phosphate.
  • Digoxin.
  • Sodium polystyrene sulfonate.

The lists below are not exhaustive. Other drugs can interfere when used with magnesium gluconate, which includes prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. There are not all interactions included in this guideline for medication.